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First emersed Attempt

Hi to all,

after a lot of readings about emersed setups, I've decided to give it a chance.

First, fill the each pot %80 coco peat + %20 JBL manado. Coco peat has already includes NPK, I've just added some FE and micro nutrients and organic carbonfor making nutrient rich soil.

I choose rotala bonsai and staurogyne repens, both tissue cultured.








This is how it looks after planting all. Using single 20W 6500K cfl bulb, but I'll double it tomorrow.









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cool idea, is the purpose of this just to grow them quickly and then move to a tank afterwards?

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yes you can do this, or just growing them emersed for fun, or as an experiment watching different stem or leaf shapes, seeing some flowers or seeds that you cant see when they submersed etc.
also you can grow emersed for sale in terms of time and quantity. all major plant farms grow their aquarium plants out of water.
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Nice, I'm doing something very similar with some of my HC trimmings, haha. For the purpose of sale down the road... Gotta fund this hobby somehow...

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Hope to get a new tank (or two) up soon...
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do you have it inside a container and covered to maintain humidity or just left outside?
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I'm using a propagator with clear lid in my room at 27 celcius degree.
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I thought that was a muffin pan at first...

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That's a bloody brilliant container for an emersed setup!
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New plants arrived and second tray is ready. Rotala Macrandra and Glosso Elaitinoides TC.





Macrandra's nutrient gel inside the container is reddish/brown and plant is not in perfect condition. It was a real pain seperating fresh ones and planting them stem by stem with tweezers. I almost lost 1/4 of the stems.



Glosso was OK.







Using same coco peat + jbl manado mix. İncrease the light from 20W to 40W cfl 6500K for this propagator and also increase the nutrients from 3 ml to 5 ml.

Bump: Thanks Qwe

Bump: Yes very similar to muffin pan but it is a root it plant propagator
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Hi again,

Planting my new comings; Elechoaris sp. mini and bucephalandra. Alternanthera reinecki mini is waiting.

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Cenk, can you share where you got the equipment and plants from?

Very interesting setup... Nice job!

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Are you just using a standing water system?


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Thanks Rajah, I'm buying plants from local distributor of Tropica here in Turkey. Equipments from internet, local fish store and home improvment stores etc.

Propogator
substrate
coco coir bricks

Bump: Yes, I'm using standard plastic propagators with static water in them. Changing water and add ferts weekly.

New Alternanthera reinecki mini is ready.



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7 days after planting, new runners from glosso.

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Can you take some expanded shots of the set up?


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