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Emersed Aquatic Plant Hydro/Aquaponics? Rack System

Discussion in 'Emersed Journals' started by Jason King, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Jason King

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    Keith the setup is now ready all tests are fine, temps humidity etc.
     
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    When is the the launching date?

    One final double check then its all go.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    As soon as I'm back home, currently away visiting family. I'm hoping Sunday :)
     
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    I am enjoying watching your plan progress. Points out to me the necessity of proper planning, and even then I see they change periodically. I have a much smaller plan under way (three or four planted tanks with fish and shrimp) in my den with water carried in, but with similar goals, primarily to ease servicing, but facilitate viewing. So I learn by watching you. Thanks
     
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    Planning is one of the most important you must do and the other major one is do not hurry that is when you do not see the obvious mistakes.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Thanks rodahl :)

    Yes planning prevents a lot of mistakes.

    my first choice would of been to use fishtanks instead of tubs but the cost was £100 each instead of £10+ each.

    Some people prefer a separate system to be able to change the water chemistry in individual rubs but for me I'm happy with a 6+ pH in all of them.

    I'm sure I will revise things as I go. :)
     
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    some updates..

    after a full week of the system running im happy so far, everything is running as planned so that's good.

    the plants themselves seem to be fine and showing small signs of growth :D

    I've added a few random (PHONE CAMERA) photos to give you an ideas of whats going on.

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    The sump,pump and overflow(just in case :D)

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    The plants

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    Plagiochilaceae sp. Cameroon Moss has shown growth in a week

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    here you can see how slow/fast the water trickle is

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    sorry about the side photos its the camera phone, once i get onto the desktop ill rotate them :)
     
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    Jason what I can see so far the plants look very healthy with the new growth so soon.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    New growth from Anubias heterophylla that is using 50/50 clay balls/rockwool substrate

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    And the easy to grow Hygrophila polysperma

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    That sounds like a Hydroponic mix.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Hi Jason, The plants look fab mate :clap:
     
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    Very impressive, your nursery, Jason:applause:
     
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    Thanks all for the great comments.

    Today a different anubias is showing a new leaf, so far so good.

    I also got some rarer/uncommon plants last week that arrived let's say not very good, but I think it was weather related as you know it's very cold here :).

    The good news is they are also starting to recover :D

    I'm going to make a basic Wabi and place a few plants in to see how it goes, if the plants are growing then it should be perfect for wabi's? :wabi-kusa:
     
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    If I every get not happy plants I trim all the damaged pieces and toss then in the tank and leave them alone and 99.9% survive.

    As long as the roots are healthy they will bounce back.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    How many plant species and varieties do you have altogether?

    Whats the next step?

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     

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