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post #16 of 64 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 03:32 AM
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I'm setting up a glosso emersed setup and I have a question: can snails live in the emersed setup? Thanks.
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post #17 of 64 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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I was wondering the same thing. Although I haven't seen any, I'm sure they could, it appears to be damp enough.





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Nice set up man.. If I ever organize my garage I have plenty of room for something like this. My concern has always been the affect of the fumes from the autos and how it would possibly get into the plants. Not that my cars are oozing fuels and other nasty stuff but the presence is always there. I do have an area in my backyard on the side of the house I can turn into a greenhouse though.

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Thanks demon. I've tried growing outside but everything turned to green mush, I had trouble with heat control. The garage is working perfect, and anytime we pull a hot car in the garage, we keep the door open for a bit to vent out. Plus, garage is the most humid place in my house.


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Nice set up man.. If I ever organize my garage I have plenty of room for something like this. My concern has always been the affect of the fumes from the autos and how it would possibly get into the plants. Not that my cars are oozing fuels and other nasty stuff but the presence is always there. I do have an area in my backyard on the side of the house I can turn into a greenhouse though.
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Thanks demon. I've tried growing outside but everything turned to green mush, I had trouble with heat control. The garage is working perfect, and anytime we pull a hot car in the garage, we keep the door open for a bit to vent out. Plus, garage is the most humid place in my house.
I was thinking about this same issue on my way back home last night. I already have the habit of leaving the garage door opened for a while to vent out fumes, so it should work out for me.

Between your emersed setup and Aquacentral's garage setup I have all the insipiration I need.
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Buy that pink foam insulation they make for garage doors and get yourself a couple of ceiling fans and heat issue solved.

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Exactly! I mentioned it earlier, but my garage is insulated and I have a box fan on a timer, it runs for 30 minutes every 2 hours. No problems with heat thus far, and humidity is perfect (high).


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Adjusted fan to turn on 30 minutes, only 5 times per day (ever few hours). Having it run every 2 hours was drying out the boxes/soil slightly too fast. Although it's probably better for combating potential mold growth, I'm still finding the "sweet spot" on the settings.


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Added a handful of crypts.
Eyeing 50 gal, thinking about craigslisting it for something better inside.





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Glossostigma Elatinoides (Glosso) = dead
Found a ton of newly hatches worms, plus a caterpillar. Will try again soon, plus more plants being added.


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Glossostigma Elatinoides (Glosso) = dead
Found a ton of newly hatches worms, plus a caterpillar. Will try again soon, plus more plants being added.
My glosso died as well. Did it dry out? I had it sealed pretty good and it turned brown and wilted somehow.
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My glosso died as well. Did it dry out? I had it sealed pretty good and it turned brown and wilted somehow.
Nope, it died all of a sudden. Looked great, then 48 hours later, the entire box had disappeared.
It was pretty obvious that something had gotten into the box.

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It has been a few months now and most everything is doing well. It's a learning process to understand each plant individually, but it's very interesting too.
Since everything is doing well, I've just placed an order for a few more plants:
  • Sword 'Narrow Leaf Chain' (Echinorodus tenellus)
  • Four Leaf Clover Dwarf - Marsilea hirsuta
  • Glossostigma (Glossostigma elatinoides)
  • Cryptocoryne, Wendtii, Bronze (Cryptocoryne wendtii v. Tropica)
  • Hygrophila Pinnatifida
  • Green Temple Narrow Leaf (Hygro Corymbosa 'Siamensis')
  • Green Temple (Hygrophilia corymbosa)
  • Cryptocoryne Parva
  • Banana Plant (Nymphoides aquatica) (for a tank)

Should be great! Will take pics after they're planted.


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Love all those grow trays. I should do something like that. What kind of soil do you use for those? Do you cover the trays? If not, how you keep it humid?

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I use whatever soil is available in my garage at the time. Sometimes it's a mix of peat soil and some regular organic growing soil.
The boxes are covered with the plastic covers they came with, and a single hole is drilled in the center of each lid to provide air transfer.
I usually check on the plants everyday, lifting the lids to inspect them, and spraying depending on their needs.
Best of luck, go for it, it's always nice having fresh plants on stock for whatever crazy tank project idea you get!


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