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Old 03-26-2012, 01:29 AM   #31
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This is looking great! You have a lot of the best riparium plants in there.

I have this goldfish setup going and it is also very low tech. This one is powered by sunlight (and an air pump).

I definitely like the look of that cyperus. Can't wait for mine to start growing.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:56 PM   #32
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Mine's now outdoors, grew too big.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:38 AM   #33
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That's a great riparium. You've got some really nice growth.
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Question for you on terrestrial plants: will they grow in just water? I have peace lilies in the back of my tank sticking through a grate with just roots in the water.
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Question for you on terrestrial plants: will they grow in just water? I have peace lilies in the back of my tank sticking through a grate with just roots in the water.
Genuine terrestrial plants won't but a few plants sold as terrestrial plants are actual marsh/bog plants and can adapt easily to submerged roots. Peace Lilly being the most common example.
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I am curious - my philodendron isn't growing, in fact it is dying. How does submerged in a planter like you have vs. just submerged in water affect growth/health? I would think a) the plant has to able to tolerate submerged roots and then b) is there more to how it absorbs nutrients?

Any good lists/websites with bog plant species that you used, or did you just use trial and error?
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I am curious - my philodendron isn't growing, in fact it is dying. How does submerged in a planter like you have vs. just submerged in water affect growth/health? I would think a) the plant has to able to tolerate submerged roots and then b) is there more to how it absorbs nutrients?

Any good lists/websites with bog plant species that you used, or did you just use trial and error?
Check the Riparium section and specifically threads/posts by Hydrophyte. A wealth of information regarding suitable plants. Also there's a thread by BigTom in which he set up a similar tank and tried out a few houseplants to see which worked. I think a few Calathea Sp.

The planters with hydroleca actually have no nutrient value and I think the plants are starting to suffer as they grow and increase demand for nutrients. The peace lilly has rooted way down through the basket and almost to the substrate and 3/5 planters have been switched to some year old ADA Amazonia 2 in an effort to provide more nutrients to the roots. Maybe if I was dosing the water column I wouldn't need to do this.

As for Philodendron my P.Scandens was growing well but I decided to remove it as I didn't like the look.
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