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I wasn't happy with the way the top was. Last week I had garbage picked two storm windows with the plan of cutting them down to make Lids for 2-10 gallon tanks. I'd never cut glass before and honestly probally won't try again. So I eked using one window as the top on this and I added a small 50w heater in there as well. I moved two plants from my other tank in there. The humidity has already jumped up so I'm pleased!


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So thanks to the kindness and generosity of a tpt member, who remains nameless unless he wants to put it out there I now have 7 varieties of crypts, 2 varieties of bacopa and some java fern. In one shot and package I now have 10 new varieties of plants. All I can say is wow!!!! neatly packaged and labeled. Easy for newbie me!


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Looks good! Now it's just a waiting game while your plants grow. Haha!
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I bought a dual temp/humidity gauge but I'm not sure it's working properly. I dropped it in water right after I got it. But this tub has the light, a 50w heater and very little air escaping and the gauge at plant level reads 70 degrees and around 80% humidity. Which it has been reading since I put it In. I'm gonna must the plants tomorrow and I'm gonna pull the gauge out and throw it in the fridge to see how accurate the temp reads. For anyone following this who has done emersed have u ever misted with soda water? I've read the bicarbonate in the soda water is beneficial. Here's a pic with 24hrs of the lid being down lots of condensation


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Not the best picture but my c. Nurri is putting out 2 new leaves already. must have similar conditions between my set up and where this came from. Only reason I could think its this quick!!


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Not the best picture but my c. Nurri is putting out 2 new leaves already. must have similar conditions between my set up and where this came from. Only reason I could think its this quick!!


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Lookin good! That nurii is still pretty small. I actually got 6 small plants at once from the same source. I split them between submersed and emersed to see how they do in both environments. The two plants that went into the same pot(one of which is now yours) seemed to be on the verge of beginning to grow in my emersed tank. The one I've got now looks to be one leaf ahead of yours, probably due the time spent in transit. I think with plenty of light and a little time they should grow well!

How long of a photo period are you running?
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I'm running the light 14hrs a day. Around 8am- right around 10pm. I'm thinking about adding an additional light for better spread as its a dome light


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I had a small 50w heater in te plastic tub but either its not working or it just stays to warm for it to have an impact. So I kicked it up a notch to a bigger adjustable heater. I cranked it way up and let's see what kind of results it shows.
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building up your own little farm there guy?

looking great

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Trying man. Thanks. I'm looking to expand, this is a start trial run but so far so good.
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@ expand

I know what your saying. I'm starting a 5th tank now. I'm starting to believe my wife now when she says I'm crazy.

I've been thinking two huge tanks might be easier then numbers of smalls

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Hahaha. Sounds like my situation. Started with a 75, and now have a 20 a 10 a bowl that I'm revamping a turtle tank and 2 emersed tanks. I need my own room. Man cave means something different in this hobby.
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Heats way up in the tub already. Gonna see how it is tomorrow. Will to much heat be a problem?
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