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post #151 of 159 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 03:49 AM
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i cant believe i just found this now :P

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post #152 of 159 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 03:01 PM
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Xenxes, I tried this out with a dead orchid, or at least I thought it was. The roots and stalks were pale and shriveled/dried up. It had not a single leaf on it. Just dead stalks and roots. It's been sitting in my filter box for about a month now and some new growth is popping up. Amazed!
Glad to hear about the new orchid

Mine on the other hand isn't doing too well, I think it's a low light variety and I have it too close to the light, the leaves are turning red/purple/withering. I'll have to reposition and find something that can tolerate a direct T5HO 54w on 12 hours a day.
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post #153 of 159 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 03:20 PM
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post #154 of 159 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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You should grab an anthurium plant if you want to add a bit of red year round. Very hardy and hard to kill. Mine is taking over the filter cartridge, I've had to cut it back a few times.

Gardenia also thrives near my 20g (loves indoor light & humidity), the same bush has been flowering for the past month, smells amazing to boot.
Those are both very cool plants. Thanks for the info. I think I'll put some in my pond since there isn't much room left in this tank

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post #155 of 159 (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Mine on the other hand isn't doing too well, I think it's a low light variety and I have it too close to the light, the leaves are turning red/purple/withering. I'll have to reposition and find something that can tolerate a direct T5HO 54w on 12 hours a day.

That's good to know. I've been scheming my 75g or 90g tank build and I want to have only orchids growing emersed. Everywhere I've read says they need 4 flourescent tubes to do well. Now I know they're not the HO kind. Thanks

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post #156 of 159 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 11:54 PM
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Your tank looks amazing but dude venus flytraps like alot of water (well not alot but they like their soil to be moist, but not soaked), water that is distilled (or RO.) So does the saraccenia. How often were you watering it? I don't know if you were diligent in that aspect but I saw it was with a cactus so.... They also like very bright light, which is why it helps to have them in a humid place so their leaves don't burn.

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Your tank looks amazing but dude venus flytraps like alot of water (well not alot but they like their soil to be moist, but not soaked), water that is distilled (or RO.) So does the saraccenia. How often were you watering it? I don't know if you were diligent in that aspect but I saw it was with a cactus so.... They also like very bright light, which is why it helps to have them in a humid place so their leaves don't burn.

Ya, killed that little guy off a couple days ago. I just mist that saraccenia daily. Just that one plant, all the others I water once a week or something like that.

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Old thread, I know, but wondering if this riparium is still going?

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Wow

WOW - your setup is breathtakingly beautiful - and so much going on . Major inspiration for my little 5 gall dirt I am about to start - - thankyou for posting your journey

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