Choosing a Substrate

Choosing a Substrate

Which substrate should I choose? Choosing your substrate is perhaps the most important part of the process. What kind of jarrarium are you going for? Do you want an au natural jar that mimics a pond? Are you going for a finely crafted piece of art, and the jar is just...
Choosing a Jar for your Jarrarium

Choosing a Jar for your Jarrarium

How to choose a Jar While these micro-aquariums are usually called “jarrariums”, they do not necessarily need to be built in a jar. Any container that is transparent will work. The ideal material for the vessel is glass, as it strikes the best balance between...
Salt or Fresh Water Jarrarium?

Salt or Fresh Water Jarrarium?

Salt or Fresh Water Ecosystem? Most people that get into the aquaria hobby start with freshwater. You win a goldfish at the county fair, or inherit one from a neighbor that’s moving. Maybe you saw a pretty betta fish in a tiny cup and you just had to rescue it. We’ve...
Are Jarrariums really self-sustaining?

Are Jarrariums really self-sustaining?

Can you make a truly self-sustaining aquatic ecosystem? The short answer is no. The long answer is almost definitely no, but we’re trying anyway. Since the field of ecology was conceived, scientists have been attracted to the challenge of creating a truly...