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I Made a Free Terrarium 1,814 Days Ago. How Is It?

  • Published on Mar 31, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • I was going through things the other day when I realized that it's already been five years since I made the "$0 Free Terrarium." It has always been one of my favorites and I haven't shown it in a while. How is it doing this many years later? Those questions and more are answered in this video. Enjoy!
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  • SerpaDesign
    SerpaDesign  6 months ago +1140

    I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve made some of these projects! It feels like just yesterday that I built this terrarium nearly half a decade ago. I definitely think going the “free native terrarium” route is a great starting place for someone just starting out. I put this original build video for this in the description for reference. Anyway, what do you think of its progress now? Have a great weekend SerpaSquad!

    • Div_ Titan
      Div_ Titan 6 months ago +5

      keep going ur doing great!!

    • Emily Bitzel
      Emily Bitzel 6 months ago +4

      Wow. I can't believe how blurry the last few years have been. Yes, I still haven't made one. I have the ingredients. Today I am building one. Thank you Tanner.

    • ItzJonNuke
      ItzJonNuke 6 months ago +8

      When you said rattle snake i was like what baby rattle snake.......fern

    • Piteus X
      Piteus X 6 months ago +5

      Nothing like the Tanner sniff test. The smell of victory.

    • Frank Volz
      Frank Volz 6 months ago +4

      Wow! I remember when I first started watching your channel, you only did terrariums! That inspired me to start building my own! I also reignited my old aquarium hobby that I began as a child thanks in a large part to you. Since I live in a small apartment I cant expand much more, I really enjoy your channel!

  • Daan
    Daan 5 months ago +2911

    You've had anywhere between 51 and 86 generations of springtails throughout the lifespan of that terrarium so far! With a lifespan anywhere between 3 to 5 weeks that's really cool! For perspective in humans that would bring us back anywhere between a thousand and 1700 years! Incredible :)

    • Jens Wikström
      Jens Wikström 5 months ago +51

      Love this

    • duckpotat
      duckpotat 5 months ago +244

      That might even be enough for them to have evolved a bit for the terrarium, I wonder if theres a genetic bottleneck

    • the Hornets nest Forge
      the Hornets nest Forge 5 months ago +60

      I have one I made just over one year ago now and I got baby pill bugs running around the big ones I put in there . The joke was I was a grampa lol

    • Mrs Daydream
      Mrs Daydream 4 months ago +17

      ​@the Hornets nest Forgecongratulations 🎉on your growing family 😂

    • Gamercatsz
      Gamercatsz 4 months ago +1

      Good comment!

  • Debi W
    Debi W 6 months ago +1395

    Thank you for sharing this update, Tanner! I had to say goodbye to a 17 year old fur baby recently. We buried her in a wooded area nearby, and I wanted to do one of these with materials found near her burial. Knowing that it can be something that will last years is a huge relief. I've never built a terrarium before, so I'll definitely go back over some of your previous projects and take notes this time.

    • Splint Meow
      Splint Meow 6 months ago +26

      ❤ it is living a new happy life now.

    • falamandur
      falamandur 6 months ago +11

      i hope it goes well

    • c fyffe
      c fyffe 5 months ago +10

      Sending happy thoughts your way

    • BM
      BM 5 months ago +5

      thats an amazing idea

    • TheProphet
      TheProphet 5 months ago +5

      Fur baby?

  • glassyGREEN
    glassyGREEN 6 months ago +817

    Wow, that's amazing. I love very old terrariums, even if they may not look that good, the feeling of having created a functioning ecosystem that can last for years is just incredible 😊

  • Nathan Leonard
    Nathan Leonard 6 months ago +748

    Hey Tanner! Thanks to your videos my wife and I made our first Terrariums last week. They are small and arguably have way too big of false bottoms. But I'm hooked because of you. I'm saving jars, looking for moss near creeks, and craving a riparium and Target box living wall. Thanks for the inspiration you've given us!

    • Goose Not maverick
      Goose Not maverick 6 months ago +16

      Welcome, tonyhe crazy moss people's club! I carry ziplocs bags and containers in my cars for when I find cool moss and other related things. I recently incorporated a real nice moss covered stick into a terrarium, that I found right on my property! Watch out though, if left unattended, terrariums multiply! Lol
      But on a real note, awesome to see a couple doing this kind of thing together. My wife is more of a look at it when I'm done with it, and enjoy by observing, kind of person lol enjoy! I always love a good living wall, I haven't tackled one of those yet myself

  • Miroslav Stankic
    Miroslav Stankic 5 months ago +83

    This was literally the terrarium that finally tipped the scales for me. Picked up my wife, went into the nature and collected mats that I used to make my 1st 2 closed terrariums. Did a lot more since then.
    Since I spend most of my work and private life surrounded by tech this hobby provides much needed zen.
    Thank you for your work.

