What’s a Jarrarium?

In essence, a jarrarium is simply a micro-aquarium built in a small container like a jar or fish bowl. 

In practice, a jarrarium is meant to be a totally self-sustaining ecosystem (or nearly so). It should require little or no maintenance. 

There are several methods to creating a jarrarium. The simplest is to just scoop up mud, water, and plants from a pond and watch it unfold. Some people carefully sculpt a living work of art out of rocks, wood, plants, and animals. 

Jarrarium Product Reviews

Back to the Roots Water Garden


Bloomify Orchid Terrarium


Shrimp Bubble


Step by step how to create a jarrarium, including advice for design options (salt/fresh, sealed/unsealed, plants/animals and more!)