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post #16 of 325 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Not at the moment. There are many aroids to collect but funds are pretty limited.

Those are great candidates for a rpiarium setup though


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Hey have you looked at acquiring any of those odd little SE Asia rheophytic aroids like Piptospatha, Aridarum and Schismatoglottis?

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post #17 of 325 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 07:37 PM
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Yep those are pretty amazing plants, but hard to get into the US. A few years back Piptospatha reidleyi was apparently pretty common in the hobby in Europe, but I have looked around and can't find it anywhere.

Bucephalandra is in that same group of aroids with those other genera.

I have Schsimatoglottis 'Frosty Kiss' growing very well as a riparium plant.
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Look at the awesome foliage, and spathes, on that Piptospatha ridleyi...

http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...&aqi=&aql=&oq=
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No arguments here. http://photozou.jp/photo/photo_only/...35067?size=450

I haven't done much reading on these sp. yet but will they survive in short/long term submergent growth?

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http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...&aqi=&aql=&oq=

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OK, I have an emersed setup going and it is nothing like this. I am wondering what you dose, your light, how you keep humidity in check, and how you have everything hooked to a sump. Sorry for all the questions, but I am a newb. Oh, yeah, do you have any experience with Java Fern in a set up like this?

And I am loving you plants by the way. I hope one day I can achieve something like that.

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Thanks for the compliment.

Here is a quick and cheap visio diagram that will give you a better idea on how my tanks are connected. The pumps from the sumps are pretty strong. So I get a good amount of water flow coming from the initial 60g acrylic to the 30g acrylic. I will likely change the plants in this tank that would enjoy rapid currents.

I also setup another 60g recently. It's hooked up to a sump on its own and I intend to go black water with this one.

I use osmocote in the pots and I give a mild dosage of miracle grow every other week.





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OK, I have an emersed setup going and it is nothing like this. I am wondering what you dose, your light, how you keep humidity in check, and how you have everything hooked to a sump. Sorry for all the questions, but I am a newb. Oh, yeah, do you have any experience with Java Fern in a set up like this?

And I am loving you plants by the way. I hope one day I can achieve something like that.

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Forgot to add that I also got two new additions to my anubias collection. Ellepticus and variegated nana. I'll take photos of them later.

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Wow. That is quite a setup. Do you find that moving the water through the sumps helps the plants, or is that just to keep it clear and smell free?

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I am sure the plant roots appreciate the oxygenated water but I was aiming to simplify maintenance

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I am sure the plant roots appreciate the oxygenated water but I was aiming to simplify maintenance
Got ya. Before you set it up this way, did you have it the cheap way? Like just water in the bottom of the tank with no circulation and all that? That is how I am running my setup, and the water looks like crap.

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I used to run my tank with at least a Low power pump to get the water moving but I have the tendency to neglect them when the water level is low and pump running dry

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where did you get the acrylic tanks from? are they custom made..

I'm tossing some ideas around and i like the acrylic route for being able to drill

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One of the 60 was in excellent condition. This was given to me from a distant relative. I bought the other 60 for 20 or 30 bucks at craigslist a few years back. This one was pretty worn down but I Polished the front pane and got rid of all the smaller scratches

The 30 g was given to me frOm a friend. This was also in good condition

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Tanks are all standard sizes

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Those are some great steals, I'm prob going to do a 40 breeder until I figure out something better for my rare plants and use the cheap ones for trimmings.

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