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Old 04-22-2012, 06:39 PM   #46
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Hey it's living past its average life span
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:17 PM   #47
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Took out the alocasia plant and replaced with a peace lily, also therw in some gardenia clippings to experiment with.





It came with wood chip/moss soil which I used, bad idea, now it's everywhere--this is a pic after the cleanup, still surfacing
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:18 PM   #48
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Looks great!
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:46 AM   #49
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Whoa giant panda cory in there
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:04 AM   #50
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Where? The platy?
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:06 AM   #51
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Oh yea panda platy :P
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:43 AM   #52
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Given your location, what about a wind turbine and/or marine battery combination to power the water pump instead?
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:43 AM   #53
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That's a really cool idea, doesn't seem feasible though, all the setups are a few hundred $ :/
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:22 PM   #54
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Any updates? How's it coming?
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:20 PM   #55
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3 week update, a lot of plants went emergent, I kept trimming the lily & banana plant leaves so they wouldn't overtake the bucket.





Emergent ludwigia repens


Emergent limnophila aromatica


Tons of platies in here still, water temperature seems stable from the shade & volume despite it being 90F outside
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:49 PM   #56
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HOLY CRAP this grew out a ton @_@! Time to do a massive trimming huh?
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:57 AM   #57
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That looks spectacular! Keep up the good work.

I'll snap a pic of mine in the next day or two. It's not quite as grown in as this yet.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #58
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Hehe thx, "good work" = no work, I'm just letting it do it's own thing. Can't wait to see yours, how hot does it get in OH in the summer? Really only thing I'm worried about is temperature, the bucket has been evaporating more quickly, still only doing weekly topoffs.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:41 AM   #59
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It gets as high as 90s, but it doesn't typically doesn't last too long. That's why I put the container in a wine barrel surrounded by dirt to help insulate it. I also have some floaters to help block the sun. Unfortunately I have to keep the raccoons out, so it isn't too attractive all the time.



Here's a look inside:



I've thrown a little of everything in there. Some tropical, some collected locally.
  • Potamogeton nodosus
  • Polygonum hydropiperoides
  • Pontederia cordata
  • Ludwigia palustrus
  • Ludwigia repens x l. arcuata
  • Ludwigia sp 'Red'
  • Hydrocotyle sp. japan
  • Hygrophila polysperma var 'Sunset'
  • Pistia stratiotes

I'm looking forward to everything filling out. Our trip to FL is in early August. I plan on doing some collecting while I'm there, so I'm hoping to plant some more in here.

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Old 06-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #60
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Wow your water is so clear! I used cheap soil that was mostly woodchips and the water is heavy with tannins. It'll fill in nicely, especially when you get a little emergent growth it'll grow horizontally and reach down.

A couple of hardy fish or some RCS will probably help with plant growth, fert and CO2.

Raccoon eat aquatic plants? Are you thinking of moving it inside/screen room when it gets colder?
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