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kcoscia 09-14-2013 10:50 PM

Giving Emersed a Go!
 
I just made this whole set up without buying anything!
Moral of the story: always look around your house :)

So I've got this plastic tub, water, some potting soil from my shed, one CFL 14watt 5000K and my "pots" are all bottoms of various plastic bottles

http://25.media.tumblr.com/da338777c...rdfo1_1280.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/f044ad6cd...rdfo1_1280.jpg

http://25.media.tumblr.com/1de93663b...rdfo1_1280.jpg

all that is in there right now is a small crypt
my java fern is growing plantlets so I will probably put one in there too!

advice, questions, comments?

GMYukonon24s 09-15-2013 01:19 AM

That's a nice setup!

jeepguy 09-15-2013 02:11 AM

Make sure to vent it for fresh air frequently.

kcoscia 09-15-2013 02:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 4289057)
That's a nice setup!

thank you!

and jeepguy- i was thinking about that earlier. What's that look like? Should I just open the cover 1/3 once a day?

jeepguy 09-15-2013 02:19 AM

I think u just want to open it fully once a day to get co2 o2 exchange. The plants breath in the co2 and exhale the o2. With the lid closed they don't get more co2 cause they use it all. Once a day should be fine at the end of your light cycle, but I may be wrong. Others chime in if I am. Yes, the plants do exhale co2 at night but I don't think enough.

kcoscia 09-15-2013 02:37 AM

Makes sense. I did just read that it may be good to keep it covered while the plants convert from submersed to emersed, but I still think open to air for a little while won't hurt. CO2 has to get in there somehow.
I think I will try to give it an hour or so once a day

kcoscia 09-15-2013 05:39 PM

So far for plants:
Crypt plantlet and Java fern plantlet
any suggestions for more?

tattooedfool83 09-15-2013 06:12 PM

Crypts!!!!!!!! They grow so quick and look so cool. Best part is once things really get going you have your own plant bank. Ive just recently started pulling plants from my emersed set up and putting them in my tanks. Zero melt on anything so far.

kcoscia 09-15-2013 06:14 PM

Nice! I just received an awesome crypt wendtii that's quite large. I will take a small plant from the whole and grow it emersed!

tattooedfool83 09-15-2013 09:35 PM

Awesome. Once it's settled it will start sending out baby plants.

kcoscia 09-17-2013 11:01 PM

added ludwigia glandulosa, a small stem!
might take a small trimming off my anubias and give that a try

Qwe 09-17-2013 11:24 PM

Anubias are supposed to grow well emersed. I like four-leaf clovers (Marsilea sp.), as they are more prone to actually grow the four-leaf clover when emersed instead of just the one leaf carpet.

Any time I get a new plant I try a part of it emersed, always worth a shot.

tattooedfool83 09-18-2013 01:02 AM

The Anubias I have in my emersed set up grow faster but the leaves they send out first are yellow and then turn green. I've never had an Anubias submerged so I don't know if its true both ways or not. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/09/18/hynenuzy.jpg
Brand new leave just unfolded today. Yellow as can be.

peachii 09-18-2013 01:11 AM

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Originally Posted by kcoscia (Post 4308105)
added ludwigia glandulosa, a small stem!
might take a small trimming off my anubias and give that a try

That is a beautiful choice! I've been looking at that since I was trying to ID a new ludwiga I got, i didn't get that one but Seriously think I need to do an all Ludwiga tank. It's be beautiful.

tattooedfool- Pretty sure the anubias leaves grow in green submerged, I've never seen a yellow leaf on my petite since I got it.

tattooedfool83 09-18-2013 01:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by peachii (Post 4309113)
That is a beautiful choice! I've been looking at that since I was trying to ID a new ludwiga I got, i didn't get that one but Seriously think I need to do an all Ludwiga tank. It's be beautiful.

tattooedfool- Pretty sure the anubias leaves grow in green submerged, I've never seen a yellow leaf on my petite since I got it.



Yeah I'm not sure, the two kinds I have in 2 submerged tanks haven't put out any new leaves. And I had another Anubias of a different variety put out a yellow leave that has since changed to green. So only assumptions at this point


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