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It speeds up growth and it allows me to have an endless producing plAnt bank for myself. and from what I've found when I clip from the emersed tank and plant in a submerged tank there is no melt of any kind.
Nice, I was going to use my 10G for growing / propagating, I might have to look into this.

My goal is to eventually have a few tanks just for growing. Maybe 2 to 3 plants per tank. Also, try to breed different kind of fish in each tank. Just so I have that endless supply of plants so to speak. Emersed might be the way to go with some plants.
 

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I'm a newbie. Are your emersed tanks meant to speed up growth?

If so, how is the transition for plants grown out of water to in water?
Some plants do have an adjustment period going from emersed growth to sub, luckily not many melt-like they do when transitioning from sub to emersed! Most sword plants will lose their emersed growth when transferred into a submersed environment. Certain stem plants look totally different when in their emersed state, often only recognizable to the trained/practiced individual. While emersed is great in that you've got an almost endless supply of plants to use(stems especially!), many people grow specific plants emersed as it's the only way they will bloom. Many of the folks that keep Cryptocoryne species grow them emersed for this reason. An emersed set up is really quite versatile in its function all dependent on how you set it up! Just like with filled tanks, you can create two totally different emersed environments by changing certain variables. I really enjoy the versatility of emersed, plus it allows me to focus on growing happy, healthy plants without dealing with the stupid fish. Hahahaha.... I guess I just like the flora better than the fauna. :)
 

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20h with Kribs and fry

75 gallon to many fish to count. Slow growing but healthy

10 gallon dirted tiger endlerS, Pygmy cories and cherry shrimp. Only a month old, filling in nice

10 gallon with a single male apisto macmasteri looking for a girlfriend.
 

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what a good girlfriend you have! I have whittled away at my boyfriend for the last two years, starting with a 10 gallon, I have finally convinced him to allow a 75, 40, and 29 gallon in our one bedroom apartment. I'm working him up to a 200 gallon lol :p
Lucky you ! I have a 1 br too. My other half would flip if I wanted to sneak in one more tank... Lol n i only have a 12 long and 11.4 mr aqua a 8 gallon resun and a 2.5... In our bedroom :) balcony has an emersed tank. Lol
 

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Lucky you ! I have a 1 br too. My other half would flip if I wanted to sneak in one more tank... Lol n i only have a 12 long and 11.4 mr aqua a 8 gallon resun and a 2.5... In our bedroom :) balcony has an emersed tank. Lol
My girls all for it. I'm definitely super lucky. Between the tanks and the house plants she says the rooms beautiful. So I'm running with it
 

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OK- just read thru the thread and I had to subscribe....I like how you have your room set up....We also share some of the same tastes in fishtanks - Kribs, Apistos, pygmy cories, shrimp, plants etc....

As many have said, your girlfriend is a keeper. Treat her right- do not neglect her....

Much like a fish tank, neglect will only lead to bad outcomes; proper attention leads to happy outcomes!!! Buy some plants for your fishies? Buy some flowers for your girl!!!
Enough of my philosophy, I wont quit my day job to become a coach.

Keep up the good work!!
 

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Diggin' all your tanks bro! You need a proper rack though, in an 8ft section, you could easily have 24, 20g's.

As for your girlfriend. Put a ring on it. ;)
 

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OK- just read thru the thread and I had to subscribe....I like how you have your room set up....We also share some of the same tastes in fishtanks - Kribs, Apistos, pygmy cories, shrimp, plants etc....

As many have said, your girlfriend is a keeper. Treat her right- do not neglect her....

Much like a fish tank, neglect will only lead to bad outcomes; proper attention leads to happy outcomes!!! Buy some plants for your fishies? Buy some flowers for your girl!!!
Enough of my philosophy, I wont quit my day job to become a coach.

Keep up the good work!!
Thanks!! Yeah I keep her happy with her amphibians and we have a 5 year old and have been together for like 7 years. So don't think she's going anywhere anytime soon. As long as it's not illegal she's totally into me doing it.
I have 3 groups of krib fry, 7 juvenile albino Kribs now and a couple of various apistos. No breeding pairs yet. But soon
 

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Lucky you ! I have a 1 br too. My other half would flip if I wanted to sneak in one more tank... Lol n i only have a 12 long and 11.4 mr aqua a 8 gallon resun and a 2.5... In our bedroom :) balcony has an emersed tank. Lol
Oh it has taken 2 yrs of begging to get my 75 gallon. I have found that small upgrades over time are what works for a reluctant partner. A jump from a 10 gallon to a 75 is too scary, but going from a 10 to a 29 to a 40 to a 75 is gradual enough that they barely notice haha. I have two tanks on a double stand in our kitchen and my 75 in the living room


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Diggin' all your tanks bro! You need a proper rack though, in an 8ft section, you could easily have 24, 20g's.

As for your girlfriend. Put a ring on it. ;)
When I buy a house the basement is mine and that's what I'll do. I'm about maxed out with tank space currently so that means I'll start redoing my 75 this winter
 

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Do you have a scientific name for that hygro? It looks like mermaid weed to me.
Nice collection of tanks. Took me a while with my wife to "transition" our living AND dinning rooms. If our guests don't like to eat at the kitchen table they are welcome to eat in the bathroom :)

Oh wait, I have a 40B in one lol.

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Do you have a scientific name for that hygro? It looks like mermaid weed to me.
Nice collection of tanks. Took me a while with my wife to "transition" our living AND dinning rooms. If our guests don't like to eat at the kitchen table they are welcome to eat in the bathroom :)

Oh wait, I have a 40B in one lol.

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Could be mermaid weed, been seeing it around as sawtooth hygro. I got it from firedupaquatics.
Hey our home is our domain. I'm not into sports to much and this is my "man cave". Just so happens to be a central room in our place.
 

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looking good, I like the fact tanks have replaced a tv in living room #2. I think I'll suggest the same thing to my wife. This could be farewell to you fellow PTers........someone come look for me if you don't hear from me in a coupe of days. She may have done me in. :(
 
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