I'm aware that they are usually planted in aquarium tanks but I am trying out an experiment, as I like to create self sustaining eco-systems within jars.
(You can skip this and the next anecdote as they're not important to my question)
I currently have one jar with a P. Primrose which has an unknown specie of millipede I found in Home Depot, Springtails which I also found in Home Depot and cultured myself, and finally some woodlouse which I found outside my friend's house. I usually open it to feed the Ping and promote air circulation, but now have been keeping it closed since I have introduced springtails as a food source for the ping.
I've been planning out an aquatic ecosystem for a while now and am already prepping some infusoria while I'm waiting. I'm thinking of putting some pest snails like Malaysian Trumpet snails to counteract the algae and also help stir the sand and peat around to prevent anaerobic conditions while also having the offspring act as a food source. I would also like to establish some Daphnia populations but I feel as if they would end up being wiped out by the plant as it will inevitably take over the jar, and I cannot seem to find any native Daphnia where I live. I'm unsure if I should put some nano anubias or some hornwort in the jar to help suck up the nutrients that lead to excessive algae growth, but from experience anubias does not seem to help much as it is a very slow grower and hornwort tends to be a magnet for algae in certain situations.
Any recommendations for companion plants small enough to fit in a jar would be appreciated.
This is just a guesstimate but the jar is 5" width and 7.5" height.
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}02/12/2018 post311191.html#p311191 *first extinction event takes place here*
}02/20/2018 post311559.html#p311559 *Descriptive update/no pictures*
}02/24/2018 post311773.html#p311773 *end of first extinction event recorded here*
}03/13/2018 post312568.html#p312568 *chronological list of events occurring during the first extinction event are recorded here*
}03/21/2018 post312859.html#p312859 *Descriptive update/no pictures*
}04/07/2018 post313547.html#p313547 *format change, GIFs will replace walls of photos*
}04/08/2018 post313590.html#p313590 *extinction of MTS in Specimen Jar I noted, date of exact die off is unknown*
}05/31/2018 post315987.html#p315987 *mini-update, addressing absence*
}08/05/2018 post319575.html#p319575 *captured a triop, GIFs included*
}09/22/2018 post322713.html#p322713 *Second Extinction Event begins here (The Great Culling)/descriptive update, no pics*
}10/05/2018 post323482.html#p323482 *Second Phase of the Great Culling | Revival of MTS species/captured an aquatic insect, GIFs included*
}10/10/2018 post323704.html#p323704 *Marks the end of the Second Extinction Event or 'The Great Culling'/Mega-update*
Links to the videos of the project!!!