Update: Plants in a bottle
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So... I may have over-watered the bottle, too much. I've found I only need to water it every other month. I also discovered that I should have added gravel for drainage in the bottom of the jug. Anywho, the plants are dead. Time to restart!
How can I make this easier? I know lets cut the thing in half!
One amazon order later, I have glass cutting wheels for my Dremel 4000 rotary tool. Next up, a janky water cooling system!
Water helps reduce heat, stress, and fumes while cutting glass
Safety first! Water and Electricity do NOT mix well. :P
Test cut on soda bottle:
It works! Time for the real thing!
Now what?? Add plants!
Spikemoss and a random foliage plant. Oh! and I added gravel and horticulture charcoal.
Horticulture charcoal filters out bad toxins, helps with root rot, and batiria build-up that causes a stink.
Hey! What's that green ring??
I made a custom plastic snap-fit ring connector to make sure the two halves of the jug sit nicely together without breaking. This was done with Autodesk Inventor and my 3D Printer.
Not sponsored: I really love prusament army green pla filament!