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Old 10-16-2012, 01:22 AM   #1
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Well, as some of you may have guessed, or seen on my 75g emersed journal. I have been buying bulk plants and setting up a farm. My goal is to fund my 210g tank that I have recently gotten and expand my plant growing capacity. Later on, I may switch species as I see fit.

That being said, here is the list of all the plants I have, they will be listed according to tub.

1 - Ludwigia palustris 'red'
2 - Hydrocotyle sp. 'japan'
3 - Rotala rotundifolia
4 - Limnophila aromactica
5 - Alterthanera reineckii
6 - Hygrophila corymbosa
7 - Glossotigma
8 - Hemianthus callichtroides
9 - Bacopa caroliniana
10 - Didipls diandra
11 - Rotala colorata - Rotala 'gia lai' - Bacopa langeria - Bacopa madagascariensis - Persicaria odorata ("random tub")
12 - Empty...for now


More pictures to come, but here are a couple for now:

I am planning to switch to acrylic covers tomorrow. Plastic wrap is just temporary. - Picture of planting the tubs



All the tubs in the rack. The tubs BARELY fit. So much so, I have to actually trim some of the plastic off the top on the middle tubs.



So far, I have gotten pretty good growth. The hygrophila corymbosa has grown 2" already in 3 days. I hope I can sell it fast enough


Thats all for now folks!
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:30 AM   #2
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Oh, and later on, once this makes its money back, I am going to set-up a second rack. So, I should have 24 tubs or if I can make a 5th shelf fit, 28 tubs.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:33 AM   #3
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What type of lighting do you use?
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2x32w T8 shoplights (lights of america brand) on each shelf. So far its been plenty.

For bulbs I am using one 8,000k and one 3,000k to get a bigger spectrum. I have noticed with warmer light, I get more flowers.
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Dang that much growth with that little light? Sweet, I'm only running 1 t8 bulb over my 90 but ill soon have 4 bulb t5 HO
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emersed doesn't need as much wattage because it doesn't have to penetrate the water
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:02 AM   #7
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I'm getting ready for CatCon 2012 Who else is going to be there? I am excited. Once I get back, get ready for photos of each tub!
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