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post #16 of 222 (permalink) Old 09-23-2011, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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I like the humidity domes alot they keep the humidity high and the temp stays good (can't beat the price) the only issue indoors is that they drip a little, so far the drips just land on the tray below but eventually I want an enclosed setup. I really want something like the terrarium set-ups you see with the glass doors on the front this way I can put the lights right on top of the tank in th erack and still be able to get into it. I have a RFQ out to glasscages.com to see if they can make me something like that.

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Those are some great plants that you have.

I have always done best with crypts planting them into substrate with real topsoil. I think that they prosper best with the organic matter and trace nutrients that are better-provided in topsoil.
The C cordata you sent me a few months ago was it a C cordata var. cordata the leaves look like it but I'm not sure.

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Those are the ones I'm using. The reflectors aren't white, they're actually polished/chrome. The diamond plate adds a rugged touch too lol.
+1 That's a diesel T-8 shoplight and is definitely worth the extra ten bones.

I had one overdriven on top of a 60 tank with diy co2 and managed to get nice consistent pearling from the faster growing plants.
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Ibacha, those are some awesome plants you have, and like everyone else, I'm quite envious.

If I had invested that type of cash on the plants, I'd pick up a couple 20 longs with glass covers so I could actually see the plants!!!!! Save the humidity domes and nursery trays for propagation.
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Ibacha, those are some awesome plants you have, and like everyone else, I'm quite envious.

If I had invested that type of cash on the plants, I'd pick up a couple 20 longs with glass covers so I could actually see the plants!!!!! Save the humidity domes and nursery trays for propagation.
I'm actually trying to get a pair of custom tanks made that will fit the rack I have,

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Looking great! I have plans to set up something identical to yours. I had to move my emersed setups inside since the overnight temps have been dipping into the 40s. I haven't had time or money to get a rack though. Right now my tubs are sitting in my mancave on the floor with a 4' shoplight over them. Not exactly the best looking setup lol.
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Wonderful setup. Very clean.

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Here are some pics of the different plants I have

Some terrestrial moss I found by my parents lake


My small H pinnatifida stems, I'm interested to see how they grow emersed


Some alternanthera reineckii stems


H corymbosa 'stricta' I got in a small tube from petco


Some mystery stems that I got in a swap, if anyone knows what they are let me know, I think the top two cells are Ludwigia repens.


The whole tray


I hope you like, I'm going to add a list of all the plants I have emersed at the top of the thread

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Here are the plants from our trade that I knew the ID of:

Bacopa monnieri (although I don't see any in your pictures)
Heteranthera zosterifolia
Ludwigia repens
Ludwigia palustris
Lysimachia nummularia
Myosotis scorpioides (aka Myosotis palustris)
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Ok the HZ is the bottom left one which are the other town on the bottom? There is one other as well probably the oneyou are talking about.

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+1 That's a diesel T-8 shoplight and is definitely worth the extra ten bones.

I had one overdriven on top of a 60 tank with diy co2 and managed to get nice consistent pearling from the faster growing plants.
How are you overdriving these lights? Do tell.

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Len - that's some cool moss you got there man. Looks like starmoss.
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It grows along my parents lake so I'm hoping it will acclimate to high humidity and temp all year long..
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Ok the HZ is the bottom left one which are the other two on the bottom? There is one other as well probably the one you are talking about.

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Yes, bottom left is the HZ. The one next to it is Lysimachia nummularia. I'm pretty sure the last one is some type of Polygonum. Polygonum hydropiperoides if I had to guess, but I can't say for sure.
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Hey Len. Beautiful setup man. Keep it up.

I also have some questions. I have an emersed setup, and wanted to know how you are growing Java Fern in yours. I have mine in a tub of water in the setup. What I am wondering, is how much light you have over yours, what your water level is at, and how you fertilize it. Any help would be great, thank you.

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Hey Len. Beautiful setup man. Keep it up.

I also have some questions. I have an emersed setup, and wanted to know how you are growing Java Fern in yours. I have mine in a tub of water in the setup. What I am wondering, is how much light you have over yours, what your water level is at, and how you fertilize it. Any help would be great, thank you.

P.S. If you need to see my setup, it is in my signature.
I just planted the java fern in rockwool and net pots, I set the rhizome on top of the rockwool with a couple roots in it to hold it down, it has since spread its roots and started shooting up new leaves, here are some pics. If this method works well, I'm going to try and obtain some harder to find varieties of java fern and grown them this way as well.




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