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210g emersed aquarium.




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The tank is 210 gallons, and its dimensions are 7'x2'x2'. I have 3 shop lights and a 4' 4x54w T5HO lighting this beast. Nothing too fancy, but it'll grow the plants.


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Cool tank, but that fish needs more room.
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Oh hell yes! Welcome to the club, my friend. Please stop on over to my build thread and share your thoughts. I'm currently doing a fully emersed grow start on my big tank and would love to share ideas/talk shop.

What're the dimensions on that beast? I'm talking about the tank...:P
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Cool tank, but that fish needs more room.
Inches per gallon says otherwise
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Cool tank, but that fish needs more room.
Definitely. Its okay though, just a grow-out tank. Going into the pond later.

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Oh hell yes! Welcome to the club, my friend. Please stop on over to my build thread and share your thoughts. I'm currently doing a fully emersed grow start on my big tank and would love to share ideas/talk shop.

What're the dimensions on that beast? I'm talking about the tank...:P
I've done emersed aquariums in the past. I started with a 15g and upgraded to a custom 75g. Planning on doing the same style as before. I am going to 'float' containers on the water, and grow shrimp or some kind of fish underneath. This definitely isn't going to look good, but hopefully will produce a lot of plants.

The tank is 7'x'2'x2'. Love the dimensions. Takes up my entire wall.

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Yes to the pillow, but those lights are keeping me pretty warm.

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Inches per gallon says otherwise
I can now sympathize for all those oscars in 30g aquariums.


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Hahahahaha!!!!! That's great!


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This tank is amazing! Perhaps it's more of the idea that is amazing! I'm gonna go ahead and subscribe! Are you going to be growing plants for strictly for the purpose of selling or just for the hell of it? I really enjoy growing plants emersed, crypts have become some of the favorite plants in my collection. I'm looking at building some sort of rack/shelving unit of my current emersed tanks with hopes of being able to add a few more tanks into the mix! Do you have any plants in mind yet?


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Here is what I am planning to do with this tank. This was my 75g emersed in February of 2012. I plan on doing the same thing.






Still trying to get a plant list.

Bacopa Caroliniana
Bacopa Salzmannii
Lindernia Rotundifolia 'Variegated'
Limnophila Aromatica
Persicaria sp. 'Kawagoeanum'
Proserpinaca Palustris
Starougyne Repens
Cryptocoryne Nurii
Echinodorus Tenellus
Ludwigia Repens x L. arcuata
Clinopodium cf. browneii
Ludwigia sp. 'red'
Hydrocotyle sp. 'japan'
Hemanithus callithrodes
Glossostigma elatonoides


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Are you going to be growing plants for strictly for the purpose of selling or just for the hell of it?

Yes.


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7x2x2 does indeed sound awesome. 6x3x2 is just a little ungainly.

I've got a few of those species. Give me a couple weeks and I might be able to send you some. I'm happy to trade too. Need green stuff as I've got a lot of reds/browns growing right now.

Are you going to eventually fill this with water or will it be emersed at all times?
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I might fill it up later on. The goal is for me to raise money by growing the plants to build a proper stand and get a good filter + co2.

I did find a small chip in the glass under the silicone on the bottom pane. Half the people I talk to say it won't be that big of a deal, the other half are very skeptical. If I do fill it all the way, it would be outside for a week or two before I bring it inside.

Also, I just remembered before I tore down the 75g, I took all the containers out and made it a standard 'dirt-in-tank' tank. I can't remember why, I think I just wanted to have 100+ species as opposed to 15 species that I mass-produce.

What are your guy's thoughts? Do the container method, or just throw some dirt in there? I was hoping to have some fish or shrimp underneath, which would be one of the pros of having containers above the water.


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Container method for sure. Growing different species together in the same dirt proved to be a big mistake for my setup IMO... it became nearly impossible to control and/or eradicate species. If they would have been in separate containers, it would have been much easier.
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Oh, and the plants I have right now are:


Clinopodium cf. browneii
Ludwigia sp. 'red'
Hydrocotyle sp. 'japan'
Hemanithus callithrodes
Glossostigma elatonoides
Persicaria hydropiperoides
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'bronze'
Echinodorus amazonicus
Echinodorus 'Red rubin'


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