HG Emersed in a 2.5G - The Planted Tank Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Ishar's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ON
Posts: 172
HG Emersed in a 2.5G

I was wondering if anyone d some tips and pointers on growing my HG emersed. Here is the plan so far:

I am using soil and flourite for substrate (1" soil, then used flourite to scape it in a layer of roughly 1"). Using a 13W PC bulb. I have split it up into the smallest segments of leaves I could get and was going to leave the soil saturated but with none pooling, put plastic wrap over the top to keep humidity up and then spray every other day with a very light NPK solution (1ppm N, .1ppm P, then whatever K that gives me i.e. none added extra) too add humidity and ferts, and if needed spray with plain water to moisten the substrate.

This sound like it will work??
Ishar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Ishar's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ON
Posts: 172
This is what it looks like once planted- sorry for the bad quality and for the black shorts background haha

Ishar is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Ishar's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ON
Posts: 172
anyone?? Just want to make sure I am doing things right before my HG dies.
Ishar is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
Planted Member
 
Ishar's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ON
Posts: 172
still no help eh?
Ishar is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 09:20 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
Haagenize's Avatar
 
PTrader: (8/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 483
should be fine
Haagenize is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 09:26 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
rrrrramos's Avatar
 
PTrader: (39/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lewisville, TX
Posts: 1,047
Just try to get rid of that small pool up front, even the slightest amount of standing water is usually no good. Other than that it looks good, don't be surprised if those shoots die while more shoots are growing though, I've heard of this happening with hairgrass emmersed.
Also I like the scape, looks interesting, especially the driftwood on the right


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

rrrrramos is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-21-2009, 10:41 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
FrostyNYC's Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NYC & Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,449
Send a message via AIM to FrostyNYC
Looks good. And just like Rrrrramos said, just soak up some of the standing water with a napkin or something.

It sounds like you're doing everything right. Hopefully that soil won't get too muddy when you fill with water.
FrostyNYC is offline  
Reply

Tags
None

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome