Giving Emersed a Go!
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-14-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
kcoscia
Wannabe Guru
 
kcoscia's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,207
Default

Giving Emersed a Go!


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?
__________________
kcoscia is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-15-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
GMYukonon24s
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 3,123
Default

That's a nice setup!
__________________
110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies

MIAPG - Come join us - Plantedtank - MI - Greatlakesaquaria
GMYukonon24s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 02:11 AM   #3
jeepguy
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
jeepguy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: newjersey
Posts: 652
Default

Make sure to vent it for fresh air frequently.
__________________
jeepguy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 02:15 AM   #4
kcoscia
Wannabe Guru
 
kcoscia's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,207
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s View Post
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?
__________________
kcoscia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 02:19 AM   #5
jeepguy
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
jeepguy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (5/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: newjersey
Posts: 652
Default

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.
__________________
jeepguy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 02:37 AM   #6
kcoscia
Wannabe Guru
 
kcoscia's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,207
Default

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
__________________
kcoscia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
kcoscia
Wannabe Guru
 
kcoscia's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,207
Default

So far for plants:
Crypt plantlet and Java fern plantlet
any suggestions for more?
__________________
kcoscia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 06:12 PM   #8
tattooedfool83
Wannabe Guru
 
tattooedfool83's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Providence, RI
Posts: 1,811
Default

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.
tattooedfool83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #9
kcoscia
Wannabe Guru
 
kcoscia's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,207
Default

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!
__________________
kcoscia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #10
tattooedfool83
Wannabe Guru
 
tattooedfool83's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Providence, RI
Posts: 1,811
Default

Awesome. Once it's settled it will start sending out baby plants.
__________________
tattooedfool83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 11:01 PM   #11
kcoscia
Wannabe Guru
 
kcoscia's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,207
Default

added ludwigia glandulosa, a small stem!
might take a small trimming off my anubias and give that a try
__________________
kcoscia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2013, 11:24 PM   #12
Qwe
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Qwe's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Worthington, MA
Posts: 582
Default

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.
Qwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 01:02 AM   #13
tattooedfool83
Wannabe Guru
 
tattooedfool83's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Providence, RI
Posts: 1,811
Default

The Anubias I have in my emersed set up grow faster but the leaves they send out first are yellow and then turn green. I've never had an Anubias submerged so I don't know if its true both ways or not.
Brand new leave just unfolded today. Yellow as can be.
__________________
tattooedfool83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 01:11 AM   #14
peachii
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
peachii's Avatar
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: TN
Posts: 890
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kcoscia View Post
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.
peachii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 01:39 AM   #15
tattooedfool83
Wannabe Guru
 
tattooedfool83's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Providence, RI
Posts: 1,811
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by peachii View Post
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
__________________
tattooedfool83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012