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Old 09-14-2013, 11:50 PM   #1
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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







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?
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:19 AM   #2
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That's a nice setup!
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:15 AM   #3
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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?
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:11 AM   #4
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Make sure to vent it for fresh air frequently.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:19 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:37 AM   #6
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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
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:39 PM   #7
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So far for plants:
Crypt plantlet and Java fern plantlet
any suggestions for more?
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Old 09-15-2013, 07:12 PM   #8
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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.
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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!
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:35 PM   #10
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Awesome. Once it's settled it will start sending out baby plants.
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added ludwigia glandulosa, a small stem!
might take a small trimming off my anubias and give that a try
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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.
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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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Old 09-19-2013, 07:57 PM   #14
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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
Both my anubias (nana and barteri)
Grow the new leaves yellow and then turn green too, and they are submerged.

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Old 09-18-2013, 12:24 AM   #15
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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.
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