Join Date: May 2008
Location: Phoenix/Flagstaff, AZ
Philip's Emersed Growth Experiments (PICS!)
I've been wanting to grow aquatic plants emersed for a while now, but only recently got around to planning it. I picked up 8 - 4"x4"x7" clear containers from The Container Store today (along with some other sizes that i will be returning next weekend... decided that they're too small for my use) to plant individual species in. I figured this would be a better idea than putting them all into an aquarium with saran wrap over the top because it will help avoid plant mixup, and I also thought it might be easier to control the humidity in a smaller environment. I'm using Miracle Grow moisture control potting soil to grow the plants in. I don't have any lights yet, since i'm a little confused as to what kind i should get... any suggestions? I want something that's skinny, has a reflector, doesn't put out too much heat, and that i don't have to hard wire myself. I was thinking T5 but i'm just not sure where to start.
• 30 - 4"x4"x7" clear containers
• Stored in my 60P stand
• Miracle Grow moisture control potting soil (~1.5" deep in each container)
• Catalina 2x24 watt T5-HO retrofit (on 16 hours/day)
• Ammania 'bonsai' (true rotala indica) [✓]
• Diodia virginiana [✓]
• Gratiola brevifolia [✓]
• Hygrophila lancea [✓]
• Hyptis lorentziana [✓]
• Limnophila sp. 'Sulawesi' [✓]
• Lindernia 'india' [✓]
• Lindernia grandiflora [✓]
• Staurogyne stolonifera [✓]
Pics to come...
Last edited by Centromochlus; 08-04-2011 at 07:32 PM.