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TERRARIUM TYPE with emergent aquatic plants

TERRARIUM TYPE with emergent aquatic plants
Hello guys,

I have an experiment that I would like to share it's terrarium type but I'm using my aquatic plant for it. So far so good...
The substrate is being raise by a plastic grid structure with mosquito mesh and a sort of cocofiber mat to separate the water below. An ultrasonic mister/fogger place at the bottom below the substate( there is a hole for the unit) is use for the plants with a timer. just be aware that water evaporates so you have to monitor it from time to time. but it's a low maintenance setup. I'm using fennex fugeray planted+ led light above the plastic diffuser to cover the tank above. Hope this is helpful...Enjoy!

substrate is eco-complete
ordinary ultrasonic mister you can fine it anywhere just google it or ebay
any fertilizer will do
transition. I just directly plant the submerge version to my little greenhouse until it will shoots new leaf for emergent version. moist is the key. mister is very useful
for lighting schedule for this is I just turn it on during day and turn it off during night when I go to sleep. no timer yet. but you can always add timer and schedule it.
plastic grid: I bought it from home depot egg crates, to lift the substrate about 2.5"...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. I'm so blessed I have a lot of emergent grown plants to use for this setup.
and that's 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

by the way, also have a little green house for the plants and selling it on ebay
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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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