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Starting Point The Rock

Discussion in 'Aquarium & Aquascaping Journals' started by Greenfinger2, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. Greenfinger2

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    Hi All, The Rock :)
    Have been doing a DSM on this one for 3 months UG is so so slow to root and grow.Had a little set back after a month or so I lowered the humidity too fast and 60% of my UG died off. I did say Dam and Blast ;):D
    So replanted with high humidity And started adding Rhizotonic to the spray water ( link below ) Marcel sent me some.Thank you mate :thumbup: He uses it and has had great results .And so far I agree the UG is growing better than before and a lusher green:woot:

    Link http://www.cannagardening.com/rhizotonic


    Tank 30cm Cube
    Lighting 1 30w 6500k garden floodlight
    Internal Filter ?
    Rock 1 Manten Stone
    Substrate Cat litter in Stockings ---At the front JBL pro scape Substrate
    Plants
    Crypt-- Tonkinensis R/h side of rock
    Gratiola viscidula Back of rock
    HC Cuba front Substrate
    Hygrophila lancea ( Araguaia) Front of Rock
    Needle leaf Java fern.L/h side of rock Thank you Marcel for that plant :thumbup:
    Utricularia graminifolia On the Stocking.

    Will be flooding this one in a month or so;) Then I will start using EI ferts and pressurized Co2
    Some Photos

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    This is going to looks ace :clap:

    UG is probably the hardest plant to grow under water, I know my Emersed ug melted in a few days due to humidity but yours is coming on great.

    I'll try it again one day :)

    Nice tip with the Rhizotonic (y)
     
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    Hi Jason, Thank you (y)

    UG Is a hard plant to grow. I have tried a few times and it failed :( I wanted it to flower One day :whistle:

    Rhizotonic Is wicked stuff:love::love::love::love::love::love: I have been using it for a few weeks in the spray bottle water. And boy has the UG come on in leaps and bounds :D
     
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    One thing I must say you don't give up easily do you.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Ys this is realy going to rock whit such a massive lawn of UG, this will look absolutely stunning.. Can't wait to see this come together.. :cool:
    UG is indeed a difficult bugger, but once it feel at home there's no stopping it. It's a carnivor, so it needs micro organism to feed, that's what has to be there in abbundancy to make ug happy and explode. I guess thats why it's such a hard plant to grow if these microbes are yet not enough there to feed it. That Rhizo stuff helps to jumpstart that microbial development.. :)

    Here it started a little emersed on the wood at the watersurface and now it's finding it's way down, unstopable.
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    Hi Keith, I have my mums stubborn gene ;) It comes in handy sometimes other times not :ROFLMAO:
     
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    How do you feed it then?

    I have been told that most of my life.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    That's a little secret the nurseries still do not reveal, tropica employees are not allowed to talk about the production process and what they put in the invitro gel. Other nursuries seem to only cut it off from big patches they grow somewhere, don't provide it invitro nor on rockwool, just a clean cut of patch.

    Since it's a carnivorious plant it feeds on micro organisms. So if you have a well established tank matured enough regarding this bio cycle UG will feed itself with the available micro organism in the water or substrate. If you look at it's grow form it developes root strains whit little bladers, these bladers are obviously it's traps whit what it catches and stores the micro organism. Ive grown it like this in abbundancy on emersed hardware. All UG i previously did put in the substrate without these roots and bladers died off. But with all UG with an already established root and blader development i did put in the substrate and just keeps going. I guess since there is no real flow in the substrate the plant has to do with less food passing by and will take long time to develope an nice blader where the food is stored. When it has it's roots and bladers freely in the flow there is more fresh food passing by. Once it has nicely filled bladers and a good storae of foodsupply it's do fine in the substrate.

    Ho do you feed it, actualy i think you don't, the bioload from the tank it self does.. Like how do you feed a venus fly trap or a drosera in you terra scape?? Don't give a rich nitrogen fert it's burn the crap out of it.. :) It's only need a few micro's and let it provide itself with nitrogen what it makes frow a caught insect..

    This is in the substrate now..Next to the hair grass..
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    TerrascapeSundewseedlingampfood1314edited-1.

    That is easy to answer, the light is on it attracts the insects end of insect.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    To answer this for UG we probably would need a microscope to see what's in these bladers. :)
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    FOOD.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Darn and i was hoping Honey.. :(
     
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    Somewhere out there on the WWW is the answer.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Jason going by that I could never grow them inside if I used my tap water I would have to collect and store the rain water not via the roof.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Nice Read Jason.. :) Tanks.. I'm already trying to get a U. calycifida going together with 2 different Drosera Pygmea sp. in my latest swampy terrascape. But it's still hard to keep it green. And than the U.Calycifida is the easiest.. :)
     
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    Roy,
    What was that in the second picture down growing on the socks? Boy, the HC sure took off in the lower pictures. Nice work!
     
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    Hi Rob, It utricularia graminifolia UG on the stocking And yes it took off like a rock after mist spraying with added Rhizotonic that Marcel sent me :)
     
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    How do remember all those botanical names?

    I am lucky if I can remember the common names these days.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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