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12-22-2014 09:38 AM
haytch
Wow

WOW - your setup is breathtakingly beautiful - and so much going on . Major inspiration for my little 5 gall dirt I am about to start - - thankyou for posting your journey
12-19-2014 08:22 PM
knm<>< Old thread, I know, but wondering if this riparium is still going?
04-11-2012 01:04 AM
BlueJack
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Originally Posted by Lil' Swimz$ View Post
Your tank looks amazing but dude venus flytraps like alot of water (well not alot but they like their soil to be moist, but not soaked), water that is distilled (or RO.) So does the saraccenia. How often were you watering it? I don't know if you were diligent in that aspect but I saw it was with a cactus so.... They also like very bright light, which is why it helps to have them in a humid place so their leaves don't burn.

Ya, killed that little guy off a couple days ago. I just mist that saraccenia daily. Just that one plant, all the others I water once a week or something like that.
04-10-2012 11:54 PM
Lil' Swimz$ Your tank looks amazing but dude venus flytraps like alot of water (well not alot but they like their soil to be moist, but not soaked), water that is distilled (or RO.) So does the saraccenia. How often were you watering it? I don't know if you were diligent in that aspect but I saw it was with a cactus so.... They also like very bright light, which is why it helps to have them in a humid place so their leaves don't burn.
04-01-2012 01:55 AM
BlueJack
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Mine on the other hand isn't doing too well, I think it's a low light variety and I have it too close to the light, the leaves are turning red/purple/withering. I'll have to reposition and find something that can tolerate a direct T5HO 54w on 12 hours a day.

That's good to know. I've been scheming my 75g or 90g tank build and I want to have only orchids growing emersed. Everywhere I've read says they need 4 flourescent tubes to do well. Now I know they're not the HO kind. Thanks
03-31-2012 04:08 PM
BlueJack
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You should grab an anthurium plant if you want to add a bit of red year round. Very hardy and hard to kill. Mine is taking over the filter cartridge, I've had to cut it back a few times.

Gardenia also thrives near my 20g (loves indoor light & humidity), the same bush has been flowering for the past month, smells amazing to boot.
Those are both very cool plants. Thanks for the info. I think I'll put some in my pond since there isn't much room left in this tank
03-31-2012 03:20 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice.
03-31-2012 03:01 PM
xenxes
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Xenxes, I tried this out with a dead orchid, or at least I thought it was. The roots and stalks were pale and shriveled/dried up. It had not a single leaf on it. Just dead stalks and roots. It's been sitting in my filter box for about a month now and some new growth is popping up. Amazed!
Glad to hear about the new orchid

Mine on the other hand isn't doing too well, I think it's a low light variety and I have it too close to the light, the leaves are turning red/purple/withering. I'll have to reposition and find something that can tolerate a direct T5HO 54w on 12 hours a day.
03-31-2012 03:49 AM
yellowsno i cant believe i just found this now :P
03-31-2012 03:27 AM
xenxes You should grab an anthurium plant if you want to add a bit of red year round. Very hardy and hard to kill. Mine is taking over the filter cartridge, I've had to cut it back a few times.

Gardenia also thrives near my 20g (loves indoor light & humidity), the same bush has been flowering for the past month, smells amazing to boot.
03-31-2012 02:37 AM
BlueJack
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Originally Posted by LetThereBeFish View Post
Man, I totally want to do this someday! Love it!
You kinda already have one....that paludarium is very cool!!
03-31-2012 01:46 AM
LetThereBeFish Man, I totally want to do this someday! Love it!
03-31-2012 01:02 AM
BlueJack
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LoL@your Den. It's a fighter. You don't happen to keep any Phragmipediums do you?
No, but those are some of the coolest flowers I've seen.


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Amazing sanctuary you've created. I blew through all 10 pages of your journal and am de-lurking just to comment. I've been dumping plants into my HOB filter, nothing like what you have going on but I am seriously thinking of moving my Phrag schlimii in there since it likes a ton of water at the roots. You, sir, are an inspiration. I am on a mission to create a jungle now.
Big thanks for the kind words!

Lol...you gotta edit your options to show 40 posts per page. That saved my life after skimming through a few 30 page threads.

That phrag you have is spectacular. I bet it would love being in some good nutrient rich aquarium water.
03-30-2012 11:29 PM
jellie LoL@your Den. It's a fighter. You don't happen to keep any Phragmipediums do you?

Amazing sanctuary you've created. I blew through all 10 pages of your journal and am de-lurking just to comment. I've been dumping plants into my HOB filter, nothing like what you have going on but I am seriously thinking of moving my Phrag schlimii in there since it likes a ton of water at the roots. You, sir, are an inspiration. I am on a mission to create a jungle now.
03-30-2012 04:41 PM
BlueJack
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Originally Posted by xenxes View Post
Xenxes, I tried this out with a dead orchid, or at least I thought it was. The roots and stalks were pale and shriveled/dried up. It had not a single leaf on it. Just dead stalks and roots. It's been sitting in my filter box for about a month now and some new growth is popping up. Amazed!

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