We are toe-deep in this air plant trend (I say only toe deep because they are very teeny plants). Also known as tillandsia, air plants are are everywhere you look. If you're like me and you're always on the hunt for an easy-to-care-for plant, chances are you owned at least one. Air plants are cool because they require no dirt, but what if I told you there was a plant that requires no watering because it lives in water?? Ladies and gentlemen, meet the coolest plants on the block: Marimo moss balls.
School is out for the summer, and that means loads of down time. Need a kids craft idea to keep little hands busy? Making a mini fish tank is inexpensive and fun (even if you're a grown up!). I actually pulled the idea for this project from my own childhood. When I was a kid, I made one of these mini fish tanks for my dollhouse. I remember being so pleased with myself, because it looked so real with the tinted water, and the fish could actually float! This kid-friendly craft project is easy to execute, and with drying time included can be completed in about an hour.
I've got tremendous allergies to furry things, so fish and lizards were my only pet option. When cleaning or changing water, I, out of ignorance, apparently made a few mistakes, and the next morning, my dander-less friends were often floating atop the tank.
I was asked to help clean and change the water of an aquarium at a nursery with which I am associated, so this time I decided to do it right! I found these tips from EHow to be of most use.
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The Retro Room Aquarium from Wishing Fish comes pre-furnished with such retro-chic items as a groovy lounge chair, lava lamp, area rug and, just in case fishy gets bored, a vintage-style console TV. The swanky aquarium ($20) is designed to hold a real fish, but it comes with a plastic finned friend, who compliments the room perfectly.