What’s a Self Sustaining Ecosystem?

A totally self-contained system of biotic (life: plants and animals) and abiotic (nonliving: water and minerals) components. The goal is to balance it such that it can survive perpetually with no input other than energy (light).

Is it possible? That’s what we’re trying to find out!

Terrarium

(Coming soon!)

Terrarium is a terrestrial micro-ecosystem that may or may not be sealed. They are most suitable for tropical plants.  

Jarrarium

Jarrarium is a small self-sustaining aquatic ecosystem, usually constructed in a jar or similar container.

Paludarium

(Coming Soon!)

Paludarium is a system that has both land and water features. They are high-maintenance and rarely self-contained.

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Step by step how to create a jarrarium, including advice for design options (salt/fresh, sealed/unsealed, plants/animals and more!)