    • SillyNep
      SillyNep Month ago

      Yeah honestly seeing it being done with stuff you can just pick up outside makes it feel so accessible.

  • Alyssa Marie
    Alyssa Marie 6 months ago +182

    A few years ago I saw the original video. I needed a cheap/free gift, so I made one. It was free! I found everything in my kitchen, craft stash or backyard. It's still going strong with virtually no maintenance. The only thing I change would be to not add Devil's Ivy (Pothos? Pathos? IDK). I made one for my sister, one for my mom; they both loved them!

    • w花b
      w花b 5 months ago +22

      Yeah people saying it wasn't free "at all" were just youtube comment being youtube comments. They always need to add their piece.

    • frail void
      frail void 5 months ago +2

      @w花b not everyone has a backyard tho :P check your privelage :3

    • simsalagin
      simsalagin 5 months ago +11

      @frail void valid but you could visit a forest :)

    • Torrey Brooks-Mauga
      Torrey Brooks-Mauga 5 months ago +22

      @frail void I'm disabled and live in an apartment.
      My son and I built this together, following Tanner's advice, although we did ask maintenance for discarded screen from screen window replacements on a move out to improve the false bottom.
      Even living in the middle of the city, w/ no transportation, we were able to locate branches, lichen, and other free/scavenge items... including soil from the local Walmart when it threw out plants that died from lack of proper watering.
      Yes, some of us have to be more creative than others. Yes, people need to be more aware of their privileges and help others.
      And Tanner's channel helps a lot of people who struggle with depression, and does so in a way that is mindful of people struggling with access.

    • Alyssa Marie
      Alyssa Marie 4 months ago +10

      @frail void I'm disabled without my own backyard. Stop making everything about you. It *can* be acquired for free. If you aren't able to take part that sucks, but it doesn't change the nature of the project.
      You're just sour and complaining to complain.

  • Eric Penrose
    Eric Penrose 6 months ago +285

    Just made one of these with my 16 month old daughter. She wasn't much for designing the terrarium but as for gathering materials she was surprisingly good at picking stuff out once she saw what I was grabbing. I think this may be the first interest we've ever truly shared that she could play a constructive role in.
    Building terrariums and keeping animals was a strong hobby of mine when I was younger that I fell out of due to a demanding career. I would never have guessed that this period of my life would be the one I could pick up an old hobby when my attention is stretched thin between a stressful job and toddler, but here we are! She was actively interested in figuring out what I was picking up and which jar I was putting certain things in, and contributed more resources than keeping her out of trouble demanded. It was an amazing afternoon which quite possibly shared a love for the hobby, and the outdoors in general, in a much deeper way than I thought she could pick up at this age.
    While this is absolutely something which would have been some part of her life eventually, the free terrarium video and your channel are 100% the reason we went out to do it a few days back, and made it happen much sooner than it would have otherwise.
    I just wanted to take the chance that you would read this and that you could know that. You may not be curing cancer or digging wells in impoverished communities in Africa (that I know of), but you are absolutely doing real good in this world, and the passions you are cultivating and nurturing may even save this planet, and one day may even help terraform another!

    • Smitekk
      Smitekk 5 months ago +7

      Nice essay

    • cloaked squid
      cloaked squid 5 months ago +6

      not readin allat

    • Lahfo
      Lahfo 5 months ago +16

      hi commenter, that was a touching and beautiful message. it really made me smile. just thought i’d say that since the other two comments (while they are probably joking) aren’t all that nice. have a good day!

    • DorBue
      DorBue 5 months ago +10

      Hi, put on your bucket list of things to do with your daughter this one, my boy loved it. We bought dont know the english name, the stuff which doctors use to heal a broken arm, the white stuff. So u buy this, mix it with water or if you buy the bandages cut them into little pieces. Its nontoxic. You go into the garden or the woods and look after a rainy day for deep animal prints. We got a nice shphards print which are hugefor a little boy, put the white stuff in it and let it dry. Later we collected it and he painted it at home with watercolours :)

  • DPrince99
    DPrince99 6 months ago +111

    i really love these revisits to old projects, it brings me back to the videos that made me subscribe to the channel. Great work, Tanner, thanks for growing with us.

