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My Collectoris / emersed Mini-M journal *Warning Picture Heavy*

so ive had a mini-m i purchased a while ago that has been sitting in my basement and since i had some free time today i decided to set it up.. so after thinking about what type of setup i wanted to start with all the extra materials i have gathered throughout the years i decided to go with a emersed set up... nothing fancy just some grass that has just started taken a foot hold in my main tank and some mosses... the grass wasnt growing fast enough in my main tank so i decided to put it emersed so that i can eventunally transplant back to main tank...

this is my first journal posting i believe and one that im gonna try to stick to... any critiquing is welcome

Tank:
ADA Mini-m (the person who i bought this from told me its the older version not the new one)

Substrate:
used ada aqua soil (it feels like dirt to me)
MTS
Flourite black

Flora:
Elocharis 'Japan'
Flame moss
Mystery moss (This one is thanks to Jorran... he had a little that he gave to me and has been growing slowly but i had enough for a few small peices to place on rocks)

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looks like its got some really good potential :-)
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I only have tanks sitting around because of lack of light, filter, sub to fill them. lol.

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I only have tanks sitting around because of lack of light, filter, sub to fill them. lol.

hehe i have a light and filter for it... but i always have algae issues starting up... so decided to skip that step and do emersed

gonna use sunlight for this one though as theres plenty of light that comes into the room and the ambient temp is 68 - 78 degrees f
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I had a setup like that but than I just have the urge to fill them with water.
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hehe i did it once cuz i bought some elocharis belem from someone for a very good price but it had cyno bacteria... so i did it emersed for like a week... then i gave up and filled :P... this time around i may just leave it emersed for a year or something till it like is overgrown :P
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actually question... if anyone can help me... when doing emmersed do i have to monitor the photoperiod like i do with my tanks or can i just leave the light on for like 15 hours a day and not worry about it?
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actually question... if anyone can help me... when doing emmersed do i have to monitor the photoperiod like i do with my tanks or can i just leave the light on for like 15 hours a day and not worry about it?
I have had my emersed setup going for 6 months and I have never worried about it getting to much light. As long as it gets more the 8 its fine. I usually run my lights from 7 in the morning to 9 at night.
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some updates and some pics of other tanks as part of my collectoris:

first my 30g long:
flora:
not sure what plants are in there besides aromatica and fissdens
Also if u wanna count i have bba in there and what i think is green spot algae :P

Fish:
Boraras uropthalmoides
Nerite
Ottos
cory habrosus
baby cpos






now my 55 i got at a petco 1 dollar a gallon sale:
Flora:
Ludwiga Red
D.Diandra
Rotala Wallichi
Elocharis 'japan'
Flame Moss
Downoi
(some brown algae i think its diatoms and gsa)
Fish:
Cardinal Tetras
Amano Shrimps
Cpd
CPO
Nerites
Ottos
rummy noses
Sakura Shrimps






my 5 gallon rimless grown as a riparium:
Flora:
Above water:
bacopa carolinas
And another stem plant i got from hydrophyte
Below water:
java fern (windelov and needle leaf and regular)
Flame moss
anubias peteite
Mysterious moss i got from morph that came with a order

Fish:
sunset platy
neon tetra
Pumpkin Shrimp





now updates on my Mini - M
so i couldnt keep the moss from drying on the rocks so imma just grow in little caps with water in them till i get a good amount...
added in
downoi and ludwiga red
gonna get some crypt parava and spread around also



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