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Going Green and being frugal.. From our unlimited ability to create waste, to unlimited ways to be Creative and fun ideas for recycling. Let's turn our trash into treasure!!! Things I have made from craigslist for free. Well labor intense, but still little or no cost.


Showing 1 posts from December 2010 for this blog.
fish tank(Plastic Recycling)
Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Soul mate told me he wanted to start a fish tank.

So living on a fixed income.. me and my frugal self started thinking. I have been accused of throwing nothing out or even a hoarder lmao.. Now I'M kinda proud of those tittles.

Can you believe how easy is to create a recycled aquarium, from trash?

 

For every great project you will need different materials so here is what you will need.

  •  A jar. I used one from a bulk store that had pretzels in it.
  •  Optional plant (I choose lucky bamboo) being careful to pick a plant that thrives in water.
  •  Some rocks. I purchased mine on clearance this time for a 1.00$ but you can also get some from your local lake or river free.
  •  Hole Saw Drill Bit found at any local hardware store
  •  drill
  • Fish…. choose some that can survive without air bubbles (filter).
  • Fish food
  • 2 rubber bands

Instructions

  1. First, we need to remove the wrap and wash the bottle. It needs to be washed inside and outside.
  2. Using micro towels (reusable and washable), dry the bottle.
  3. Cut the hole in the lid of the jar. I used a hole saw drill bit because it cuts the plastic better. Using sharp tools is not safe. If you decide to follow my instructions, you are assuming all responsibilities. Read the disclaimer below.
  4. Rinse the rocks of well, and place them in the bottom of the jar.
  5. Cut your plants to size. Make sure you have foliage(leaves) above the lid, and the roots or stems are below the water. I used rubber bands to keep them together.
  6. Fill the jar with water. Let it set for about 2 hours to become room temperature.
  7. Add bag of fish.. DON’T open bag for about another 2 hours for the temp to become the same as the tank. Fish will go into shock if you don’t.

 

 

 

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Single mom of 3 boys, originally from Warren, Michigan. Learning daily about power tools, and frugal ways.

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