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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
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My 10 Gallon of Growingness

So I decided that I wanted to start up an emersed growing system with plants that I didn't have and maybe a few I already did. Either way this is hopefully going to become a farm system with lots of rapid growth so I have a bunch of plants to use.

Tank: already had it 8) ballin out

Substrate: Scott's oragnic potting soil $3.50

Timer: $4.88 at meijer

Lights: 10 gallon hood I had an 2 clearence led bulbs that take in 7w but were rated for 40w (6500k) like $6ish also ghetto rigged some aluminum foil to lengthen the reflectors.



3 colorful cheapo clearance buckets from meijer: $.49x3



3 plants that I've never had before. $4.99+$2.99+$2.99

Micro Sword (most excited for)


Hygrophila Augustafolia


No idea what this is, hopefully someone can help me out, its reddish. (generic, I know)


Full Shot



Any tips or help offered is really appreciated as I'm new to this whole, growing things only partially in water thing.

I know they are really bad pictures, I'll post better ones when the lights come on in the morning, don't feel like messing with the timer right now.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 02:15 AM
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Full the water to just below the soil level. Nice start
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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I upped the water level, thanks for the tip. This is the plant that I'm hoping someone can id for me, all I know is it is a stem and its red and green. Got it at petco.


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Yeah, that red stuff pretty much died off, but the hygrophilia is shooting out new leaves it seems somewhat quickly.



Then I separated the micro sword so I could get a better idea of how it is growing.




Also, on the hygrophilia, I know the top is growing, but the bottom part looks almost like a dead twig. Is this part dead? Or what is going on there?

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