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Old 06-08-2014, 10:24 PM   #1
Gary Oak
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My 5 gallon!


Hello,

This is my 5 gallon tank journal. I've been traveling a lot for work so I set up a few emersed glass jars to grow some starter plants in.

I started out with rotten java fern leaves with holes in them and just laid them on the soil which is a mixture of peat moss and pool filter sand. Here is what it looks like after 2 months sitting near my window that gets only a few hours of sun a day. It is covered and I spray them with a water bottle 2-3 times on the weekend.

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This is some crypt that has been growing ADA amozonia. No before pictures, but I started out with 3 single plants

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Some Dwarf hair grass that I have. It needs more light. Once I set the tank up I'll move it into a different room out of the sun and use a desk lamp I have.

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This is the wood I'm using. It is the roots of a honey suckle that has been dead for a while. I boiled it to get the tannins and microorganisms out of it. It looks big now because of the perspective, but I do want some of it coming out of the water.

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The next step for me is to get some acrylic tubing to make DIY lily pipes and attach them to a canister filter. I've been looking around for a store, but will have to end up ordering them online.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:23 AM   #2
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This thread sounds interesting. I shall follow your thread .
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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This is the wood I'm using. It is the roots of a honey suckle that has been dead for a while.
Never thought of using honey suckle which is abundant here. Interesting!!
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:25 PM   #4
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Never thought of using honey suckle which is abundant here. Interesting!!
Agreed. Definitely something I will check out and experiment with.
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cant tell from the picture but is the rhizome on the ferns buried in the dirt?
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