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Old 07-23-2012, 01:13 AM   #1
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Sleepy Hollow 17g *UPDATE 3.19*




I had about 5 branches of amazing manzanita leftover from the 1+ ton tank. (LINK) I thought the branches I had were kind of creepy looking so The Legend of Sleepy Hollow!

Flora (i need to edit the list down)
Erio ban wa bah
Erio japan
Erio japan shiga
Anubias nana petite
Anubias barteri
Needle leaf java fern
Staurogyne repens
Hygrophila 'compacta'
Hygrophila pinatifida

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Manzanita

Fauna


No rocks planned. Just wood. I haven't found any good rocks and I might just sell the 35lbs of seiryu I have stashed.

I also need to get my hands on an RO/DI unit because the erios just need the soft water. Another reason why I didn't use the seiryu stones because of the calcium.

I've got wood coming out the back, side, and front of the tank. The wood isn't screwed together. Just friction fitted.









And some of the plants I've been growing...


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Old 07-23-2012, 02:14 AM   #2
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Amazing manzanita scape! Goes without saying but subscribed to this Are you planning to plant emmersed on the exposed branches?
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:22 AM   #3
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that is amazing wood!!
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:26 AM   #4
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It would be very cool to leave the whole setup emmersed.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:19 AM   #5
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Looks cool so far I really like the wood that goes up and out of the top of the tank. Not to sure about the one coming out the front though.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:24 AM   #6
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Wicked wood scape! One of the nicest I've seen. Lots of character! Looking forward to seeing you plant it out.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:56 AM   #7
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Amazing manzanita scape! Goes without saying but subscribed to this Are you planning to plant emmersed on the exposed branches?
Thanks! I was thinking of doing a hanging planter for some riparian plants but having some plants growing up the branches emersed would be cool too. Any suggestions on plants for that?

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that is amazing wood!!
I thank Tom Barr for helping me pick out the wood!

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It would be very cool to leave the whole setup emmersed.
Examples? I can't put a lid on it since the wood is sticking out and wouldn't know how to control humidity. So Cal gets pretty dry.

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Looks cool so far I really like the wood that goes up and out of the top of the tank. Not to sure about the one coming out the front though.
Yeah I go back and forth on it but I've settled for it. Provides some visual interest in the front of the tank and its also holding a much larger branch in place.

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Wicked wood scape! One of the nicest I've seen. Lots of character! Looking forward to seeing you plant it out.
Stayed tuned!
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:59 AM   #8
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I'm sure it will look great!
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Thanks! I was thinking of doing a hanging planter for some riparian plants but having some plants growing up the branches emersed would be cool too. Any suggestions on plants for that?
Meh, you already look the expert when it comes to emmersed growth . Your mosses and anubias will eventually creep up, albeit slowly. But then you have the hassle of keeping everything moist around the clock. Im gonna borrow your idea and start collecting take out boxes for my emmersed farming though, if you don't mind.

The hanging planters sound sick , hope you stick with that.

My only suggestion- make an enclosure especially for start-up and your dry season.

Again, kudos for breaking the mould! I've never seen anything like what you've planned.
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Los Angeles has micro-climates, some areas have higher humidity and plants that require moisture from room air can survive or thrive well. Just protect the plants from direct air flow from AC or fans.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:51 AM   #11
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UPDATE TIME!

Found some rocks. Well I think its really more like extremely compressed dirt since it breaks cleanly if I hit it against anything. But I put some in a jug of water and they didn't break apart or crumble in a week so I'm hoping they won't break apart in the tank either. Completely inert. So good for me since this tank is going RO!

Once I get my RO unit I'll put in the erios, nljf, and anubias and flood. Still looking for some bog plants to hang out the top where the wood sticks out. I'm hoping that'll turn out ok.

I've been misting it 2x a day. Noticed some fungus growing on the wood but its not affecting the plants. I'm sure it'll disappear once the great flood happens.





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Old 08-04-2012, 04:55 AM   #12
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Small update.

I balanced a light on a branch with one side tucked under the wood to hold it in place. Although I need to find out how I'm going to put the second fixture on.



Put some erios in for now.

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Old 08-04-2012, 05:12 AM   #13
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omg.. you've done a great job so far!
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:40 AM   #14
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it will look great, once the plant filled out.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #15
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Keep up the good work on this setup!
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