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My emersed growth story..

Discussion in 'Emersed Journals' started by Karthik, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Karthik

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    Hello All,

    Again, glad to be a part of this forum.. :) I started emersed growing in 2014 and since then, there's absolutely no turning back. This is a lengthy post. Hope you all like it. Comments always welcome..

    My first ever setup:

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    S. Repens:

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    One more with Misc. plants including a short version of the mondo grass..

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    windelov ferns in this tub, pic taken few months later

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    HC Cuba in a restaurant parcel box:

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    The flowers of HC Cuba:

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    My recent setup, houses some erios, some liver worts, crypts, hair grass etc.

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    Some liverwort growing inside of this container:

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    Eriocaulon Cinereum adapting to their new home:

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    Anubias, hair grass, some ferns..

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    Well, that's it for now. I will try my best to keep this thread going with more of my emersed growing "adventures"

    Cheers!

    Karthik
     
  2. Keith

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    Great photo of your lovely plant containers.

    My only comment would be tell us about the Substrate, Fertilisers and, lighting, type and hours on you use.

    After a long delay I will be starting my third Terrascape as soon as the weather warms up a bit more to work outside.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Keith,

    Sorry I didn't mention those details.

    Substrate: a.) For plants like hair grass, HC, S. Repens and the like, my mix is 60% Cocopeat and rest compost and garden soil.
    b.) For plants like anubias, crypts etc the soil mix is usually 50:50 Cocopeat and compost + garden soil.
    c.) For erios I prefer to use less of cocopeat and carefully balance the mositure. Too much moisture usually kills them.

    Lighting: well, all the containers are in my garden. So they receive the "full spectrum" light (pun intended) :D :D Here in Bangalore, the weather is not too harsh; plants can be grown anytime.

    Fertiliser: Sometimes superphosphate (Ca(H₂PO₄)₂) dissolved in water. Most times I spray the aged aquarium water. Water from the goldfish tank is doing a world of good to them..

    I inspect them every other day and keep the moisture in check.

    Cheers,

    Karthik
     
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    Hi Karthik, Great plant projects healthy plants too :)
     
  5. Karthik

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    Thanks.. Glad you like them. :)

    Cheers,

    Karthik
     
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    Thank you very much for posting all that interesting information.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    New setup with tenellus and Bolbitis fern.

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    Substrate: 30% Cocopeat and remaining coarse garden soil. Bolbitis is mounted on a coconut chip.
    Light: diffused sunlight, I am keeping the container covered with a transparent plastic sheet.

    Cheers,

    Karthik
     
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    You are growing those very healthy plants totally different to any Aquascaper I know and doing a great job.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Thanks Keith.. :) means a lot..

    Cheers,

    Karthik
     
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    Evelyn would be growing similar plants totally opposite to you because of her location and cold weather.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Looking good Karthik

    I like how you are trying different soils, substrates and getting good results.
     
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    I think Karthik is doing every thing the "Traditionalists" would say it cannot be done.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Totally agree Keith and it proves that other methods like Karthiks work very well.
     
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    Thanks guys,,,

    Keith: i started emersed just because someone told me plants wouldn't grow this way.. :D :D

    Cheers,

    Karthik
     
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    Nothing is better than a challenge.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Time to try the tiny little Pangolino emersed. Hope it grows well.. Wish me luck, guys.. :)

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    Cheers,

    Karthik
     
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    With your luck and knowledge it should be OK.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Really great work Karthik :clap: and everything is looking so healthy. (y)

    I envy you for your climate... for my plants
    for me personally it would be to hot in the long run I suppose :cool:

    Kind regards from Bavaria
    Evelyn
     
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    Thanks Evelyn... :)
     
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    Pogostemon Helferi growing vertically:

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    Cheers,

    Karthik
     

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