so since i have numerous tanks and i will be starting a shrimp rack, breeding some fish, ect once i move, i will overrun an unfinished basement with planted tanks..... so i decided i need to start what i call a "plant bank" an emersed collection of grown plants, cheap, effective, and easy to maintain and with the help of the members on here hopefully it will be a success, i will use it for mainly my tanks, as well as sell other plants on here and for friends tanks and such...
so im starting it today, so far these are the items that are purchased
fert dosed with, along with some of the bowls i will use for swords, anubis, ect
and one of the main tubs going to be used for forground growth, including mosses, hc, riccia, grass of sorts, plants that wont grow extremely tall will be hosted in this container
the way the setup will run, is the main larger container will have approx 2-3 inches of tap water in it, the little plastic shoe boxes will have holes in the bottom, soil/fert mixed in capped with play sand most likely, and each one will be labeled, most likely these containers will each have two strains of plants in them and the lid will be cut out at the top, with plexi glass or cheap glass some sort of cheap clear material on the top to seal and keep it humid
i have another larger bin i will use for plants that are grown taller
i will post pictures of the light fixture, im running, its a built reflector with plant bulbs in an unfinished basement, i will be starting this project this afternoon and will post pics, just wanted to get a head start and get some feedback and comments
any help is welcome, i have posted in the WTB/ROAK section and am looking for any help, donations are especially welcome of plants of any type, or cheap plants too
please pm me
i look forward to any comments, questions, and fastening my knowledge on emersed plant growing techniques please PM me if you want to donate or have plants to sell for this operation
thanks for looking!!