And also, even though it's somewhat late for this (it's 23:27 on the last day of Pride Month in my timezone), here is a pride-themed version of this setup! :BlueLightBulbUpsideDown: 🌈

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I used the last view days (or at least portions of them) to work on some lightning for my planted jars (the main one as well as the ones with the water lettuces), and I am proud to announce that I finished it and think it turned out well!

The lights I used are tiny waterproof LEDs with exchangeable batteries that can be turned on & off with a remote control, and even change their color, so I merely had to manually saw some wood for the edging of the lights).

I wonder if something like this could work? It's what I'm thinking about doing to create a kind of swamp-moss-terrarium. :moss: :moss: :moss:

The wall in the middle would be completely water-permeable and merely meant to keep the substrate in the right-side half (I'd probably also have to use a water-permeable substrate, I guess?), and I would need to adjust the water height and regularly re-fill it, but apart from that, it should ideally be relatively easy to sustain?

I actually went ahead and made the idea with the lightning planted jar reality! I combined two toothpicks (both of whom have, ironically, a snail shell as a decoration at their end) with duck tape and taped a USB-rechargeable bottle light to them (so the part with the USB plug and the LED can still be removed to re-charge it), and it's now hanging in the jar's opening and illuminating my micro underwater world! :BlueLightBulbUpsideDown: :DetailedWaterWeeds: 🐌

I feel like the blue light is somewhat cold, though, so I might exchange it for a warmer light sometime. 🤔

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My personal mastodon instance, where I toot about whatever I find tootworthy.

This instance's visual theme of trash and junk yards (you might have noticed the footer of the website, for example, which displays a junkyard) is inspired by the idea that "one person't trash is another person's treasure"; that people's ideas, thoughts and outcomes of hyperfixations can serve other people and inspire them, no matter how little they are, even if they didn't serve the one who had them in the first place.

In a way, this instance is a garbage can of every thought I have and had and never used, as well as photos of things that never served beyond the moment (such as food) and things I do that don't serve anything (like having plants).

If it's a thought or thing that I am weirdly proud of and it is mostly useless, it ends up here.
Welcome to my junk yard!

(There are also links to things I'm really proud of on my instance, though, as well as things that don't fit this categorization at all; it's not like everything consists of little things.)