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Bacon5's 10 Gallon Emersed Plants *New Plants and Salamander Surprise!*

Hey everybody, I recently decided to set up an emersed aquarium. It is just a standard 10 gallon with 3-4 inches of water with saran rap covering to keep the humidity. Also for lighting it is a Power Compact Fluorescent light bulb. The plants are planted in old ADA aquasoil in terra cotta pots. I hope to keep a journal to keep track of the growth of these plants and to get advice and suggestions ! Here is the list of plants and pics:

Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
Cryptocoryne (Wendtii?)
HC
UG
Eleocharis 'Belem'
Ludwigia Atlantis
Nesea Triflora
New Plants:
Alternanthera Reineckii Mini
Purple Bamboo (Poaceae Sp.)
Beucephaladra
Anubias Nana 'Petite'

Pics as of 12/29/2014:

FTS


Ovreahead


Belem


Crypt. (Wendtii?) and Lindernia variegated


UG Strands


Ludwigia Atlantis and HC


Monte Carlo


Nesea Triflora and Hydroctle Species



Thanks for looking

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I like this setup. I had a very similar setup when I tried emersed growing, except I bought dollar store pencil tubs and drove nails through it to allow passage of water, and then used miracle grow organic potting soil to let them grow. Was a fun little experiment, didn't try to grow all that much. Good luck!

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Thanks! I will have to see about that water flow. Right now the soil is staying nice and moist though. Do you, or anyone else, know what a good photo period is for the emersed plants. I have a 9 hour photoperiod on my tank in order to prevent algae but that really isn't a problem with emersed plants.


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From what I can remember, the photoperiod can be much longer as you don't have to worry about algae. I want to say 12+ hours are actually good.

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Awesome thanks. Will change it today!


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So I took some pics yesterday after two weeks to add pics of the new additions (AR Mini , Bucephalandra, Purple Bamboo, and Anubias Nana 'Petite') and I think I can already see growth changes especially in the Monte Carlo and Lindernia Rotundifolia, but not so much in the other plants. Here are the pics:

Monte Carlo:


Eleocharis Belem:


UG:


Ludwigia Atlantis and HC:


Lindernia Rotundifolia and Bucephalandra and Crypt


AR Mini:


Hydroctyle Sp., Naesea Triflora, AR Mini:


Purple Bamboo from Lawrence So, thanks Lawrence!!!


Also a couple weeks ago my dad found and saved a salamander in the pool. I decided to put it in my emersed set up to takes some pictures while he happily swum around and wonder in the pots. Before I released it (away from the pool area) I ate dinner. When I came back I found out why this is called an Arboreal Salamander, it had climbed up the glass to the top of the aquarium! A few minutes later I put him back out. Here are some pics!









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Awesome setup and the salamander is cool, I'd be tempted to keep a newt/salamander/frog if I did a setup like this
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Awesome setup and the salamander is cool, I'd be tempted to keep a newt/salamander/frog if I did a setup like this
Thanks! Haha yeah I definitely was. However the "arboreal" aka climbing aspect was not very popular with my parents or younger siblings haha.


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