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Small aquarium- decorated with animal dolls and mosaic

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,Cheape and Simple idea for holiday gifts
Great gift for anyone who loves animals and nature lover!

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Add a personal greeting to any aquarium, I chose this quote:

"Promise me one thing, Nils, always remember: the sky, the "earth, the lakes, the mountains were not given only to humans. They were also given to the animals: birds and fish and all who breathed his nose. Never forget it, Nils!"

(From the book "The Wonderful Adventures of little Nils holgerson and the wild geese")
 
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Step 1: Drilling vent holes at the top of the jars

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Step 2: Glue the little animals dolls

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Step 3: Painting the covers and the dolls in gold

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Step 4: Paste the mosaic to decorate the jars

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Step 5: Put one Goldfish in every aquarium

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Really well done! It's also obvious that these are temporary for the fish and those guests who CHOOSE to take one would obviously set them up in something better. Besides, think of the conditions in the pet stores, these jars are heaven in comparison. Again, wonderfully done! Would be an awesome favor for a carnival themed party too!

I know you got jumped a lot over this but these are wonderful little jars and if you really want to keep a fish in one make it a Betta they are very flexible fish and one to five gallons is plenty of space for them. Bu to improve on this just a tad (just for the fish aspect) you a use a external filtration system. That would mean making two of the holes in the top a tad bigger so you can put the tubes that cycle the water inside the jar, or put a hole in side of the jar itself and use a washer or animal safe glue to go around your intake tube. As for heating place a small temperature gauge out of the way so you wont have to mess up the looks. Depending on where you live and the temperature in your home you may have to get a small heater or you may be able to get buy with placing the jar in a window. If you do place it in a window you really need to place an item in the jar for the fish to hide but you'll still need to check the temperature very often due to the small side of the jar to make sure you don't cook your fish. With all this said their is one more option if you really really want to have a fish inside the jar their called Aquabot Robotic fish and that would make this a wonderful gift for anyone!! I will add a image for the little super fish.

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karter1512 months ago
Use these jars for something else. Don't put fish in them. Do a little research into fish and you'll quickly find out why fish don't belong in a cup of water, no matter how small.
ornevo (author) 2 months ago

for all those who complained about this project!

These little jars can be used for many things beyond aquarium - The jars are for decoration only!

Give someone a gift this fish can be a beautiful gift - and the jars are just a way to pass the gift - thefinal station of the fish must be aquarium and should not be the jar!

I'm sorry I did not explain myself while publishing this project.

for all animal lovers among us, I attached a picture as proof:

Here the fish after transfer-

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joaomedina ornevo2 months ago

Sorry but fish CAN'T be a beautiful gift!!!
A LIFE can't be a unexpected gift!
Just tell me a thing: what do you expect from the people who receive this kind of "gift"??
they will setup a aquarium? or will dump the fish trough the toilet?

BTW, your aquarium does not match the minimum to accommodate 3 gold fishes.

ornevo (author)  joaomedina2 months ago

I'm not going to argue with you..

You have the right to have a different opinion than mine

BTW, 1 fish, 2 fish , 3 fish..NOT fishes.

joaomedina ornevo2 months ago

OPS, sorry!!! English is not my first language.
Thanks for the correction!!

kmellor22 months ago

this is ace an just to let you know I have read your last comment as it appears others have not I'd do this as maybe a child's first pet :-) for a birthday simple an easy to look after thanks will defo do this gift idear

Also, what did you use to glue the tiles on?

ornevo (author)  Danger is my middle name2 months ago

Hot glue gun

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0&_nkw=Hot+glue+gun&_sacat=0&_from=R40

bricobart2 months ago

A nature or animal lover would never love this, believe me...

ornevo (author)  bricobart2 months ago

read my last comment please

ediamond12 months ago

This is creative, BUT I would definitely think about putting one of those little robotic fish in here rather than a live one. It is a common misconception that fish, especially Goldfish & Betta fish, can live in tiny environments like this. I only know that because my wife works at a pet store and has done lots of research on the topic. Other than that, this is a really cool project, though.

ornevo (author)  ediamond12 months ago

read my last comment please

The only way I can see this is a good idea is if it's being used to give the fish as a gift and then it's transported to a larger enclosure later. This is nowhere near enough space for these fish.
ornevo (author)  coffeeismyfuel2 months ago

read my last comment please

thestip2 months ago

Putting live fish in there is a dumb idea for many reasons. Other than that, nice job on the tops.

ornevo (author)  thestip2 months ago

read my last comment please

Tanzer262 months ago

As others have said, not at all suitable for live fish, not even a Betta. And you should never gift someone a live animal.

ornevo (author)  Tanzer262 months ago

read my last comment please

wazzup1052 months ago

Very nice executed, but I must agree with objections made by others.

ornevo (author)  wazzup1052 months ago

read my last comment please

Fishyfish1232 months ago
NEVER MAKE THIS A PERMANENT FISH HOME! It is great for like transportation and stuff but other wise just DON'T. Even gold fish and beta fish can't live like that. A. Gallon per fish. For smaller fish half a gallon and this jar is not. Good idea for the jars but not what you put in them. Unless you are nutzo give a fish a better home. Please
ornevo (author)  Fishyfish1232 months ago

read my last comment please

joaomedina2 months ago

DISGUSTING!!!!!!
This is a VERY bad idea!!! what do you thing? put this gold fish in so small jars?
To make it WORST you will gift people with a live fish!! this guys does no survive the trip back in this!!!
Show a BIT of respect for lives and remove this from here...

ornevo (author)  joaomedina2 months ago

read my last comment please

debzam2 months ago

These jars would be nice for fragrance jellies or growing crystals.... maybe even candles. I like how they are decorated.

Eunix2 months ago

OMG! I didn't know anyone else read that book anymore!

Fishyfish1232 months ago
Yes I have a beta fish and he freaks out in his cup when I clean his bowl hence my pic my Betta

Cool, I could totally see these at a safari themed wedding! I like that you spray painted the tops gold, they look really nice! I would be worried about the fish though! But you could fill them with other things like colored layers of sand, or flowers and leaves or something to fit different themes and color schemes.

Attmos2 months ago

The tops are cool, but I would open them up some more for some air exchange. I tried something like this and fish kept dying until I finally made the tops mostly open. BUT.... your tops are pretty cool.