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Echeveria Succulents Bay window tank

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    Finally I started the Bay Window Tank over the years it has been for the Betta, Carnivorous plants and Air plants.

    It’s now the Echeveria Succulents tank.

    Back RH “Painted Lady”

    Front L “Morning Beauty”

    Centre F “Black Knight”

    With a small leafed climbing backing plant Ceropegia Woodii “Chain of Hearts

    Once I cleaned the tank it only took me about 40 min and everything was finished. A Cactus potting mix, plus all the bits and pieces from the old tank scattered over the soil.

    Watering will be very minimal via a mister spray and a deep watering via a UGF and a riser tube in the back LH corner.

    Photos to follow.

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    Ready to go.
    Under the mesh is the UGF I use the fine mesh to keep the soil out of the GBG.

    In the back LH corner you can see the top of the riser for the UGF, this is where it is watered from, Its a system I have been using for several years now and works perfectly.

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    Looking like a nice project Keith, will be following(y)
     
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    As you can see it's extremely basic, KIS plus. As its a Bay Window tank my space is limited to only 3 Echeveria reason being they can grow larger. To control that it will be a simple matter of cutting them back as required.

    The climber Ceropegia woodii "Chain of hearts". It's only early and being a climber they have a mind of their own. If possible I would prefer it to grow in the LH corner but it might not look all OK doing that. I could take about 12 months to be fully established.

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    As you can see it's extremely basic, KIS plus. As its a Bay Window tank my space is limited to only 3 Echeveria reason being they can grow larger. To control that it will be a simple matter of cutting them back as required.

    The climber Ceropegia woodii "Chain of hearts". It's only early and being a climber they have a mind of their own. If possible I would prefer it to grow in the LH corner but it might not look all OK doing that. I could take about 12 months to be fully established.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    As you can see it's extremely basic, KIS plus. As its a Bay Window tank my space is limited to only 3 Echeveria reason being they can grow larger. To control that it will be a simple matter of cutting them back as required.

    The climber Ceropegia woodii "Chain of hearts". It's only early and being a climber they have a mind of their own. If possible I would prefer it to grow in the LH corner but it might not look all OK doing that. I could take about 12 months to be fully established.

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    As you can see it's extremely basic, KIS plus. As its a Bay Window tank my space is limited to only 3 Echeveria reason being they can grow larger. To control that it will be a simple matter of cutting them back as required.

    The climber Ceropegia woodii "Chain of hearts". It's only early and being a climber they have a mind of their own. If possible I would prefer it to grow in the LH corner but it might not look all OK doing that. I could take about 12 months to be fully established.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thank you Paraguay and Jason

    Those plants grow far slower than many if not most of all the Aquarium plants.

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    Specialist tools used

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    I have never been a believer in the "Must Have" expensive tools required to do an Aquascape.

    As you can see every day items and extremely cheap. Very strange they all did an excellent Job. That knife looks expensive it would be useless for kitchen use but its an excellent garden knife from the Super Market.

    Next Job Terrascape the Bow Fronted tank
    I have started on the backing for the Bow Fronted tank. If all goes well it will only take me a few hrs.

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    Looks good Keith,

    where do you place it, on the window sill - they will need a lot of sun, to grow in compact rosettes, isn't it?

    Who doesn't know it yet:
    If you want to propagate them, one leave is enough...

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    Looking forward to the Bow Fronted Tank, too !!!
     
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    We have them growing in the garden no special treatment either.

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    Oh for sure, Keith,
    this was thought more for people, who do not know yet.

    I envy you for to be able to let them grow just outside in rthe garden, all over the year... I love them a lot.:love:
     
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