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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-04-2013, 02:19 PM
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Black plastic mesh. Got it at a local hardware store for like $5 a roll. I've never used stainless steel so I can't compare the two, but it works well.
Thanks. Not sure I need it in the current setup anymore, but I may check that out in the future.
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Okay here's an update, pertaining to my Asclepias curassivica (Mexican Milkweed). IT'S BLOOMING!!

Note: Don't make fun of my ghetto CFL light fixture. I used it for aquaponics and thought it would be a good fit for this tank instead of sitting and doing nothing. It works great it just looks bad lol. This tank is in my bedroom.










I snapped on my macro lens and could not stay steady or focussed. This was my best shot of it close up.



I'll update the rest of this tank soon.
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post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 02:34 AM
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Whoa, awesome, Goob!!
Was just wondering though; With the asclepias that tall, how does the taller/upper portion get light??? Or is it fine with the fixture set like that?

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Whoa, awesome, Goob!!
Was just wondering though; With the asclepias that tall, how does the taller/upper portion get light??? Or is if fine with the fixture set like that?
I have no idea. There's nothing shining on it. It stands in the dark corner in my bedroom. I guess the light in the mid section is enough for it. Seems to be doing fine.

This plant propagates really easily I'm going to try and keep it short.
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Are those flowers fragrant?

What do they smell like? Jasmine?
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Ya know what, I never got around to smelling them. They're almost to the ceiling so it would have been difficult to get a wiff.

Okay so instead of pictures, I have a video update. If you have nothing better to do in the next 4 minutes, give it a watch.

http://youtu.be/tkXhi6aN0nY


The hypoestis did not make it for some reason. So I replaced it with a stem of joseph's coat. The creeping Jenny I believe has died back for the winter. I didn't know it could do that indoors. I've cleaned out the submerged area of struggling stem plants.
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Hey I really liked your video! Your tank is so active... even the duckweed! Haha. I think the floaters really add to the riparium. Helps hide the baskets. Which plants have done well in your riparium setup so far?

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Most of my plants have done well. Duckweed is actually a pain in the @ss. But I agree it does add more action.
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Everything looks great!
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Time for an update. With LOTS of pictures. I got a GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition so I've been going crazy with my aquarium photography.

Also I replaced the unsightly CFL fixture, with my Marineland planted LED. It looks much better!


















^This picture was from another day (old lights). Thanks for viewing!
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That light reminds me of my weed growing days. Haha awesome tank!
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post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 06:11 AM
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That tank sure is nice and clean.
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