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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-14-2013, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, all!

I don't add any additional fertilizer, the dart frogs in the tank do that for me . The tank is lit with 32 3W LEDs divided across 4 "spotlight" units varying between 6500K and a warmer temperature (don't remember) with quite narrow optics (possibly 40 degrees). There is also a supplemental 24" florescent fixture for the rear. These will all be replaced with a monolithic fixture(s) once I get the prototypes made.

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There is a lot going on in there. I love how it all develops naturally.

What do you do in terms of fertilizing the plants? How do you light this tank?
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beautiful! i cant wait until that moss is a thick mat!
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Super impressive! Can't wait to see the updates!

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post #32 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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The second Racinaea crispa is blooming, and its spike is even larger than the first's despite being a smaller plant.



The Begonia sp. "Tarapoto" has been cut in half and the top was planted next to the mother. It's putting out very nice growth, and the growth pattern is also quite pleasing. Nice, tight leaf internodes, red margins, and hairy leaves.



I tried very hard not to add additional plants but lost that fight. There were just some bare areas that I got impatient about, and I also wanted to add some more drama with the ledges by planting pendulous orchids. My excuse was that I think there is not enough foliage to coax the frogs to be out more.

Lepanthes calodictyon


Pleurothallis palliolata


Lepanthes caprimulgus
Already in spike.


Dresslerella caesariata
The pendulous plant with the large leaves is the species highlighted.

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post #33 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 09:23 PM
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That is awesome!
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post #34 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-10-2013, 10:24 PM
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This is amazing! I really like how exotic it looks. Do you have an updated fts?
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post #36 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, all! . I should have updates soon.

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Looks fantastic. Subscribed.

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Looks awesome! Great work! Keep updating!
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post #38 of 54 (permalink) Old 11-21-2013, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Lepanthes calodictyon


Lepanthes caprimulgus

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Lepanthes calodictyon


Lepanthes caprimulgus
Great looken tank lovin the lil frogs there. Tanks for sharin.
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post #40 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-16-2014, 07:13 PM
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Amazing tank. Thank you for sharing.
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clicked for the name, read for the crazy build. nice work!
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WOW! Beautiful work! I wish I could make one of these, but I recognize projects that are beyond my current knowledge/skill level. I'm jealous! Very cool tank toksyn!
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subscribed. that is an awesome tank sir. cant wait to see how it comes along.
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post #44 of 54 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys! I'll have some updated shots later. I had stopped updating this thread because of a perceived lack of interest.

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This tank rocks Super cool work. Can you list what materials you used to create the hardscape and describe the filter section please
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