Back in May 2016, I started this outdoor tub (40gal) project.
Initially it started w/ a dwarf ornamental taro plant & a miniature papyrus plant that were repotted in in plastic mesh baskets filled w/ sphagnum moss & topped w/ black cinder.
Added a water lily that was potted in 8oz food storage container filled w/ AquaSoil. Later additions also planted in AquaSoil containers were Echinodorus barthii & E bleheri w/ smaller AquaSoil tubs of Helanthium tenellum, Cryptocoryne parva & Ranalisima rostrata.
For fauna, added locally caught Neocardina shrimp & finally, small group of Elassoma okefenokee. Every couple of weeks, drop in a portion of live daphnia to feed the Pygmy sunfish.
Started a living wall over the tub and some of my SS tanks which required me to install framed 60% shade cloth to protect my bromeliads, mini orchids & now Nepenthes.
The shrinking lily pads & the addition of a mangrove propagule prompted me to try potting/repotting these two plantings in 1gal "SmartPots" filled w/ expanded clay pellets used in aquaponics set-ups w/ black cinder topping. If this works out for these plantings, may do same for taro & papyrus when repotting them.
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