50g Paludarium, Sept. 2014 (video update #4, post 17) - Page 2 - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-10-2013, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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The bottom is dirted capped with black blasting sand with a bit of eco mixed in. Top ledges are primarily blasting sand with a bit of eco again. The d. capensis was growing pretty much in plain sand, so I hope it takes to the black blasting sand.

As for the amount of RO I use on this particular tank, it only holds ~27 depending on how high I fill it. I don't use more than 10g of RO water for a major water change (how much depends on if I remineralize or am lazy and just mix in tap). I can do water changes as infrequently as once a month.
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post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-15-2014, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Video Update #4

Video update on the paludarium from September 2014. I replaced the d. capensis with UG. I might try some drosera in a few different spots up a bit higher on the ledge. The c. spiralis is also trimmed way back in this video:

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post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-15-2014, 08:05 PM
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Nicely done. A flower too! Is that a crypt in the foreground?
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-15-2014, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, it is a flowering crypt. pontederiifolia. That is probably the 5th spathe that pont. has put out since spring. A crypt. wendtii bronze is also blooming on the far left, but the spathe is rather bland and blends in. I am working a few new crypts into the ledge I would like to try to get to bloom as well: ciliata and cordata.
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