The Planted Tank Forum

The Planted Tank Forum (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/index.php)
-   Tank Journals (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=12)
-   -   My 10 Gallon of Growingness (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=429241)

tmcpherson301 09-08-2013 02:21 AM

My 10 Gallon of Growingness
 
So I decided that I wanted to start up an emersed growing system with plants that I didn't have and maybe a few I already did. Either way this is hopefully going to become a farm system with lots of rapid growth so I have a bunch of plants to use.

Tank: already had it 8) ballin out

Substrate: Scott's oragnic potting soil $3.50

Timer: $4.88 at meijer

Lights: 10 gallon hood I had an 2 clearence led bulbs that take in 7w but were rated for 40w (6500k) like $6ish also ghetto rigged some aluminum foil to lengthen the reflectors.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/im...y/pg_5857e.jpg

3 colorful cheapo clearance buckets from meijer: $.49x3

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/im...y/pg_5865e.jpg

3 plants that I've never had before. $4.99+$2.99+$2.99

Micro Sword (most excited for)
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/im...y/pg_5881e.jpg

Hygrophila Augustafolia
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/im...y/pg_5889e.jpg

No idea what this is, hopefully someone can help me out, its reddish. (generic, I know)
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/im...y/pg_5897e.jpg

Full Shot

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/im...y/pg_5873e.jpg

Any tips or help offered is really appreciated as I'm new to this whole, growing things only partially in water thing.

I know they are really bad pictures, I'll post better ones when the lights come on in the morning, don't feel like messing with the timer right now.

tattooedfool83 09-08-2013 03:15 AM

Full the water to just below the soil level. Nice start

tmcpherson301 09-08-2013 03:25 PM

I upped the water level, thanks for the tip. This is the plant that I'm hoping someone can id for me, all I know is it is a stem and its red and green. Got it at petco.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/im...y/pg_5913e.jpg

tmcpherson301 09-14-2013 01:13 PM

Yeah, that red stuff pretty much died off, but the hygrophilia is shooting out new leaves it seems somewhat quickly.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/im...y/pg_6097e.jpg

Then I separated the micro sword so I could get a better idea of how it is growing.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/im...y/pg_6105e.jpg


Also, on the hygrophilia, I know the top is growing, but the bottom part looks almost like a dead twig. Is this part dead? Or what is going on there?


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.