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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-03-2012, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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I created this tank in order to have both full and semi submerged plants in the same tank...
I have two 250 watt "HQI" MH, and also four 52 watt t5. I installed them on my ceiling, to give my bog plants maximum room to grow. I surrounded three sides with black acrylic for protection from mist, and the front top foot to block light.
My fertilizer is 1.5 inches of glasial silt, topped off with 2 inches of aged eco complete. I deliver 2-3 drops a second of co2 through a reactor.



In order to have bog plants I made an acrylic troff, siliconed to the back wall, that allows me to put 5x5 inch planters one inch below the surface of the water.




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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-03-2012, 07:17 AM
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NICE! I think you forgot some pics of how we got that silt base:



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That is awesome. I want one.
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Wow.

How long have you had that pitcher plant going in there? What is that bushy plant filling up most of the space?
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Awesome!

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I'm also interested to know how you planted that pitcher plant. Is it planted in sphagnum moss?
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-18-2012, 07:19 AM Thread Starter
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I planted the pitcher plant by taking a 5"x5" planter with holes in it and put in pebbles to hold it down. Then I added grow stones and then the rest with sphagnum moss... The top of the planter is 1" above the water surface.
The plant that is taking up the majority of the tank is a from the local green house and I can not remember the name... Sorry
Feel free to call if you like, Luke at 907-830-5244
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