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Smile 45lt Tillandsia Terrascape.

This tank started as an Carnivorous planted tank but did not work out at all.

I then decided to go with Tillandsias and has been a great success.


These are the latest addition, all unknown (given to me) the tall narrow leafed Till ??? will I keep or give away.
The gum nuts are being replace with a piece of Cactus Skeleton and Till ??? will be used.


My first flowers.

Tills LH end unknown can any one help me please.

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Tills LH end unknown can any one help me please.

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The Tillandsia on the far left side appear to be either T. aeranthos or T. bergeri (and/or one of their cultivars-hybrids).
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Thank you very much.

Second photo the tall thin leaves do you have any idea on those please.

Both of those plants were give to me.

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Second photo the tall thin leaves do you have any idea on those please.Keith
I often hesitate making IDs from photos because varying growing conditions can affect the appearance of a plant. My initial thought was T. melanocrater based on the plant structure and leaf blade size, along with the pup formation... but, I'm not 100% sure (I'm just a hobbyist). Many of the thin leaf species look similar (especially species with upright growth patterns like T. juncea, T. batramii, T. festucoides, T. setacea).
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Thank you

(I'm just a hobbyist)

That is one thing you are not "JUST"

I will write those names down and when they flower I should be able to work it out.

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I have just bought a piece of driftwood that will go into the corner where the gum nuts are and I will attach those loose Tills on the LH side.

I will also add more Spanish Moss (top center over cork).

When that is done I will be able to open up the floor of the Terrascape.

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thats really interesting, a Tillandsia Terrascape,
i only can find 2 different Tillandsia in my country.

how do you water them by the way?
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Foxrain If you fill in your country and location some one might be able to help you.


I have an UGF Under Gravel Filter underneath the base that I keep moist to increase the humidity.

I also spray and lightly fertilize weekly.


As you can see the riser tube is coated with river stones plus its well hidden.
I add water via that tube as required.

The tank was originally set up for Carnivorous plants that is the only reason for the deep substrate.

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I finally bought the piece of wood that I was looking for

This is the first major alteration since I started this Terrascape



With a lot of trimming I managed to fit it into the back LH corner.

Tills will be glued on the wood and the taller Tills will be placed over the stones.

At the moment it looks very bare (watch this space)

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Rearranging just completed




There are three Tillandsia Bulbosa glued to the Cactus Skeleton.


The complete rearrangement, the Tills bottom LH to be identified when they flower.


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Your terrascape has progressed quite nicely, Keith. The cactus skeleton (and T. bulbosa) are good additions.
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Thank you very much being a solid piece of Cactus Skeleton (it weighs just over the Kg) is very stable.

This is the top section through the Cactus Skeleton.



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That is the full piece of Cactus Skeleton I had, I used the A piece which was heavily trimmed to fit into the corner.

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Looking to buy one large Till or several smaller Tills to mount on to the top surfaces of the cork.

The size is roughly 15cm high and 10cm wide it will be the closest to the 1 T5 fluro tube that has very little heat.

Any ideas please.

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Couple of my favorite larger ones that I've seen are t. cacticola (fitting name for your skeleton, eh?) and t. duratii... there's another one that has a kind of weepy look like the duratii, but I cant think of it's name right now... :/

Anyways, lookin good


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