Making a terrarium out of an aquarium is easy and fun and you can even do it yourself with no problem at all. There are many ways you can go about making a terrarium but it will ultimately be up to you which way you want to go about it. Here are two ways you can accomplish this task.
One: This is one of the easiest ways to get started and will require you to get at least one or two fish for your terrarium. You will then need to get some terrarium plants and gravel to keep the fish place. You will want to keep the plants on the bottom of the terrarium so that when you bring in the fish they can breath in the nutrient-rich air and water that is in the terrarium.
Two: If you do not already own fish then you may want to think about setting up a community tank. In this case you would have several fish tanks and they would be under the same roof as your terrarium. This will help keep the fish tank clean as well as give them somewhere warm and moist to hide. Setting up a community tank is a little more involved than building up a standard terrarium. First you will need to buy and set up a fish tank and then you will need to get fish that will live in that tank. Some examples of fish that would do well in a community setting are: schools of fish, goldfish and tilapia.
Three: You can also make a terrarium out of empty containers. This method is good if you are going to be putting in a large terrarium as most terrarium plants need around 4″ of water to survive. To fill the container you will simply need to take the bottom layer out and put some gravel on top. Next add some water and let the soil settle. Finally you will need to add your plants.
Four: Making a terrarium from empty pots is rather similar to the previous method. All you have to do here is to cut holes into the bottom of the pot. Drill small holes into the sides of the terrarium. The water will slowly seep through and into the hole where your plant roots will grow. Over time the plant roots will catch on and help to absorb some of the water as well.
Five: There are other terrarium plants that you can buy and plant directly into your terrarium. Examples of these would be Water Hyacinths and Java Ferns. These are relatively easy to care for and look very nice in a fish tank. While these plants are great for your fish they will also eat the other plants in your tank. So if you are thinking of buying one of these plants you might want to think again and wait until you get more experience with growing and maintaining fish.
Six: This is the most expensive way to make a terrarium out of an aquarium. If you are able to afford this option you will have a full grown terrarium with fish. However, you will also have to put in a lot of work. You will need to purchase all the supplies necessary to grow and nurture the fish. You will also have to provide water and food for the fish.
If you are considering making a terrarium from an aquarium then be sure to research each step. Be sure to follow each step carefully. You do not want to find yourself miscalculated and wasting money. Also, make sure that you pick good plants for your fish. The right terrarium plants will make all the difference. Now get started on your own fish tank and remember to check in periodically to see how your fish are doing.