  • Terrarium Designs
    Terrarium Designs 6 months ago +105

    So happy to see this terrarium is doing well, the original build is what got me into terrarium making, true inspiration!💚

    • Slammin’ Gaming
      Slammin’ Gaming 6 months ago +1

      Hey @TerrariumDesigns
      I love your videos and the work you put into the builds! And for your information, I am subscribed.

    • TheGoldenGate
      TheGoldenGate 6 months ago +2

      Oh hey Terrarium Designs! Just wanna say I love the efforts you put into your builds!

  • Skidd
    Skidd 6 months ago +25

    Made a tiny terrarium with my brother 3 years ago in a lightbulb shaped jar. We used nothing but things from our back yard and didn't include a mesh layer or charcoal. Its been going strong ever since. The growth has definitely slowed down a bit, but its still just as green as smells great.
    Update: Just checked it out today and it noticed some clovers sprouted in it out of no where. So excited to see new life in there after all these years.

  • The Harbringer
    The Harbringer 6 months ago +72

    So some notes for those wishing to do a free terrarium. This build was what got me started in building them. I still use mostly jars and work on a small scale. I wish I could send you pictures. Mine was a horizontal build with in a month I found small snails moving about. It is now three years old well grown in. I managed to get carbonated wood from a friends burn pit to keep the growing environment sterile. If you are going to do this only use the backend wood not any of the white ash. I do not have a false bottom because it did not need it with the way I layered the soil stone and wood. I used chunks of found wood as the background that is slowly providing nutrients. Every so often I put in green leaf litter and dry leaf litter to revitalize the soil. some plants make it but the moss is pretty hardy. Spring tails can be caught with a sprintail trap there is a tutorial online on how to do it. Time and patience is usually key. Thanks for the content My family loves your videos.

    • Yuvaraj k
      Yuvaraj k 5 months ago

      can i put butterfly inside that small one !! very tiny will they survive and make production ?

    • Leif Hawk
      Leif Hawk 5 months ago +9

      @Yuvaraj k do not put butterflies in a very tiny terrarium

    • Yuvaraj k
      Yuvaraj k 5 months ago

      @Leif Hawk ok

  • Cookinitmax
    Cookinitmax 5 months ago +2

    Can't say I'm one to do these things but it was supper cool to watch how much you put into it very cool how nature does it's thing.

    SS_BAJA 3 months ago +1

    I should do something like this when I get back home, especially because I want to see how some more tropical Florida plants would do in one of these.

  • Yahuah is King
    Yahuah is King 4 months ago +1

    I've watched this channel for years...... I don't understand how I find so much peace watching these videos... Thank you for creating these videos

  • Joe Shmoe
    Joe Shmoe 5 months ago +1

    I have one of those huge 5 gallon bottles and have always wanted to do something with it. Also have 2 reptile terrariums, basically 2x2x2 feet glass with mesh top with light fixture. I am thinking something wild could be made with them. This channel is an inspiration so maybe I will finally do something. - Cheers

  • Nick Foley
    Nick Foley 3 months ago +1

    Hi Tanner, Thank you so much for your amazing and artistic talent for terrariums. You def inspired millions of people with these videos. My question is about the worm. I sometimes find them in my terrariums AND springtail cultures. What are they and are they harmful to the setups, especially the plants which can be expensive ( I use, bucephalandra and anubias sometimes)? While you do talk a little about terrarium issues and failures, maybe in the future you could do a video that addresses terrarium problems and pests. I think this would help all of us in the Serpa squad... Thanks for everything!

  • Jacob Bornman
    Jacob Bornman Month ago +8

    I'm literally re-watching this episode right now . Because it's one of my favorite . Especially like the recap on the old soda bottle . You're awesome

  • Nikhil Nargundkar
    Nikhil Nargundkar 6 months ago +1

    I still haven't tackled a terrarium yet, but because of your videos I made my first paludarium and 2 planted aquariums. I still need to improve, the tanks aren't perfect, but without your videos I don't know if I would have ever found this hobby on my own. Thanks!

  • Plants and T’s
    Plants and T’s 6 months ago +1

    I made a terrarium like this nearly three years ago now after watching your video, it’s doing great now, way better than any of my others, unfortunately the moss I added isn’t doing great but liverwort appeared out of no where and ferns as well took over the whole terrarium

  • Giggi Widit
    Giggi Widit Day ago

    I just wanted to say thank you. I don't have a lot of money as I work a Zero Hour Contract, and I wanted to create something beautiful as a gift, for my daughters birthday, and this video has been perfect for helping me create something wonderful, on a budget, and I just know that she is going to love it 😍🥰🤗

  • Vedran Brnjetic
    Vedran Brnjetic 4 months ago +1

    3:00 You can easily make your own wood coal using a tin can (recycling again) and twigs and dry distill the wood over a heat source. One of the first science experiments we did in 5th grade.

