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04-02-2012 06:43 PM
PaulG
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Originally Posted by maxthedog123 View Post
I am curious - my philodendron isn't growing, in fact it is dying. How does submerged in a planter like you have vs. just submerged in water affect growth/health? I would think a) the plant has to able to tolerate submerged roots and then b) is there more to how it absorbs nutrients?

Any good lists/websites with bog plant species that you used, or did you just use trial and error?
Check the Riparium section and specifically threads/posts by Hydrophyte. A wealth of information regarding suitable plants. Also there's a thread by BigTom in which he set up a similar tank and tried out a few houseplants to see which worked. I think a few Calathea Sp.

The planters with hydroleca actually have no nutrient value and I think the plants are starting to suffer as they grow and increase demand for nutrients. The peace lilly has rooted way down through the basket and almost to the substrate and 3/5 planters have been switched to some year old ADA Amazonia 2 in an effort to provide more nutrients to the roots. Maybe if I was dosing the water column I wouldn't need to do this.

As for Philodendron my P.Scandens was growing well but I decided to remove it as I didn't like the look.
04-02-2012 05:24 PM
indigo very nice tank
04-02-2012 03:31 PM
maxthedog123 I am curious - my philodendron isn't growing, in fact it is dying. How does submerged in a planter like you have vs. just submerged in water affect growth/health? I would think a) the plant has to able to tolerate submerged roots and then b) is there more to how it absorbs nutrients?

Any good lists/websites with bog plant species that you used, or did you just use trial and error?
04-02-2012 11:00 AM
PaulG
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Originally Posted by maxthedog123 View Post
Question for you on terrestrial plants: will they grow in just water? I have peace lilies in the back of my tank sticking through a grate with just roots in the water.
Genuine terrestrial plants won't but a few plants sold as terrestrial plants are actual marsh/bog plants and can adapt easily to submerged roots. Peace Lilly being the most common example.
04-02-2012 01:58 AM
maxthedog123 Question for you on terrestrial plants: will they grow in just water? I have peace lilies in the back of my tank sticking through a grate with just roots in the water.
03-30-2012 02:38 AM
mdreher That's a great riparium. You've got some really nice growth.
03-26-2012 03:56 PM
PaulG Mine's now outdoors, grew too big.
03-26-2012 01:29 AM
jsuereth
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Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
This is looking great! You have a lot of the best riparium plants in there.

I have this goldfish setup going and it is also very low tech. This one is powered by sunlight (and an air pump).

I definitely like the look of that cyperus. Can't wait for mine to start growing.
03-25-2012 09:38 PM
Chrisinator Gorgeous!
03-25-2012 09:36 PM
PaulG Terrible quality video but you get the idea. Rescaped left hand side, has growing to do.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SurGb...x=1&feature=pl
02-15-2012 01:00 AM
Petrie whoa!!! I didn't know something like that existed, i'm gonna have to research plants and where to get those baskets on the side.
02-15-2012 12:55 AM
gabysapha Looks great! More pictures!!!!
02-12-2012 09:24 PM
PaulG
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Originally Posted by skabooya View Post
give it time. It sounds like you just disturbed the beneficial bacteria.
Yeah I had. Bit of a noob mistake.

Fish have settled in well, hope to add more at some point!
02-11-2012 10:07 PM
skabooya give it time. It sounds like you just disturbed the beneficial bacteria.
02-04-2012 03:18 PM
PaulG Thanks!

So the first time I added a tiny amount of filter wool on to my pump, water was super clear. Now I've changed the wool it won't clear up again
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