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kcoscia 09-23-2013 04:55 PM

Vase! No tech
 
dumped the emersed and set up this today!

http://25.media.tumblr.com/b360b143d...brdfo1_500.jpg

and now i want to make a million more ..........
I may have made the dirt layer a bit deep but I think it's okay

kcoscia 09-23-2013 06:11 PM

okay since i can't sit still:

http://31.media.tumblr.com/2da214293...rdfo1_1280.jpg

the red was dying in my other tank, i figure bc the light is low there. This must be higher light since the bulb is practically on the the water. I'm hoping it starts to thrive here.

also, snail eggs; snails everywhere whether i like it or not!
http://31.media.tumblr.com/a2f6f8c35...rdfo1_1280.jpg

kcoscia 09-23-2013 08:59 PM

water is clearing
http://25.media.tumblr.com/051dd0f5c...rdfo1_1280.jpg

also, I may foil the inside of the light to help reflect the light downward. it looks like i'm losing light outward

TankYouVeryMuch 09-23-2013 09:04 PM

looking good! We seem to have very similar addictions lol.

some stargrass would look good in there!

kcoscia 09-23-2013 09:08 PM

thanks! stargrass as a carpet?

TankYouVeryMuch 09-23-2013 09:13 PM

Oh yeah. lol. or you could leave a little space grass free as a "viewing" area if you plan to put a shrimp or something

kcoscia 09-23-2013 09:20 PM

no animals other than hitch hiking pond snails in this one! i will look into the grass!

OVT 09-23-2013 11:00 PM

I like it, I like it.

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Axelrod12 09-23-2013 11:05 PM

Looks good. Welcome to the madness. These are definitely addicting, I've set up two so far and am starting a third shortly.

kcoscia 09-24-2013 02:13 AM

Thanks guys! I've got the bug baddd.

frenchie1001 09-24-2013 02:24 AM

i just started up a couple similar, gets you hooked into it!

kcoscia 09-24-2013 03:40 PM

i've seen and like yours! I'm already thinking about moving my fissidens into its own little square glass jar because I may start excel dosing, and I know how much fissidens hates it

kcoscia 09-26-2013 11:08 PM

I'm hooked
 
newest addition
http://25.media.tumblr.com/1883f66a8...rdfo1_1280.jpg

soil capped with sand
amazon sword (i know it will probably outgrow eventually. i thought it would be cool to watch it fill out in a bowl)
and I will be adding MTS to tunnel the sand cap

kcoscia 10-01-2013 09:18 PM

UPDATES
current setup: GE mountable cabinet light (with removed white diffuse cover) with zoomed floramax T8 bulb

http://25.media.tumblr.com/a7c442d42...rdfo1_1280.jpg

fissidens vase
http://24.media.tumblr.com/61ce92931...rdfo1_1280.jpg

anacharis/red plant vase
http://31.media.tumblr.com/fda145659...rdfo1_1280.jpg

with this one, it was gross. a nasty film on the surface, unclean colored water and a god awful smell. I think it's my soil, must be old or something. So I emptied it out, and now the base is plain gravel with an osmocote+ tab. I'm going to start dosing iron to help with the red

OVT 10-01-2013 09:38 PM

Your vases seem to be multiplying :)

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