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My Emersed Tank

Discussion in 'Emersed Journals' started by Jason, May 4, 2014.

  1. Jason

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    Hello :)

    Today i start a new project...

    Oh look its a empty tank

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    20 Gallon Terrarium (30"x12"x12") with sliding screen top.

    My plan is to have a emersed tank with minimum water.

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    Substrate: TMC AquaGro Nutrasoil Black

    Plants List:

    Alternanthera reineckii 'Mini'
    Tropica no.: 023C

    Ammania sp. 'Bonsai'
    Tropica no.: 033E

    Echinodorus tenellus
    Tropica no.: 067

    Eleocharis sp. 'mini'
    Tropica no.: 132B

    Glossostigma elatinoides
    Tropica no.: 045A

    Hemianthus callitrichoides ''Cuba''
    Tropica no.: 048B

    Heteranthera zosterifolia
    Tropica no.: 096

    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis
    Tropica no.: 040

    Marsilea crenata
    Tropica no.: 010B

    Marsilea hirsuta
    Tropica no.: 010

    Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo'
    Tropica no.: 025

    Nymphoides sp. ''Taiwan''
    Tropica no.: 041B

    Pogostemon erectus
    Tropica no.: 053F

    Riccia fluitans
    Tropica no.: 001

    Rotala macrandra
    Tropica no.: 032

    Staurogyne repens
    Tropica no.: 049G

    Taxiphyllum sp. 'Flame'
    Tropica no.: 003H

    Utricularia graminifolia
    Tropica no.: 049B

    Vesicularia dubyana 'Christmas'
    Tropica no.: 003A

    Lindernia rotundifolia
    Tropica no.: 045

    Hydrocotyle verticillata
    Tropica no.: 039

    I have chosen this list of plants because i plan on using them for my future wabi-kusa projects., This will be like a wabi-kusa plant farm for me to use when i need them. :) but at the same time i think it will be a nice project in itself?


    The only downside to this post is you will need to wait for about 2 weeks for any updates as im away from home :)

    speak soon :D
     
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    if i can keep these plants in large pot sized spaces (100mmx100mm) i should end up with something like...

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    my plan - (small plant images are property of tropica.com)

    this is the plan anyway.

    my only concern is the spread width of the larger plants.
    but only one way to find out :D
     
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    Hi Cannot wait for this:)And the plant list WOW :cool:
     
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    It's seems to be an amazing project, I can't wait to see how it is going to grow up! =)
     
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    Substrate... I've chosen tmc nutrasoil because I have some left and also it will keep the water clean along with the tank.

    I was going to use john innes no3 because its cheap and a good soil but but its a messy job :D



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    Ok im back after a week or so away :) today I will start on the tank and update you guys during the progress.

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    Just an update on the plants as i changed 1 or 2 of them. :)

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    OK on with the tank :)

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    so far last night and this morning i came up with this.

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    i added a small partition so i could keep the soil from entering the very back of the tank, this allows me to access the water level easier and also a place to add extra like an air stone / small filter.
    I left a very small gap under the partition so the water but not the soil is free to move around.

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    in the back section of the tank im going to use that part for my moss selection.

    Time to add some water (straight ro water)

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    hope you like the progress so far :)

    now on with the planting :D
     
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    Plants are in but i will make some changes over the next few days as i had to rush the last few pots due to other jobs for the day :D

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    comments welcome :D

    Ill update this journal weekly just like my other journals.

    enjoy.
     
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    oops missed one :)

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    Very good idea with the glass stripe in the back
    looking forward to see it planted...
     
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    Now back to the partition and the main reason for it was to keep a small area with a water level.

    Because.. :)

    Take some old left over piping i had in the garage and tie moss to it.

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    Then add it to the tank

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    some parts of the moss are submersed under the water level but some of it is emersed.
     
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    This is looking fab mate:rolleyes:
     
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    Oh! I´m curious how it will grow!:)And wether it is blocking the tubes completely.
     
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    I was unsure about light reaching the bottom of the tubes so I did add a extra light in that area. My main concern was the emersed moss and will it actually grow? Only one way to fine out :)

    The humidity is currently at 78% and last time I sprayed was 12 hours ago.
     
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    Just a small update to show you the humidity that is in the tank after 15 hours since i last sprayed.

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    I have also noticed that a lot of the plants are starting to stand up on their own which is a good thing? :)
     
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    Hi, Well its coming together now:cool: The plants look like they are settling in well:rolleyes:
     
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    This project is now finished :(

    Im gutted tbh but ill start again asap.
     

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