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700cm Jebo Bow Fronted Terrascape. Jan 2019

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    Jebo Terrascape 2019


    Jan 2019


    Finally I started the 700cm Jebo Bow Fronted Terrascape.

    Late 2018 I had a chance to go to a very large garden store. I bought all the plants I thought necessary. I cleaned out the tank and added a few litres of water and placed them in the tank. All survived and even grew a little.


    Every thing was totally different this time compared to the still going strong 5ft Terrascape. I spent many hrs planning and shaping the backing and today you would not know what I did as its all hidden by a very strong creeper.

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    One of the recent photos note the backing all that work hidden.


    The Jebo backing only took a few hrs to make and glue it to the back of the tank.

    Three layers of Polystyrene foam glued together next day a very rough taper with a very sharp cooks knife.


    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thank you Jason
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    This the backing and the UGF for watering via the riser. The foam blocks are just for a support while the glue is drying.

    Note no fancy shaping as it's not required when growing a creeper on the backing.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    A wonderful piece of jungle, Keith, looking wild and natural :clap: wonderful! (y)
     
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    I bought ??? its totally different for a Terrascape to add to the Terrascape today.

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    Holding the backing while the glue dries

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    The riser is also glued to the backing. I used it when I finished all the planting and it works perfectly.

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    Plants I have used only one is ???? at the moment.

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    First attempt it got the BIG NO NO it did not look right.

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    Planted up not a problem this would be the quickest Terrascape I have done.

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    Looking great Keith.
     
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    Looking good Keith - :)
    the tiny climbing plant - is it a Peperomia?
    The red Hypoestes phyllostachya will be an interesting foreground with it red veins... (y)

    The missing one is also a peperomia , P. caperata I think - it gets interesting flowers.
     
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    The RH side

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    Drift Wood at LH side.

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    Looking from the RH end.

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    Looking from the LH end.

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    It will become very rainforesty Keith,
    I like the dry leafes and all the stuff on the ground, it gives it that natural touch ... (y)
     
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    All that rubbish bits and pieces I pick up off our garden. That is the hidden aim over all it will look a lot better than a carefully planned and planted tank.

    Misting every morning is a big help, you can actually see the new growth every where.

    I also think the light has something to do with it has two twin daylight tubes I bought years ago for ??? from a hydroponic shop.

    The next update I will post photos and info about the light.

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    Lighting

    This is the twin tube light. The only information I have is H55W/864. I bought it at a Hydroponics shop many years ago and never used it.

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    As you can see its made to reflect light. The slots are there to basically let the heat out as it gets very hot.
    The heat is also benefiting the plants its like a mini hot house.

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    The latest plant

    The latest and possibly the last plant that is if this Tillandsia Spanish moss grows successfully. I have grown it very well in my open Orchid area. One of the secrets in growing it is a light misting every morning.

    I placed all I had on both pieces of wood just to see how it grows. I will only grow it on the LH side piece of drift wood.

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    Growing in the Florida Swamps.

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    Interesting plant Keith, have you ever had it flower?
     
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    Apparently there is one Tillandsia Spanish Moss does flower but its not a moss its a Bromalaide.

    I think it looks exactly the same as well to add to the confusion.

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    The flowing "Plant" looks exactly the same to add to the confusion. Possibly only available in the USA.

    I will see if I can find a Bromalaide grower in Aust,

    Keith :cathug::cathug:
     
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    I have been misting all the plants in the tank and the small climbing plant "Pilea glauca" is growing the fastest. Being so small I thought it would take a very long time to cover the backing.

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    No Keith, Pilea glauca is growing fast -
    I also got some cuttings of it, waiting for a new miniature garden home...

    When I was offered it , I had immediately itchy fingers: You inspired me too much...:rolleyes:
     
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    The backing is working perfectly I mist the area where the Pilea glauca is growing.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     

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