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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion Today, 12:10 AM
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Posted By tetra73
You can put a sheet of substrate divider or...

You can put a sheet of substrate divider or lining or filter flossing to separate and divide the aquarium gravel and plant soil. Two, make sure the water level would never reach that high to touch...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-22-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By tetra73
Don't put in succulent plants in there because...

Don't put in succulent plants in there because they can't tolerate high humidity and they need very dry condition. For water circulation, a small water pump/filter would do. They only use up maybe...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-21-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,140
Posted By tetra73
I am not sure if African violet mix is suitable...

I am not sure if African violet mix is suitable for frogs because it has perlites but not a lot. No need to add peat moss since the African violet mix is already mostly peat moss. Others would put...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-21-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,140
Posted By tetra73
Go google "vivarium" and to get some ideas about...

Go google "vivarium" and to get some ideas about your layout. You want water or not? Artificial, 3d background? Don't use potting soil. I used the Miracle Gro African Violet soil mix with heavy...
Forum: Photography 05-21-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By tetra73
Last shot with the lights all on.... Oh yeah, my...

Last shot with the lights all on.... Oh yeah, my fungus gnat infestation is under control after watering with mosquito dunk solution. There's the yellow sticky pad to catch the remaining fungus...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-21-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By tetra73
Thanks. Yeah, I think it is called a Silver Lace...

Thanks. Yeah, I think it is called a Silver Lace fern. I am using it as a filler for now. I don't mind if it gets big since their fronds can grow in between my pepperomia.
Forum: Photography 05-20-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By tetra73
Thanks. :) Also, I have some green gecko crypts...

Thanks. :) Also, I have some green gecko crypts growing by the driftwood, in their emersed form. In its previous life, the driftwood by the right had crypts growing THROUGH it. Now, because of...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-20-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 94
Posted By tetra73
Plant ID....

Anyone know what this plant is? It is from the atlascollection.ca. Picked them up from my local botanical garden. A rare fern supposedly and I haven't seen it before locally. The far left one is...
Forum: Photography 05-20-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By tetra73
Thanks. Live stocks??? Maybe not...dart frogs...

Thanks. Live stocks??? Maybe not...dart frogs would be nice but expensive. Then, I would have to deal with a whole load of issues. Issues about dart frogs that I don't even know what they...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-14-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By tetra73
Try here.... ...

Try here....

http://www.costafarms.com/plants/peperomia
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-13-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By tetra73
From what I read, growing moss the natural way...

From what I read, growing moss the natural way takes years. Yes, years...:) I myself gave up on that. You can still carpet the branches with some low growing, small profile vines. My creeping...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-11-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By tetra73
BTW, it turns out the mosquito dunks do not get...

BTW, it turns out the mosquito dunks do not get dissolved. Hahahah...at least not under 24 hours. :) The best approach is to either mix your substrate with it or to sprinkle them on the soil...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-11-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By tetra73
Hehehehe......I used 2 sheets of filter flossing...

Hehehehe......I used 2 sheets of filter flossing to separate the substrate and the drainage area. The drainage area is suspended by egg crates, about 3/4 of an inch high. By the rear right corner...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-11-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By tetra73
Miracle Gro with additional perlites and orchid...

Miracle Gro with additional perlites and orchid barks. So, is really porous and well drained. I think fungus gnats are just some pests one has to live with for a vivarium and terrarium. I could...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-11-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By tetra73
I think I am going to do both. I water my...

I think I am going to do both. I water my vivarium a lot but the soil isn't soaking wet because my drainage area is all dry. Maybe a bit moist from the condensation. Two, my soil has to be moist...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-10-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By tetra73
Mosquito dunks and fuguns gnats....

Anybody using it and how do you use it? I got a pack today. I have a mild fungus gnats infestation but not really bad at all. Of course, I don't want it to get worst. I have using neem oil...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,457
Posted By tetra73
Hahaha..who cares about equations. This isn't a...

Hahaha..who cares about equations. This isn't a math class or a science class. Your damn tank is a living eco system inside your home. All the factors I mentioned determine how efficient your 300w...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,457
Posted By tetra73
Not really. Taking about which 300w heaters...

Not really. Taking about which 300w heaters would be efficient and cost lesser in your electric bill is pointless without talking about the gas/water exchange rate and the ambient room temperature. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 05-07-2015, 01:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,457
Posted By tetra73
Which is more efficient in heating the tank? ...

Which is more efficient in heating the tank? Efficiency means how quickly the heater can reach to certain temp. This would have to do with the water flow and the water contact time and how much of...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-06-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By tetra73
I think it is called the "Wandering...

I think it is called the "Wandering Jews."
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-05-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By tetra73
Wow, finally decided to voice my complaint to...

Wow, finally decided to voice my complaint to this vendor. At first, they offered to send me another pots. They asked for photos and I sent them 2. After that, they tried to convince me how the...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-04-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By tetra73
ABG is nice but is cheaper for me to use...

ABG is nice but is cheaper for me to use something more locally available. I needed 3 bags of African Violet soils. That came out to $14. I would need 16 quarts of ABG mix to fill up a 40g tank. ...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-04-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By tetra73
I use the Miracle Gro African Violet soil, with...

I use the Miracle Gro African Violet soil, with perlites, and orchid barks. So far so good since my vivarium is over 1 month old. No molds at all, not that I can see. It does not smell despite I...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-04-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By tetra73
You can try crypts. In fact, I am having some...

You can try crypts. In fact, I am having some crypts growing in my vivarium by accident. One of the diftwood's former life has tons of crypts growing in a high tech planted tank. Although I...
Forum: Photography 05-02-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By tetra73
Thanks. I think the plants are finally getting...

Thanks. I think the plants are finally getting used to the environment and I am seeing some good growths now. Just waiting for the creeping plants to grow more and to wrap around the fake vine in...
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