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Old 12-29-2012, 08:27 AM   #16
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This thing is all planted up. I will try to post pictures tomorrow.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:31 PM   #17
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Excited to see this planted!
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:34 AM   #18
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Come on! Where's the pics Devin??
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:41 PM   #19
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Here it is planted. There are three different little orchids on there and several mini ferns. I want to add a couple more orchids. This thing take a while to grow in. I'm going to wait until the epiphytes start to cover pretty well before worrying about fish.

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Old 01-04-2013, 10:51 PM   #20
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There we go! Nice! It'll be interesting to see monthly updates and watch it grow over the coming eight months, or so. You have the top sealed up with a glass cover I take it? Sweet mounting job, man!! Wait until it gets flowers!

You should put another branch in there!!

Question: What is a "mini-fern" exactly?
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:18 PM   #21
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Why kind of orchids are those? What type of lighting?

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Old 01-05-2013, 12:49 AM   #22
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There we go! Nice! It'll be interesting to see monthly updates and watch it grow over the coming eight months, or so. You have the top sealed up with a glass cover I take it? Sweet mounting job, man!! Wait until it gets flowers!

You should put another branch in there!!

Question: What is a "mini-fern" exactly?
Thanks. Yes I have a glass cover on top to maintain warmth and humidity inside. I am also going to install a 60mm air circulation fan and the plants will like that a lot.

I do not want to add a second branch. This layout will look much better if I maintain negative space and clear definition of this single branch and the plants growing on it.

The "mini ferns" are a few species of small epiphytic ferns that I have in my collection. I really like these plants and they make an excellent carpeting effect as they grow in. I have three different species growing on branches in my 12X12 Exo Terra setup...




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Currently I have a Maxillaria, a Barbosella and a Pleurothallis in there. I wan to add a couple more orchids.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:43 AM   #23
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Sorry, Devin, I meant, "would you mind telling us what micro-ferns you are using" please? I need few species for my big system.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:48 AM   #24
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I'd like to know what those ferns are as well. This looks like it's going to be pretty cool!
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Any updates?
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:21 AM   #26
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Here is a quick photo update for this thing after the plants have had about a half-a-year to grow in.



I decided to ditch the idea for very shallow water with plants and fish and instead just used a layer of hydroton underneath. I was having a hard time trying to think how to make a water area look right.



Here's a little more plant detail.

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Old 09-06-2013, 02:11 PM   #27
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Any updates on this? Would love to see how it's coming along.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #28
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Any updates on this? Would love to see how it's coming along.
Here's another update shot from about a month ago.

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