I'm thinking about converting a 30 gallon aquarium into a terrarium. I would like advice from anyone who has done this successfully.
What types of plants are slow-growing and would do well under glass? The top will not be sealed, but will be mostly covered by the aquarium top that has the light in it.
Here's a photo of my completed terrarium. The miniature violets cost about $4 to $5 each. I found the shefflera and a cute small palm at Walmart for $3 each. The small juniper was pricy, about $15. The ground cover is something called Irish moss that was on sale at a discount store after St. Patrick's Day. The rocks and gravel are from my yard.
Of course, all this does add up, I probably spent about $75 total. But now I have a large and attractive focal point in my home office. The activated charcoal which was recommended to go over the gravel in the bottom was a major expense. I used a type for aquarium filters and possibly could have found a cheaper source.
Your terrarium looks amazing! Here are a few helpful tips to help you maintain it.
What a beautiful addition to your home office!
anyone know how to make a terrarium that is a good habitat for hermit crabs but still pretty and easy to take care of.....it will be 2.5 gallons
Hi Chloe, Wow, this is so neat! I am hoping one day, to do something like this, also. Thanks to all the replies also!
Love and hugs, Marcia
Thanks for the advice, Ellen. The only thing I'm fertilizing is the violets. Actually I left them in their tiny one-inch plastic pots, because my understanding is that they need to become pot-bound to bloom regularly. They have to be watered fairly frequently, about once a week, and I put violet food in the water. The rest of the setup seems to need water about once every 10 days.
Your terrarium looks lovely! Not too bad a price for such beauty to see. :) Nice work!
Michelle in Pa.
Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!