  • K Mir
    K Mir 16 days ago +1

    I'm inspired to make my own terrarium now! Thanks for the awesome video!

  • H A N S
    H A N S 4 months ago +3

    That's wild... The appereance after maintenance really shows that your smell check was 100% spot on.
    I like how he doesn't just scrap the whole thing just because of it's ugly appearence prior to the maintenance regardless it passes the smell check. Reminds me of that japanese art of broken pottery; I love those.

  • masieh mitra
    masieh mitra 6 months ago +2

    Great job!
    I don’t think the lid was losing water. Remember that the moss grew a lot and that will require it to absorb water to build itself from it.

  • Jeremiah Boyette
    Jeremiah Boyette 6 months ago +46

    I made my first terrarium a little over a year ago after watching your original video. I appreciated how you found everything outside in your yard. So that's what we did. I have been amazed how it has grown and all the different bugs and critters that just came from the dirt. Thanks for the inspiration and the check up.

    • Aderin
      Aderin 5 months ago

      Same, it was in a Nutella jar

  • Contrope
    Contrope 6 months ago +3

    I created a terrarium like this 3 years ago when I saw your vid on how to do it! It's still healthy and alive, but it's just very overgrown :)
    Thanks for creating the video!

  • Nancey Jones
    Nancey Jones 5 months ago +1

    Hi Tanner! I was inspired to make a terrarium last year from watching your videos, and it's doing really well. It's such a joy to watch it grow and change 😊

  • Dion Appling
    Dion Appling 6 months ago +7

    Slowly but surely, my first terrarium will come to be. Did not know how fascinated I’d be about this until I saw your video along with several others, Thank you for inspiring me.

  • samuel rauschenberger
    samuel rauschenberger 2 months ago +1

    it's so inspiring to see that you're still improving this one is soo good

  • morningsnightowl
    morningsnightowl 6 months ago +5

    Amazing, this build is what drew me to this channel in my burgeoning love of terrariums, it really helped me start experimenting with more local pieces and just being more relaxed and having fun with it! Can't believe it's been so long now! Thank you for keeping up with this one and updating us how it's doing!

  • Nicholas Harris
    Nicholas Harris 6 months ago +3

    One of the very first videos of yours I ever saw was the original free terrarium. It's always so cool to see how they've come along, as well as look back on how your channel has grown and evolved much like your terrariums.
    Thanks again, for inspiring myself and a million other people. Can't wait to see the update in 5 more years!

  • Nelisa Mansilla
    Nelisa Mansilla 3 months ago +1

    Thank you for your videos. They’re the reason I found my passion for building terrariums, vivariums, and more 🥰

  • Emily S
    Emily S 6 months ago +7

    Your terrariums have inspired me to make terrariums- and it's crazy to think that this video was five years ago. I love your channel and your videos. Thanks for the update on this terrarium, I enjoy seeing how they evolve over time and the process of upkeep.

  • Lord Excellent
    Lord Excellent 6 months ago +14

    I’ve used your guide to build a similar terrarium two years ago and it works well and looks great. Thank you very much.

  • J Marshal
    J Marshal 6 months ago +1

    You were the one to finally inspire me to start making terrariums. Your videos all those years ago were the best I saw and I really enjoyed your style and enthusiasm for your work. So I had to follow. And look where you are now! I haven’t had anywhere near as much success but just starting things and growing things has been a big positive in my life. Thanks, Tanner, for your inspiration and your knowledge!

  • William Burroughs
    William Burroughs 5 months ago +2

    In my whole life, I have never seen such a weird habit or these Terrariums. But I guess it's no different than model shipbuilding and ant farms. Glad your happy and it was fun to watch.

  • nivo cz
    nivo cz 2 days ago

    This man has the patience uncomprohensible by any other mortal!

  • Megan M.
    Megan M. 6 months ago +1

    I've been following along with this project from the beginning, so interesting to see how it changes over time and how you cared for it. Great content! I love these follow up videos

  • Wispy Spirits
    Wispy Spirits 6 months ago +7

    Ahh, I remember when the original build video for this terrarium came out! It’s absolutely amazing to see how this looks five years later 💚

  • Mark Leach
    Mark Leach 5 months ago +2

    Thanks, enjoyed that! One suggestion: when you seal the closed environment weigh it. The weight should remain constant and this will be an easy check that there are no losses.

