I recently got the idea into my head to create an entirely self sustaining aquatic environment in a (large) sealed jar. I'd like to include:
- A layer of soil and gravel at the bottom
- A large number of plants for natural chemical cycling
- Brine Shrimp
- Maybe a few larger shrimp (enough to create a self sustaining colony)
What ratios of Algae to Brine Shrimp to Copepods to Shrimp biomass should I establish in the environment? What minerals/chemicals should I ensure are present before I seal the jar shut? What plants should I use? Am I crazy for thinking this could actually work?