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post #59 of (permalink) Old 06-19-2012, 01:41 AM
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It gets as high as 90s, but it doesn't typically doesn't last too long. That's why I put the container in a wine barrel surrounded by dirt to help insulate it. I also have some floaters to help block the sun. Unfortunately I have to keep the raccoons out, so it isn't too attractive all the time.

Here's a look inside:

I've thrown a little of everything in there. Some tropical, some collected locally.
  • Potamogeton nodosus
  • Polygonum hydropiperoides
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Ludwigia palustrus
  • Ludwigia repens x l. arcuata
  • Ludwigia sp 'Red'
  • Hydrocotyle sp. japan
  • Hygrophila polysperma var 'Sunset'
  • Pistia stratiotes

I'm looking forward to everything filling out. Our trip to FL is in early August. I plan on doing some collecting while I'm there, so I'm hoping to plant some more in here.

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