  • Janine HM
    Janine HM 6 months ago +2

    I made a free terrarium of my own in a candy jar! I had two hitchhiker worms in my moss propagation danish container lol, so I upgraded them to the candy jar. I had already been putting other plant cuttings in with the moss to propagate and a cryptanthus that didn’t have enough humidity before. I used pea gravel from my yard and landscape cloth. It looks great, sits on my desk and brings me joy! And I used your video to do it :)

  • Jonehoo
    Jonehoo 6 months ago +1

    Nice to see content from something that sparked my interest in terrariums many years ago. I watched the original video countless times back in the day (and the other terrarium vids released by that time). I've had couple of failed projects but this year I'm planning to make a terrarium once again! Thank you for all the inspiration Tanner.

  • DashDrones
    DashDrones 5 months ago +4

    Loved seeing this old terrarium again, it's still looks amazing 👍Please can you do a terrarium with only 1 grass seed and see ho long it takes to go through the reproduction process and fill the jar?

  • M Merriman
    M Merriman 20 days ago

    Thanks for all of your sharing.
    I built two of these today using 5 kinds of moss, maple seedlings and other little plants from my land.
    I tucked some crystals in the moss and it makes for very magical scenes.
    In the past I don't think I started with enough water or sealed the terrariums well enough.
    Very glad to have your expertise available!

  • Jacqueline Parks
    Jacqueline Parks 6 months ago +9

    Lovely video! So good to see it’s thriving after so many years. I’m working on a paludarium right now. My goal is to make a low maintenance bio active habitat for my baby box turtles.

    • Torrey Brooks-Mauga
      Torrey Brooks-Mauga 5 months ago +2

      Suggestions from my experience:
      Build for adult size box turtles, keep some plants in pots (so you can switch them out to regrow before the box turtle eats it to death), and incorporate a pond from the beginning.
      We now have 2 different box turtle enclosures for one box turtle, because we didn't plan well in advance (a house fire contributed to that problem).
      One is 6' x 3' x 20" deep, and the other is a 4' sterilite bin. Both are bioactive, the larger one has a 9" deep pond with live-bearers (box turtles will eat fish in addition to riparian and pond plants, and snails), and she can eat everything that grows in it in the first 24 hours after brumation.
      Now we learned, let her brumate in the sterilite, while her other habitat grows plants, animals, fish, and has a chance to recuperate.
      She spends the first 2 weeks she wakes up after brumation in the sterilite, until she has decimated the fruits, shoots, worm and insect population, then she moves to her big home where she can swim, soak and eat to her heart's content.
      Meanwhile, we grow more plants in the sterilite container, and she moves back to the sterilite after 3 weeks, alternating between the two homes so the plants, fish, worm and snail populations have a chance at survival (and maintaining a bioactive home for the turtle).
      While she was happiest in the yard we used to own, with a pond larger than her current enclosure, building bigger and having an alternate available has made apartment living with a turtle viable for the turtle.

  • LPdedicated
    LPdedicated 6 months ago +19

    I made mine 3 years ago, with the help of your video and it's still going strong! I've had to do some trimmings and it's still really healthy!

  • graefx
    graefx 5 months ago +1

    Reminds me of making my first terrarium in middle school. Moss picked off the patio, a found stick covered in Lichen. Filled with dug up dirt cause I definitely wasn't aware of things like activated carbon. Good to know spring tails can hitch hike in. That arguably makes that a better way to get started.

  • Khae
    Khae 6 months ago +2

    Love this build. I made a small terrarium a few months ago using a wine bottle, small patches of moss, and a random plant I gathered from a shady area in my backyard. It's going great so far, and it's about the only way I can have houseplants that my cats don't try to snack on lol.

  • Magus
    Magus 4 months ago

    The smelling of the jar, followed by the nodding smile of satisfaction always gets me 😂

  • Robert Forrest
    Robert Forrest 6 months ago +4

    Tanner, you're just to talented for your own good!!! 😅. Love all your projects, wish you had the time to do longer vids occasionally. Thanks for all your tips and tricks over the years. 👏🏻👍🏻😅

  • M W
    M W 5 months ago +5

    I made one of these about a year ago and the first week I had it my mom knocked it over so I had to reconstruct it. A week later all the moss became covered in white mold but I figured that if I just let it do it’s thing it would eventually turn green again. Fast forward to today and now there’s so much greenery that the different moss and plants almost fill the entire jar so I would say it’s definitely a success

  • ThePlantNerd
    ThePlantNerd 6 months ago +1

    No I've made several over the years. Some have come and gone but the ones that have stayed have been amazing. It's really strange to think about how long I've been watching your channel, it's been a great journey thank you for the very inspiring content.

