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TERRARIUM TYPE with emergent aquatic plants

TERRARIUM TYPE with emergent aquatic plants
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Hello guys,

An experiment that I'd like to share, a terrarium type by using my aquarium plants, in their emergent form and the result(s) is what you see in the pictures.

The substrate is lifted by a plastic grid structure with mosquito mesh on top of it and a sort of coco fiber mat to separate the water below. An ultrasonic mister/fogger place at the bottom underneath the substate and I cut a hole which is just enough for the unit) got a timer for the mister set for every 1 hour alternately. just be aware that the water evaporates so you have to monitor it from time to time. but actually it's a low maintenance setup. I'm using finnex fugeray planted+, led light above the plastic diffuser to cover the tank above to retain humidity.

I've added algae eater snails to help clean up naturally, also be reminded that when there is no air circulation or proper ventilation, it can develop bad odor because of anaerobic bacteria. I suggest adding small fan (computer fan) waterproof preferably, so it will last longer to resist moisture. You may try also small pump as alternative like a waterfall effect so there is a constant water circulation inside it, just use your imagination. it is really up to you.

Hope this is will help, Enjoy!

List of materials below.

Substrate is eco-complete
ordinary ultrasonic mister you can fine it anywhere just google it or ebay, amazon etc. and any fertilizer for planted tank will do,

For this setup, I've used my emergent grown version plants which I have a lot fortunately, but you may also use the fully submerge version directly from your planted tank too.

For lighting schedule, is is on during the day and off during the night. or set it yourself according to your preference.

Plastic grid: I bought it from home depot called egg crates diffuser,

Lift the substrate about 2.5" and you can really use whatever material you can find, also add mosquito mesh or coco fiber mat to hold and separate the substrate from the water.

Once everything is ready. do your hard escape and add plants to it.
just be patient. Mine doesn't take a long time because my plant are already in the emergent version.

The plants are :

Watersprite
Hydrocotyle Tripartita Japan (Dwarf Pennywort)
Bacopa caroliania
UG Utricularia graminifolia
Staurogyne repens
Rotala colarata
Dwarf Hygophila
Xmas moss
some Bucephalandra plants
Lobelia Cardinalis
Alternanthera reinekii mini
Downoi (Pogostemon helferi)
Nesaea Pedicellata, Golden
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Last edited by Lusher; 06-09-2016 at 04:16 AM. Reason: got new observation so additional info must me shared. thanks
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that is freaking awesome! not a huge fan of the bear but if its what you like its what you like

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Lush and beautiful! Would love to see more like it! I'm a fan of foggers/humidifiers, they really help those emergent plants.
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Very nice! Would love to do something like this!
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Very nice set-up and lots of species I don't usually seen grown emergent. What kind of cycle is the fogger on?
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Very beautiful! Poor polar bear is probably feeling the effects of global warming in there lol
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Very nice set-up and lots of species I don't usually seen grown emergent. What kind of cycle is the fogger on?
During morning my fogger timer turns on alternately every 30 minutes during night only 6 hours alternately.
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