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Old 06-03-2013, 03:43 AM   #1
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JOURNAL & HOW TO: My Emersed Tub (WEEK 11: UPDATE)


This is going to be my journal and How To for my emersed tub!

Items Needed:
2 Shoebox size clear tubs
1 Large Clear Tub
Potting Soil (I prefer Miracle Grow Organic)
Drill & Drill Bit

DAY 1:
2 x Shoebox Size Clear Tubs


1 x Large Clear Tub (With Lid) Cat not necessary.


Time To Drill:
Drill as many holes as you in the bottom of the plastic shoe box (1/16 is the best size but anywhere from 1/16-4/16 is fine)
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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DAY 2:
Finished drilling both small tubs


Add potting soil 1-3" high into the small tubs, Then put both tubs into the large tub


Add water into the large tub, 0.5-1.5" worth


Add plants




Close the lid and let magic happen!
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Nice!

Are you goign have this under light or outdoors?
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Nice!

Are you goign have this under light or outdoors?
Outdoors, My patio is the first place i'm going to try. It might get to much light or get to hot there so I'll have to watch it.
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cool! Ya I was going try this soon also. Outside patio but in a place that get some light and not direct to haha
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cool! Ya I was going try this soon also. Outside patio but in a place that get some light and not direct to haha
I might end up putting it under my patio chair where it gets direct sunlight, shade, and indirect sunlight.
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Not a bad idea!

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lol, i totally just brought a tub to move my emerse set up outside!
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I'm not sure what I'm going to do when it starts to get cold. I guess sell of the stock and restart in the spring?

What do all of you emersed tubers do in the winter?

The Official: Emersed Tub Club
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Where are you located? I can keep several species outdoors overwinter here in TX. It really seems to depend on severity of temperature, actual temp around the plants, and of course, the species. Nonetheless, L. brasiliensis managed to survive a winter her in TX. L. aromatica did not.

What species are you keeping in your set up?

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I'm in SC and it gets 30* here most winters. I'm keeping ludwigia, swords, Dwarf Sag, hydrocloryte, etc.
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I kept my emersed set up inside during the winter. I just kept them under a cfl desklight for 8 hours a day
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The woman of the house doesn't want a big box in the house lol
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Some of them flowers, just tell her you are planting flowers to give her
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Some of them flowers, just tell her you are planting flowers to give her
hahaha, very small flowers.
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