  • Angie Angie
    Angie Angie 4 months ago +1

    I actually made a terrarium following your original video, I didn’t go to the forest though, just used stuff from my backyard. 3 years later and it’s still thriving! Gotta give it some maintenance, because when the plants like the set up, they have no problem making it home 😊

  • sydneysparkzmua
    sydneysparkzmua 5 months ago +3

    I love the style of this video and it was super satisfying to see 5 years of work into this jar. Amazing!

  • Sknow
    Sknow 6 months ago +2

    I remember watching that video where you made this terrarium. I got into making them a few years ago now, haven't in nearly a year due to losing all of my plant stuff that I had collected up... but this spring I'm really excited to go out into the woods around the place I'm living at and collect some stuff to make a few native terrariums for the first time in a while! Just waiting for the snow to melt off :)
    I loved this video. You don't need to have a bunch of fancy things to make cool stuff like this and have it last. And seeing this terrarium so many years later, still doing its thing, makes me really excited to get back into making more again here soon.

  • Evan Bradfield
    Evan Bradfield 5 months ago +2

    I made a terrarium Like this one in spring of 2020 when I started loving your channel. Great hobby during the pandemic. My little bottle is still full of life, though now I wonder if I could clean it up a bit, haha. It’s been unopened for 3 years now

  • Aptrgangr
    Aptrgangr 6 months ago +5

    Love love love these long-term update videos. Feels like it was just the other day you started this project. Here's to 5 more years!

  • Ballz Mahoney
    Ballz Mahoney 6 months ago +2

    I’ve had this jar I fat at ikea a year ago with the intention of making a terrarium. I do Vivs for dart frogs.saw the video and the final comment got me. Had a rain day today so I did my first jar terrarium today. Had all the stuff here from extras from previous builds. Thanks for the inspiration

  • SJLD Films
    SJLD Films 6 months ago +2

    I have made free terrariums for the past two years and they have brought me joy. Funny, I design an orchid display for my local society and last night used things I learned from your videos to assist me in my shipwreck theme. Thank you.

  • Ghomer Hust
    Ghomer Hust 6 months ago +2

    what a fantastic project! a growing piece of art that keeps on giving. wonder what it will be like in another 5 years

  • Motley Stew
    Motley Stew 6 months ago +5

    😮That was the first video of yours Clip-Share suggested to me, and then I binge watched several more of yours. • Coincidentally, I just recently (a couple weeks ago, March 12th) I FINALLY gathered some native materials for my first terrarium build, and now I’m addicted, I already have 3. 1 in a small fish bowl, 1 in a Crown Royal whiskey bottle and another in a rum bottle. • NOW I truly understand why/how you continue. Thank you for introducing this World of terrarium building to me! I hope my builds will last 1,814 days too. 🙏🏽

  • Axphine
    Axphine 4 months ago +2

    I followed this exact tutorial around a year ago and my terrarium is doing great ❤

  • SunriseOverIbiza
    SunriseOverIbiza 5 months ago +8

    That was fascinating. I made my first terrariums about a year ago using a guide online, so I was happy to see familiar techniques being used by you like the false bottom, the coconut coir, and the different layers. I absolutely love the aesthetic of terrariums so I would definitely make another one in the future! It’s also worth noting that I only got into the idea of terrariums from playing Animal Crossing New Horizons. While decorating my home in the game, I was really drawn to terrariums and the monstera plant. I ended up getting both of those in real life :)

  • Irish Potato
    Irish Potato 5 months ago +2

    Im building my first terrarium today! Thank you tanner for being such an inspiration, keep making these amazing vids!

  • hedgehogs_ftw
    hedgehogs_ftw 5 months ago +3

    This is so helpful! I want to make a terrarium using a similar method since I don't want to buy a bunch of stuff and it's interesting to see how it works over time.

  • Knottage
    Knottage 6 months ago +1

    I love how passionate you are about this hobby/profession. Great job! Love your vids

  • Jett R
    Jett R 6 months ago +2

    These builds are the ones that inspire me. Love it

  • Eärendil theBright
    Eärendil theBright 5 months ago +1

    Made my first few terrariums last year after discovering your channel. They look awesome now, it's amazing to see the gradual changes. It's also very therapeutic, so thankyou very much!

