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I can't find in this thread what the whitish curly dangly plant is... So what is it? Awesome tank!

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post #302 of 840 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Wingsdlc!! Read up now before it becomes too long! Most of its pictures anyways!

Hi rainbuilder! That is just a type of Spanish Moss. I think the species name is "circulito." The complete name is Tillandsia usenoides "circulito"
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I can't find in this thread what the whitish curly dangly plant is... So what is it? Awesome tank!
The spanish moss?
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Oh! Neat! I figured it was some kind of tillandsia.

The riparium-ish part of this tank is really cool. I think I like this version of the tank better than the previous one already!

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Looking good.

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Thanks Rainbuilder! I thought that the Spanish Moss would add some additional interest to the layout. Glad that you like it! Keep checking back...this tank should keep getting better and better without me really having to do much else other than fertilizing and doing some minor trim work. Just has to keep growing! I do have additional plants on the way for both the top and bottom this week, so I look forward to adding those.

zzrguy! Thank you!!
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Gorgeous....sub'd can't believe i hadn't already!!!!

Sorry if i missed it somewhere, but what are the dimensions on this tank?

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post #308 of 840 (permalink) Old 01-14-2013, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Sir! lol!! No problem, NWA....for as much time as I'm on here, I still am coming across cool new things and posts.

The tank if 4'x4'x20"Tall, or approx. 200 gallons.
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Very nice!! And you didn't need any eurobracing?

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Hey Don, maybe I missed the explanation, but do you mind telling me how your filtration works? I'm particularly interested in how you keep the emerged plants watered. Thanks!
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NWA---nope, just corner-bracing. I wish that I didn't even have that, but it sure beats Euro-bracing!!

Pweifan---I'm not quite sure what you mean by my filtration. The tank is filtered using an FX5 filter, but like most filters, it's really there for water circulation, too. I also circulate the water using two Hydor Korelia pumps, and I run water separately through UV sterilizer and a CO2 needle wheel pump. So, in addition to the FX5 and the riparium and aquatic plants keeping the water "filtered" and clean, I also have a total of five pumps providing water circulation, which is key.

The terrestrial plants are kept moist by me manually either misting them or pouring water over them using a bottle. I usually pour water over anything that is growing on LFSphagnum moss once or twice per day if I'm at home, though this is probably "overkill"; and I mist the plants when I mist the Tilly and Bromeliad species once or twice per week. SOME branches have a sheet of Hygrolon that I've attached which does a great job of wicking tank water up and keeping those areas appreciably damp. I will be re-doing additional branches using the Hygrolon as well.

I suppose that I could add a MistKing and/or a fogger and likely wouldn't have to manually do any watering. May be a project for down the road. We'll see!
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NWA---nope, just corner-bracing. I wish that I didn't even have that, but it sure beats Euro-bracing!!

Pweifan---I'm not quite sure what you mean by my filtration. The tank is filtered using an FX5 filter, but like most filters, it's really there for water circulation, too. I also circulate the water using two Hydor Korelia pumps, and I run water separately through UV sterilizer and a CO2 needle wheel pump. So, in addition to the FX5 and the riparium and aquatic plants keeping the water "filtered" and clean, I also have a total of five pumps providing water circulation, which is key.

The terrestrial plants are kept moist by me manually either misting them or pouring water over them using a bottle. I usually pour water over anything that is growing on LFSphagnum moss once or twice per day if I'm at home, though this is probably "overkill"; and I mist the plants when I mist the Tilly and Bromeliad species once or twice per week. SOME branches have a sheet of Hygrolon that I've attached which does a great job of wicking tank water up and keeping those areas appreciably damp. I will be re-doing additional branches using the Hygrolon as well.

I suppose that I could add a MistKing and/or a fogger and likely wouldn't have to manually do any watering. May be a project for down the road. We'll see!
WHERE DID YOU FIND HYGROLON!?!??!?!?!?!
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Thanks for the detailed explanation! I'd really love to go for a more automated setup in my next tank so I'm always looking for good examples.
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Bob---talk to Toksyn; he carries it now.

Wei---my pleasure! Bill suggested that u set up a fogger using a humidifier like Len did in his set up, so I may steal the idea for my own! It may mean that I won't have to constantly be pouring tank water on my plants everyday.
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We should have another meet at AC sometime...I finally got a new setup up and running after moving in my new house. Your tank is awesome Don
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