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post #61 of 839 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 02:53 AM
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I. Love. This. Tank.

And your latest addition of plants attached to wood is going to pay off. So much color!

The best part about it is that the entire display is calming. I even like the tannins.
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post #62 of 839 (permalink) Old 10-12-2012, 03:37 AM
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....Have a lot of iron in my substrate and plenty of light. My Hygro corymbosa seems to think so:
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Wow those Tillandsia are great. I love the variety of color. This gives me ideas for redoing the planting in my 50G.

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awesome tillandsia. i think the super colorful one is t. ionantha.
i dont know if they will stay THAT colorful though. i could never get any of mine to be anywhere close to that colorful, and i know some people will grow them in partial or even full sun.

that h. corymbosa is absurd (in a good way). thats not even supposed to be a red plant!
...well that does it. your substrate is godly: im convinced. im gonna have to send dogfish a pm when i figure out how much funds i have.
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How do the Tillandsia even grow? I don't think driftwood has much when it comes to nutrients...

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How do the Tillandsia even grow? I don't think driftwood has much when it comes to nutrients...
actually, in nature, they grow just like that! literally this is like the closest thing to a natural environment then can get they dont need much nutrients, in nature they rely on any leaf litter or dirt that runs down the tree when it rains for nutrients.
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How do the Tillandsia even grow? I don't think driftwood has much when it comes to nutrients...
Tillandsia don't need much. That's why they call them "air plants".
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tillandsia (and other bromeliads) get their water from their leaves, not their roots. while rain is very low in nutrients, it does actually have some: nitric oxides -> nitric acid -> nitrate (for example). an the slow decay of the wood provides some as well via the roots.
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Now I really want to combine a branch like that with Tillandsia in a riparium setup. Don if you get a chance it would great if you could number-code or otherwise identify those Tillandsia in a picture. Did you keep track of which is which?

It's cool that way the colors in the underwater plants are echoed in the Tillandsia.
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Carrying the aquascape up looks great like that. Makes a shallow take look larger than it is, for sure.

Can't wait to see what you do with them in a rip setup, hydro.

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You had me wondering if something like this was coming when I asked if you were gonna do mosses on the branches. You blew me away with these. How exactly did you attach the Tillandsia to the branches by the way?

I take it would orchids not do so well with that much direct light since the ones I know of and have kept did not do well in direct light.

Looks like someone just to some oil paints and a paintbrush to your tank.

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You had me wondering if something like this was coming when I asked if you were gonna do mosses on the branches. You blew me away with these. I take it would orchids not do so well with that much direct light since the ones I know of and have kept did not do well in direct light. Looks like someone just to some oil paints and a paintbrush to your tank.

there is an orchid for practically any environment
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Guess I need to start looking into orchids again and tillandsia haha

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This keeps getting better and better. I love it.

I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure.

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