  • TheRedStormer
    TheRedStormer 5 months ago +5

    I've been trying my hand at cultivating mushrooms lately and this is kind of the first time I've seen anything about terrariums like this. When cultivating mushrooms I always try to avoid contaminants and such so it might be a nice change of pace for me to try terrariums a little bit. They seem much less needy and way more forgiving.

  • Gadmir
    Gadmir 6 months ago +1

    That very last line was such a poignant message. I've been saying I'm going to try this for a long time. Time to give it a go!

  • IthinkIneedAhug
    IthinkIneedAhug 6 months ago +1

    You mentioned something I believe about one of the mosses needed nutrients, or something to that effect. Does moss like or need fertilizer? I don't believe I've heard you mention using fertilizer in any of your builds, I'm assuming the leaf litter and spring tails may have something to do with that?
    This was a fun update! Thank you for posting it! 💖💖💖

  • Goose Not maverick
    Goose Not maverick 6 months ago +2

    I'm not gonna lie, I got stressed out the other day, grabbed an empty glass container I had already purchased, and some gardening stuff I already had, and went and gathered stuff off my property, and did something similar to this myself as a destressing excersize to get my mind off things. Without Tanner, I'm not sure I would have learned I had this at my disposal as a calming excersize. Its awesome.

  • SaharaDesertFire
    SaharaDesertFire 6 months ago +5

    "Are you still waiting to make one all these years later" ..... unbelievable callout lol.
    That video was the reason I subbed, I found it at the beginning of the pandemic (few years old at that point but w/e) and was hooked on your channel since. Awesome update!

  • Kathy Blossoms
    Kathy Blossoms 5 months ago +11

    I can't believe I just watched ur "how to make a terrarium for free" yesterday and made my own terrarium. I can't wait to see how well it will grow in a few months and even years later.

  • Astonishing Guest
    Astonishing Guest 6 months ago +22

    Honestly the enclosures and habitats that you make are a work of art that I would love to make as well, but I lack all of the creative ability to stage a setup on the same level as you.

    • kz
      kz 6 months ago +8

      You should give it a go if you think you would enjoy it, you should not compare yourself to someone who has been doing it for years and years, otherwise you'll never start :)

    • Thomas Nederlof
      Thomas Nederlof 6 months ago +6

      You'd genuinely be surprised how creative you can get once you start making them, and the ideas that come to you as you're scurrying your back garden for things to put in. My first terrarium failed, it takes practice. You just gotta start, even if you're not good at it, if you enjoy it, thats what matters.

    • Randy Tyler Does Stuff
      Randy Tyler Does Stuff 6 months ago +3

      Agreed . You need to try it. It’s just so relaxing.

    • DorBue
      DorBue 5 months ago

      Yeap, I tried it once and it was a sad looking thing. Looks much nicer on you tube. But what I did was bought a childrens tank with a mermaid theme as background and there I only put water from a small river, stones which I found there and earth with I found there plus a moosball. It looked lovely, then the algae started and I just let it be. It turned ugly with time, but was still alive and I enjoyed it, until one day I decided to take 50% of water away and replace it with tap water for a cleaner look. Well, it killed the ecosphere and all went rotten :)

    • Thomas Nederlof
      Thomas Nederlof 5 months ago

      @DorBue Hahahahaha why would you interfere with the balanca that was being created, oh well.

  • TomSerious
    TomSerious 5 months ago

    I have an empty Terrarium sitting next to me right now and can't wait for all the supplies to arrive 🙂

  • Ethan Inman
    Ethan Inman 6 months ago

    I know they don’t move much but I think a morph of a pac man frog like apricot would look really cool in a beautiful planted vivarium. Keep doing what you’re doing and please feature Sampson a lot more cause he’s awesome.

  • xXx tearful angel xXx
    xXx tearful angel xXx 6 months ago +2

    Y'know Tanner I've been watching these videos all this time, and yeah I'm gonna do that today.
    I've been having a really bad mental health period so it'll be nice to do this project.
    Local thrift stores have amazing glassware for like a 1$ or 2$. I get most of my humidity trays for my plant babies there.

  • Bluecho4
    Bluecho4 6 months ago +5

    Glad to see this old slice of nature is still going strong, all these years later.

