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Old 03-28-2013, 08:53 PM   #76
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:12 AM   #77
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Nice work!

Thank man!!

So I rearranged a couple of the rip planters. I moved the white mangrove into the middle of things. The Lysimachia "outback sunset" never took off, slowly just withered away. I replaced it with some emersed grown Bacopa salzamannii this evening! Hopefully it adapts to the riparium planter well! I placed it on the end that was looking a little empty...

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What is this plant? I got a stem from someone months ago...


I also dropped the height of my light about 8 inches lower. I made a new set up to hang my light from coated ss wire fishing leader that I've got for making shark rigs...






Here's a random shot of my new emersed set up!
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I like that light hanging solution. You could probably sell something like that.

I haven't tried that Bacopa in a riparium planter, but B. monnieri makes real nice carpeting lawn effect. It works best to put many stems into each planter. If you trim the stems when they grow past the trellis rafts they will grow more bushy and cover really well.

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I like that light hanging solution. You could probably sell something like that.

I haven't tried that Bacopa in a riparium planter, but B. monnieri makes real nice carpeting lawn effect. It works best to put many stems into each planter. If you trim the stems when they grow past the trellis rafts they will grow more bushy and cover really well.

The tank pictured above is where I got the idea for using Bacopa. So would you recommend using it on a trellis raft instead and replant something different in the planter?

I originally wanted bacopa colorata but I could only get a couple stems of it, so I put them in my new emersed set up to maybe grow a few more stems of it.
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This is the way to plant Bacopa. Put several stems in the planter, then let them drape forward onto the trellis raft. You should put it next to plants that won't cast a lot of shade so that it can grow nice and thick.

I had Limnophila aromatica planted the same way in that tank and you can see it over on the left side.

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This is the way to plant Bacopa. Put several stems in the planter, then let them drape forward onto the trellis raft. You should put it next to plants that won't cast a lot of shade so that it can grow nice and thick.

I had Limnophila aromatica planted the same way in that tank and you can see it over on the left side.

Sweet! That's exactly how I did it! Thanks!
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Sweet! That's exactly how I did it! Thanks!
There are various other emersed stems like Rotala and HM and others that you could probably grow like that. You could even stick two or three species in the same planter.
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There are various other emersed stems like Rotala and HM and others that you could probably grow like that. You could even stick two or three species in the same planter.
I also got a few stems of alternanthera reineckii, I planted them in my emersed tank, but I was thinking about adding them to this tank after I get them growing emersed. My plan with my emersed set up is to grow some different stems but mainly to keep crypts in hopes of them flowering.
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Can anyone ID this plant? It's some sort of hydrocotyle, that's my guess anyway.
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The bacopa that I planted in the riparium planter doesn't seem to be doing too hot. I think I'm going to pull the whole planter out and move it to my emersed tank. I figure if I can get it well established in the high humidity set up, I can then slowly make the transition to low humidity. Seems like the bacopa might have a better chance of it thriving then if I just leave it as is.
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I just tossed in a little shrimp food. This is the first time I've fed them since I received them. So far I've had a lot of shrimp cruise by to check it out but only two have really stopped to eat.

I definitely need to get one of the clear feeding dishes!!



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So it's been a week or two since I last posted an update so here we go!!

The Painted Fire Red shrimp are doing great! I've got at least one berried female, who should be fixing to pop soon! Several saddled females too! I will probably add 10-20 of Speedie's Supreme Reds next time he has some for sale. I am just wanting to get a healthy variety of genes in there!

The riparium plants are really growing well! I want to add some more but I haven't figured out what types! Any suggestions??

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Tapatalk is being glitchy and not letting me upload some more pics easily. I'll try more in a bit!
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So I think it's time to prune the Pilea and replant the tops! I've also got one of my rip planters in my emersed set up to get the bacopa well established in it! I am wanting to add some more riparium plants but I haven't figured out what! Suggestions anyone?
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Any suggestions on how to trim the Pilea? Should I cut it above or below a set of leaves??

I'm also going to add some more Riparium plants to this set up!! Anyone have ideas on what plants to go with? I was thinking another planter of the dwarf cyprus along with some lower level plants.
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