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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 08-10-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
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Posted By wastewater
Your terrascape has progressed quite nicely,...

Your terrascape has progressed quite nicely, Keith. The cactus skeleton (and T. bulbosa) are good additions.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 08-01-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
Keith, RWaters and somewhatshocked ~ thanks for...

Keith, RWaters and somewhatshocked ~ thanks for your comments and I'm grateful for the supportive feedback.

The plant on the left is a variety of T. ionantha vanhyningii (a more compact form of...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 08-01-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
T. andreana (this species bloomed for me last...

T. andreana (this species bloomed for me last year about the same time of year)

http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/robbrobbins/100_6244_zps8wr8zufl.jpg...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-21-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,585
Posted By wastewater
Stunning! Your lighting really highlights this...

Stunning! Your lighting really highlights this set-up.

A very detailed biotope... and very pleasing to the eye.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-21-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
You have a nice assortment of plants, and a very...

You have a nice assortment of plants, and a very attractive growing enclosure (especially for a temporary set-up). Your hollowed out champagne cork is a fantastic idea. Figuring out how to mount...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-12-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
A really good question, Keith. I usually...

A really good question, Keith.

I usually remove flowers after they are spent (photos below might help with my explanation), unless I am pollinating for viable seed. No natural pollinators on the...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-11-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
The only solid 'pointer' I can offer is (kind of...

The only solid 'pointer' I can offer is (kind of like that old Nike commerical): whatever works for you and your plants, just do it.

Your plants appear very healthy, booksie321. Sounds like you...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-11-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
The cost factors *low* (using spare lighting...

The cost factors *low* (using spare lighting fixtures/fans and "leakers") really help to make it an enjoyable hobby. Plants and electricity are the main costs once you have your growing enclosure...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-11-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
3 gal. BF ...

3 gal. BF
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/robbrobbins/100_2969_zpsklap1q8d.jpg (http://s1172.photobucket.com/user/robbrobbins/media/100_2969_zpsklap1q8d.jpg.html)

1 gal. (betta cube)...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-11-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
A great way to re-purpose a tank, especially when...

A great way to re-purpose a tank, especially when creating a controlled indoor growing environment for housing Tillandsia. Brooksie321's photo in the above post clearly shows another good example of...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-11-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
18 gauge enamel annealed floral wire -...

18 gauge enamel annealed floral wire - inexpensive, easy to work with, fairly strong (for support). This type wire will eventually rust if exposed to water on a regular basis, and the enamel coating...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-08-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,915
Posted By wastewater
Can't help with the IDs, but wanted to chime in...

Can't help with the IDs, but wanted to chime in and say I was also 'jazzed' watching your video. Your set-ups are always very well thought out, and I always get stoked with the meticulous details...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-08-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By wastewater
I often hesitate making IDs from photos because...

I often hesitate making IDs from photos because varying growing conditions can affect the appearance of a plant. My initial thought was T. melanocrater based on the plant structure and leaf blade...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-07-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
No variety name that I am aware of, just the...

No variety name that I am aware of, just the species name: Tillandsia harrisii. My original plant ~an offset~ was acquired from a friend several years ago via a nursery in Guatemala. I do have some...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-07-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By wastewater
The Tillandsia on the far left side appear to be...

The Tillandsia on the far left side appear to be either T. aeranthos or T. bergeri (and/or one of their cultivars-hybrids).
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-06-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
Somewhatshocked: Thanks for your comments... a...

Somewhatshocked:
Thanks for your comments... a pleasant and refreshing surprise, indeed. It's really nice having a solid website ~ established & well respected ~ where you can...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-02-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By wastewater
Bet that was really an eye opener, especially in...

Bet that was really an eye opener, especially in Michigan.

Good question about accommodating aquariums in earthquake prone areas.

Had a couple Metaframe aquariums that survived a 6.7 quake in...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-18-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By wastewater
Glad to hear that you resolved the problem. ...

Glad to hear that you resolved the problem.

If you can find a local grower, it's much better seeing the product 'up close & personal', and then making the purchase. You can only hope for the...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-18-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By wastewater
"No, is not"? Somewhat perplexed by this...

"No, is not"? Somewhat perplexed by this statement.

Does not matter if they have been in transit for 2 days, if if has no roots, plant not blooming, areas that you suspected to be browning on...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-18-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By wastewater
Thanks for sharing your photo. Just my...

Thanks for sharing your photo.

Just my opinion, but it looks like the real deal and not spray painted. I have seen many T. abdita/bradeana & T. brachycaulos (which is almost identical to T....
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-18-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By wastewater
^Very good advise. Just out of curiosity, do...

^Very good advise.

Just out of curiosity, do you have a photo of the plant you mentioned, or did you already return it?

Painting a Tillandsia to enhance its color... a sad ordeal, indeed! I...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-14-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
Thanks... I will try to update periodically and...

Thanks... I will try to update periodically and also try to include some photos.

I'm not really sure if anyone has created a cross like this. I believe one of the official sites for registered...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-14-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
A few T. ionantha blooms during the Easter...

A few T. ionantha blooms during the Easter season.

T.ionantha var. stricta
http://i1172.photobucket.com/albums/r580/robbrobbins/100_7019_zps6iap4gzs.jpg...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 03-09-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,462
Posted By wastewater
Very nice! Well thought out design & layout,...

Very nice!

Well thought out design & layout, pleasing to the eye. Great job.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 02-23-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,687
Posted By wastewater
Have not updated this thread for awhile (have...

Have not updated this thread for awhile (have been 'a bit slack' & lost many of my photos).

T. ionantha 'rubra' lg. form (this one has been growing out for awhile, and it finally bloomed - fairly...
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