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55 Gallon Emersed

I've had plants growing emersed now for some time, but I just moved it all into this 55.
Lighting is a Coralife 48" T5NO fixture...1 - 10,000k and 1 - 6700k
Substrate is just black gravel to put the pots in.
Plants...
A. coffeefolia
A. nana petite
A. barteri nana 'eyes'
C. affinis
C. elliptica
C. wendtii green and bronze
C. lutea
C. moehlmannii
C. pontederiifolia
H. sp. 'tiger'
H. sp. 'sunset'
L. glandulosa
M. pteropus
M. pteropus 'narrow leaf'
M. pteropus 'needle leaf'
R. nanjenshan
P. stellatus 'broad'
Peacock moss
Weeping moss
Willow moss










Carnivorous Plants...
Nepenthes sanguinea


Nepenthes 'Miranda'



Drosera roseana (pygmy sundew)


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Suh-weet! I got one of those C. elliptica too, it's a really awesome plant. The Neps are awesome too. Got any closeups of the N. "Miranda" pitchers?

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I just got the pitchers today lego, but hopefully they will do well.


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I can't believe sunset hygro looks the same emersed and submersed. Really nice collection.
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I just got the pitchers today lego, but hopefully they will do well.
They aren't too hard to take care of. Just pot them right and don't let them dry out. Plus they're good for bug control

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Love it! That l. glandulosa looks awesome.

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I can't believe sunset hygro looks the same emersed and submersed. Really nice collection.
yes Frosty, sunset looks very similar in both setups, but I actually think it looks pinker in the emersed.
Thanks its like a collectoritis zone

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They aren't too hard to take care of. Just pot them right and don't let them dry out. Plus they're good for bug control
Thats why I got them for bug control. I noticed small fly's a few weeks ago...I put the plants in there yesterday, and all the fly's must have flown for cover. I didn't see them at all last night. I know the plants don't work that fast.

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Love it! That l. glandulosa looks awesome.
Thanks clwatkins10, It didn't do so well in my MS tank so into the emersed they went. I don't think my lighting is strong enough in the MS tank...I hated seeing the lower leaves floating all the time.


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The Pygmy Sundew is really nice.

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Hi, do you use a spraybar, or mist them every day? it looks amazing.
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The Pygmy Sundew is really nice.
Hey Jerry,
Pygmy sundew actually has not looked as good over the past few weeks. Loosing the pink and looks like its dying off. or maybe its getting used to my setup.

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Hi, do you use a spraybar, or mist them every day? it looks amazing.
I should mist them every day but its more like 3-4 times a week.

I also just ordered 4 new crypts...I haven't decided if some will go in here or in my 100 MS...which I really want to turn into a crypt extravaganza!


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Hey Jerry,
Pygmy sundew actually has not looked as good over the past few weeks. Loosing the pink and looks like its dying off. or maybe its getting used to my setup.
It may not be getting enough light. Sundews like as much light as you can give them. I have mine 10" from 2 100W spiral CF bulbs and they still don't have full color.

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It may not be getting enough light. Sundews like as much light as you can give them. I have mine 10" from 2 100W spiral CF bulbs and they still don't have full color.
Whoa...then its starving...lol
I will post a picture soon.


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I pulled out the sundew...it looks terrible...
but I added some really nice crypts...
C. minima
C. ideii
C. x timahensis
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Oh man, you got one of the C. x timahensis? I'm so jealous . I was on a spending freeze when those were put up for sale.

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