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Water Terrarium Kit: What is a Water Terrarium / Aqua Terrarium?

A water terrarium is a mini underwater garden, designed to bring a slice of aquatic nature into your home. There are two main types of terrariums: those with plants growing above the water and those with aquatic plants growing below the water. Aquatic terrariums focus on the latter, creating a beautiful and vibrant underwater ecosystem. These terrariums are perfect for anyone who loves the idea of having a serene, low-maintenance garden that thrives beneath the surface of the water.

Why We Built It

We built this water terrarium to share the beauty and tranquility of underwater ecosystems with everyone. Our passion for crafts and nature inspired us to create a product that combines both. No 'green thumb' is required to successfully grow plants using our kit. Terrariums, especially water terrariums, blend science and art in a way that is both educational and aesthetically pleasing. By making these terrariums accessible, we hope to foster a greater appreciation for our environment. Through this experience, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the delicate balance of ecosystems and view our planet in a new light, with no 'green thumb' required.

Our Innovation

We have made significant improvements to address common issues with water terrariums:

  1. Plant Longevity: Initially, our terrariums would turn yellow, and the plants would die within 2-3 months. To solve this, we developed a special liquid that keeps the plants healthy and vibrant. Just add two drops every 15 days to maintain your terrarium. This liquid formula is our unique innovation, designed to prolong the life of your underwater garden. Additionally, using Java Moss for decoration not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also contributes to plant longevity by providing a stable environment for the plants.

  2. Ease of Cleaning: Cleaning small terrariums without filters was a challenge. To address this, we provide mini cleaning carbon balls. These balls are easy to use—simply add a few every 15 days to keep the water clean and clear. This solution makes maintaining your water terrarium simple and hassle-free.

What is in the Kit? Video Instructions Included

Our water terrarium kit includes everything you need to create and maintain a thriving underwater ecosystem:

  • Clay Aquatic Soil Bed: A nutrient-rich base for your plants to grow.

  • Bacopa Monnieri Plant Seeds: Seeds of a small-leaf plant that thrives underwater.

  • Glass Bowl: A clear, elegant container to house your water terrarium.

  • Special Liquid: Our unique formula to keep plants healthy and prevent yellowing.

  • Carbon Balls: Mini cleaning balls to keep the water clean and clear.

All items are carefully packaged to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.

Step by Step Instructions


Aquarium vs. Aquatic Terrariums

While aquariums and water terrariums may seem similar, there are key differences. An aquarium, by definition, is a container filled with water, typically housing fish and requiring filtration systems. In contrast, our water terrariums are designed for plants only. This makes them much easier to care for, as they don’t need filters or complex maintenance routines. Water terrariums offer a simpler, yet equally beautiful alternative to traditional aquariums.

What is the Plant Called?

The plant included in our kit is called Bacopa monnieri. This small-leaf plant is known for its hardiness and ability to thrive in underwater environments. It adds a lush, green element to your terrarium, enhancing its natural beauty.

Can You Put Fish Inside?

We don’t recommend adding fish to our water terrariums. The jars are designed to be small and don’t accommodate filters, which are essential for fish health. Keeping fish in such a confined space without proper filtration could be harmful to them. Our water terrariums are specifically tailored for plant life, ensuring a beautiful, low-maintenance underwater garden.

Happy Crafting

Our water terrariums are a wonderful way to bring a piece of the underwater world into your home. They are easy to set up, maintain, and enjoy. With our innovative solutions, you can have a thriving, beautiful underwater garden that enhances your living space and connects you with nature. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, our water terrarium kit offers a unique and rewarding experience.

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