Terrarium question - The Planted Tank Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2014, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Iran
Posts: 209
Terrarium question

I want to use my aqua plant such a hemianthus cuba/hydrocotyle/chrismas moss to make small terrarium.my question is that is keeping this terrarium easy or not,because i cant moist it every day and.....
Because sometimes im in trip and im not in home.so keeping this terrarium is hard or not?

Last edited by Kavak; 11-21-2014 at 06:09 PM. Reason: A
Kavak is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2014, 10:25 PM
Planted Member
Squrl888's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 251
Hey Kavak! It should be easy. These all seem to grow readily emersed. Just treat them like regular terrarium plants. In a closed terrarium they will probably keep humid and moist enough. I grow hydrocotyle and hemianthus callicthroides 'cuba' in a small covered terrarium that is actually just a 2.5 gallon aquarium. I have this terrarium covered with a plastic wrap to keep in humidity. Generally it is not necessary to mist it everyday, however I keep mine with more water than I should.
I would advise you to try it, and just adjust how often you mist it to whatever works for you.
Squrl888 is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-21-2014, 11:56 PM
Algae Grower
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Orange County
Posts: 85
If you go for a vivarium that'd be sweet! I like using Hydroballs on the bottom with a mesh layer above, sponge, then your soil... You have a small 1" water layer on bottom to keep moist. Those hydroballs also will contain beneficial bacterial...

I personally say go Paludarium and use a waterfall with carbon/small sponge at the top for filtration... All you need is one submersible pump in with your hydro balls to run the waterfall back.. Gravity is awesome. This way you don't have to keep it most, you can keep amphibious animals and you can have true emersed plants. Then at the top of water you can grow plant out of water in just humid moist conditions. Still go the hydroball route too in my opinion...
James` is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2014, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Iran
Posts: 209
Tnx alot
Kavak is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2014, 05:18 PM
Algae Grower
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: California
Posts: 84
yup, having a glass top or covering it with plastic wrap will make it pretty easy. You will want to take it off periodically to allow for some air exchange, and it would be ideal if you had a small section uncovered and/or had a small computer fan running inside the terrarium to prevent stagnant air. But with the plants you want, that's not really necessary.
JeremyM is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome