Outdoor Growout Box! - Page 2
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 > Low Tech Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-28-2011, 07:29 AM   #16
meowschwitz
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (25/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: San Francisco, California
Posts: 606
Default

What are the small, green plants on the top left and the yellow-orange plants in the middle?
meowschwitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-28-2011, 08:02 AM   #17
BlueJack
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
BlueJack's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fl
Posts: 736
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by meowschwitz View Post
What are the small, green plants on the top left and the yellow-orange plants in the middle?
The green plants are hygrophila corymbosa, the reddish-orange plants are alternanthera reineckii "cardinalis"
__________________
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people
BlueJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 08:06 AM   #18
BlueJack
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
BlueJack's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fl
Posts: 736
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjbubbles View Post
What a great idea! I wonder if this would work in Northern CA?
Don't see why it wouldn't work. The only thing I'd worry about is the temperature. How cold does it get over there?
__________________
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people
BlueJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2011, 01:05 PM   #19
CrazyCatPeekin
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
CrazyCatPeekin's Avatar
 
PTrader: (19/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 416
Default

Oh...I might have to try this. We do usually get a couple of freezing nights in the winter time though....Maybe move it to the garage under a grow light for the winter and keep it outside March though December? That just might work.
CrazyCatPeekin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 10:41 PM   #20
BlueJack
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
BlueJack's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fl
Posts: 736
Default

some updates and some questions. I'm wondering why these plants are doing just as good as my CO2, EI dosing tanks. For the first time my sword has sent out 2 runners. I've never had this happen in my tanks inside. Also, my H. Kompact is showing some slight reddish hues in it's leaves(supposedly only happens in high light/high tech circumstances). This hasn't ever happened in my CO2 enriched, EI tanks either. Anyone know what could be the cause of this? My only guess is sunlight, and maybe rain?

My dog seemed amused


__________________
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people
BlueJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2011, 11:00 PM   #21
antbug
Wannabe Guru
 
antbug's Avatar
 
PTrader: (37/100%)
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Posts: 1,961
Default

You'd be surprised at how many micromoles of PAR the sun puts out, even in the shade. I was playing with my clubs par meter and I was getting readings from 500-1000 micromoles in the shade. I'm not sure what light you're using on your tank, but I bet you don't have over 200 micromoles at the water surface. Could be the reason why?
__________________
ADA mini L - ADA 120p
___________________

antbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 02:46 AM   #22
neontetras4me
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 119
Default

I might have to try this next summer, looks fun
neontetras4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2011, 07:00 AM   #23
BostonMike
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 47
Default

Dammit, wish it wasnt dropping into the 60's here in Miami already - I might still try this and grow out my clippings for the upcoming 75/90/110? tank!!!

Cant wait to hear my property manager bitch about the tub sitting on my patio
BostonMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 03:18 AM   #24
BlueJack
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
BlueJack's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fl
Posts: 736
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by neontetras4me View Post
I might have to try this next summer, looks fun
Quote:
Originally Posted by BostonMike View Post
Dammit, wish it wasnt dropping into the 60's here in Miami already - I might still try this and grow out my clippings for the upcoming 75/90/110? tank!!!

Cant wait to hear my property manager bitch about the tub sitting on my patio
I've been wondering what affect temperature has on aquatic plants. I'm guessing cold weather slows down their growth? As long as this tub doesn't freeze over do you think they will survive the winter?
__________________
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people
BlueJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2011, 03:19 AM   #25
BlueJack
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
BlueJack's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fl
Posts: 736
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BostonMike View Post
Cant wait to hear my property manager bitch about the tub sitting on my patio
lol, they'll always find something to bitch about.
__________________
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people
BlueJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2011, 01:03 PM   #26
Patriot
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
Patriot's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Spokane, Washington
Posts: 899
Send a message via Skype™ to Patriot
Default

What's the status of the grow box?
__________________
Proudly Serving in the United States Armed Forces, 2009-Present
SUNSUN PIMP #41
The Fraternity of Dirt #50
Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech.
What Can Dirt Do For You?
Nikon Club Member #35
Patriot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #27
BlueJack
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
BlueJack's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fl
Posts: 736
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Patriot100% View Post
What's the status of the grow box?
I buried it in the ground, so my male and female betta would survive the winter. Temperatures got down to the upper 30's here at night. They both made it through.

It's also in the middle of my garden. Pretty relaxing place now.







I never change the water or add any nutrients. I just throw my clippings in here when I trim my tanks. To be honest though, the plants are not in the best shape. Some leaves have holes in them and the colors aren't vivid by any means.
__________________
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people
BlueJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 04:35 AM   #28
xenxes
Planted Tank Guru
 
xenxes's Avatar
 
PTrader: (38/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,706
Default

Hm, I've been wanting to do the same thing, but I have a north facing balcony and not much direct light

I've been successfully growing algae on rocks in a tupperware pan for my otos though, lol.
__________________
xenxes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #29
Msouza91
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Framingham, MA
Posts: 119
Default

Wouldn't the water get too cold at night for te betta?
__________________
_______________________

10g "community tank" First attempt at aquariums
2.5g Betta Tank
Msouza91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 10:06 PM   #30
BlueJack
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
BlueJack's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Fl
Posts: 736
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Msouza91 View Post
Wouldn't the water get too cold at night for te betta?
I thought that would be a problem too. Since it's in the ground I don't think temperature fluctuates to much. They both made it through the winter on whatever food they could find...I'm guessing mostly mosquito larvae.
__________________
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people
BlueJack 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 03:20 PM.


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