  • Trist Ambre
    Trist Ambre 6 months ago +1

    I can't wait for the snow to melt, I have collected some nice glass containers during the winter i'd like to use to create new free terrariums. I remember this particular one was of the first videos I've watch on this channel, it super cool to show us the result years later !

  • K - Lowe
    K - Lowe 5 months ago +5

    This is an incredibly made video, amazing pacing, cinematography... just... wow

  • Annika J.
    Annika J. 4 months ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your long lasting experience. It's very cool and calm to watch.

  • effy kujo
    effy kujo 6 months ago +6

    Yes 😮‍💨 I remember when you made this, and I was gung-ho about wanting to make one with my son, but he just didn't seem interested at the time. He's way more interested in exploring new hobbies now & will be 20 years old this month! 😮 it's time we make a lasting memory like this to look back on before he gets older and leaves the nest 🪹🌱🌾🌿☘️🍀🍂

  • Brianna loves polish 💅
    Brianna loves polish 💅 5 months ago +1

    Thank you for such an amazing video and your dedication to the project is top notch! 👍

  • yutub
    yutub 6 months ago +1

    In response to your question at the end of the video, no! I am almost done with my second. First is a large jar moss waterfall terrarium and the second is going to be open on top, made from a 14" diameter glass bowl that was out of a light fixture we swapped in our house. Tiered pools like your last video. I've been working on it all week using what I've learned from your videos - thank you! Its a fun and relatively inexpensive hobby

  • Lana Nieves
    Lana Nieves 4 months ago +1

    What a cool project, and proof that anyone can dabble in this cool hobby, if they're just willing to think outside of the box.

  • draw together
    draw together 5 months ago +6

    I saw it with my little brothers, and it inspired us to make an ecosystem. Our dad loved the idea, and now we are traveling to the forest. Hope we're
    Gonna succeed.

  • That one Lady
    That one Lady 5 months ago +2

    I can't wait for spring, this will be a perfect project for my 4 year old and I. I also have a huge old vlasic pickle jar I've been holding on to for years. Now I know it's purpose!

  • val westfall
    val westfall 6 months ago +3

    I have made many because of your inspiration. One of the first was around this time period. It’s still thriving and lives outdoors under cover for probably 5years.

  • 4xhoser
    4xhoser 6 months ago +4

    This Terrarium was what made me grow my interest in them. So cool that it's done well! 🤘🇨🇦

  • BaindeadGaming
    BaindeadGaming 5 months ago +1

    I remember seeing this the first time it was created.. wow.. how time flies.. 1800 days.. talk about feeling old..

  • Debora
    Debora 6 months ago +12

    I started watching your channel because of the terrariums, now it's been years, and I can't believe it, but.. Can you believe I still didn't made one myself?!
    That's so inexcusable.
    Btw, love it, the fact that you just let it go whatever wild-way even if it's not how you're used, it's pretty admirable. 👍🏼

  • Flamevell
    Flamevell 5 months ago +3

    Glad I got to see this. Thank you for showing us your 5-year dedication

  • Steve Botham
    Steve Botham 4 months ago

    I made a free terrarium following the original video's instructions. But I didn't have any springtails in mine and it went moldy. I think I had it for about a year though. I wish I could add a picture of it. But I had a lot of fun making it and it turned out super cool.

  • Agnes Mina
    Agnes Mina 5 months ago

    Yep I'm still waiting on making a terrarium, because my thing is AQUATIC terrariums - i.e. aquariums and paludariums 🤷‍♀️ The closest I've ever gotten to making a terrarium is sticking a cloche over a succulent that Google said would be toxic to our pet birds 😂

  • Minnah
    Minnah 6 months ago +5

    Thanks to your how to terrarium series i have a terrarium from 2017 thats still going strong! It needs a trim tho since its completely over grown 😅

  • Richard Urwin
    Richard Urwin 4 months ago +8

    You can make activated charcoal for free. The activated bit just means that it's made from natural wood with the pores. Just find a tin with a lid, poke a hole in the lid then pack it full of large twigs. Put it on a fire. Be aware that there's going to be inflammable gas under pressure coming out of the hole. You end up with a tin full of (activated) charcoal sticks.

  • MiQuante Wyatt
    MiQuante Wyatt 5 months ago +1

    This video got recommended to me and honestly love that it did, went to your channel and I love your work💙💙👏🏾

  • Tom’s Tanks
    Tom’s Tanks 6 months ago +4

    I remember watching this build when you first made the free diy build video. Amazing to see how it’s help up the last 5 years. 😊