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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Vase! No tech

dumped the emersed and set up this today!



and now i want to make a million more ..........
I may have made the dirt layer a bit deep but I think it's okay
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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okay since i can't sit still:



the red was dying in my other tank, i figure bc the light is low there. This must be higher light since the bulb is practically on the the water. I'm hoping it starts to thrive here.

also, snail eggs; snails everywhere whether i like it or not!
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water is clearing


also, I may foil the inside of the light to help reflect the light downward. it looks like i'm losing light outward
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looking good! We seem to have very similar addictions lol.

some stargrass would look good in there!
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thanks! stargrass as a carpet?
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Oh yeah. lol. or you could leave a little space grass free as a "viewing" area if you plan to put a shrimp or something
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no animals other than hitch hiking pond snails in this one! i will look into the grass!
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Looks good. Welcome to the madness. These are definitely addicting, I've set up two so far and am starting a third shortly.
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Thanks guys! I've got the bug baddd.
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i just started up a couple similar, gets you hooked into it!
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-24-2013, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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i've seen and like yours! I'm already thinking about moving my fissidens into its own little square glass jar because I may start excel dosing, and I know how much fissidens hates it
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I'm hooked

newest addition


soil capped with sand
amazon sword (i know it will probably outgrow eventually. i thought it would be cool to watch it fill out in a bowl)
and I will be adding MTS to tunnel the sand cap
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current setup: GE mountable cabinet light (with removed white diffuse cover) with zoomed floramax T8 bulb



fissidens vase


anacharis/red plant vase


with this one, it was gross. a nasty film on the surface, unclean colored water and a god awful smell. I think it's my soil, must be old or something. So I emptied it out, and now the base is plain gravel with an osmocote+ tab. I'm going to start dosing iron to help with the red
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Your vases seem to be multiplying

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