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Old 08-24-2013, 11:48 PM   #181
 
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Completely emersed

When you say plain ol MG it doesn't have to organic?
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:52 PM   #182
 
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How do you keep it moist? Do you let the humidity do it for ya? Do mist so often? Do you have to spray fertilizers?

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Old 08-25-2013, 12:20 AM   #183
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How do you keep it moist? Do you let the humidity do it for ya? Do mist so often? Do you have to spray fertilizers?

Sorry I know lots of questions!
If you're going emersed I would go for a deeper substrate :) MGOCPM is usually preferred. but it can just be garden dirt or whatever...as long as the humidity is up there (keep a saran wrap on! or invest in a vesa top to go ontop of the saran wrap :)

I keep my set ups pretty dry...which isnt a conventional method...

So I'm not sure whether its a good idea for me to advise you on emersed set ups :P


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Old 08-25-2013, 01:15 AM   #184
 
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So I'm not sure whether its a good idea for me to advise you on emersed set ups :P
lol, Kitty. . . it's a GREAT idea! You've helped lots of people - including me ^.^ you make things easy peasy!
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:53 AM   #185
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XD that's great to hear. here's the defogged pics you requested Jes :)

definitely needs a trim. I also took a chunk out of the HC at the front so it's really not looking its prettiest right now >.< apologies









here's the terrarium I've been trying to make time for. still hunting for a large piece of driftwood to go in the back :)
looking pretty ugly right now >.>



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Old 08-25-2013, 07:35 AM   #186
 
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If you're going emersed I would go for a deeper substrate :) MGOCPM is usually preferred. but it can just be garden dirt or whatever...as long as the humidity is up there (keep a saran wrap on! or invest in a vesa top to go ontop of the saran wrap :)

I keep my set ups pretty dry...which isnt a conventional method...

So I'm not sure whether its a good idea for me to advise you on emersed set ups :P


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Deeper then??? 3-4" OK or are you talking deeper then that? The tank already had a vesa top. That's all I use on my tanks. I can't stand the look of the hoods they come with! LoL

I have some MGOCPM somewhere lol soo I can use that no problem. Just didn't know the preferred soil.

You keep yours pretty dry you say but the humidity has to keep it some what wet in there through(you must be doing something right! I mean look at your tanks!!)? Do you let your tanks breathe every so often?
So how wet are you suppose to keep one? This is done by spraying/misting the plants and substrate? How often does that have to be done? I know you hardly do it but what's idea without going overboard? Too much is bad right? If the dirt is too soggy it form fungus? Do you gauge the misting off of the looks of the plants? Sorry Ao for all the questions on your thread!!!
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:11 AM   #187
 
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Questions belong on thread, ish what they're for!!
The Great Aokashi must share her wisdom with the masses!!! *mrowl*
^.^

Kitty, it looks great, thanks for the new de-fogged pics! Your 'not it's prettiest' AND 'pretty ugly' are BOTH kind of gorgeous to my eye!
Is the new terrarium project the one you built the light stand for? I think it's looking good!!!
How long have these tanks been set up now? (sorry if you said that somewhere back there and I forgot *looks at past thread pages in dismay*)


HC?!!! You darn plant-heads and your initials! Ish Dwarf Baby Tears, neh? Hemianthus callitrichoides?
I don't see a missing chunk, looks like a nice carpet growing in to me!
What are the two plants in the center - just to the right (and one just behind) the driftwood?

THREE CHEERS FOR QUESTIONS, pretty green things, and updates on threads!!

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Old 08-27-2013, 12:03 AM   #188
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Gah! Sorry if it seems I'm ignoring your posts! I usually read them and promise to reply later and I WANT to "like" it but the darn like button is missing from this app! D:

Yep HC is dwarf baby tears :D soon you'll become quite the plant expert Jes :3

My terrarium is an actually terrarium. the tank light stand tank is still empty.... >.<

So I got home at 11.30 tonight and what do I do...I restart my neglected 1 gallon tank.

Not sure why I did it... I have a meeting at 9 am tomorrow with our client and tonnns of laundry to be washed.... not to mention a really messy room to clean. but nope, just had to clean out the darn tank.

I might be doing this too early since the weather is still quite warm... but what the heck.... If I get diatoms and bga I'll just restart it again :) I'm so glad sometimes that I don't have a 120g ;)

uh so I pulled the heck out of my Baby tears.... and everything came out... except for the crypt webdtii red and the marsilea quadrifolia :D





I must've rinsed the substrate like 10 times before I replanted...water was still kinda brown by the last rinse. But it's 12am and I really dont need sparkling clean substrate. my crypt might hate me and melt...






Heh banishd the betta. Netted him out while he was still dreaming, he hates me now. Betta abuse in the 1/4 gallon until my plants do some growing again.



And yay, done! Really not trying to scape this time. just want to get some plants growing :P Besides I've run out of driftwood to use for now. Maybe somr manzanita in the future. meh

raised the light so its not as bright as usual (I used a 23w cfl)
sleep time...




*mini update* this morning :3





oops missed your q John >.<
blame jes, her giant post totally obscured yours :P

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Deeper then??? 3-4" OK or are you talking deeper then that? The tank already had a vesa top. That's all I use on my tanks. I can't stand the look of the hoods they come with! LoL

I have some MGOCPM somewhere lol soo I can use that no problem. Just didn't know the preferred soil.

You keep yours pretty dry you say but the humidity has to keep it some what wet in there through(you must be doing something right! I mean look at your tanks!!)? Do you let your tanks breathe every so often?
So how wet are you suppose to keep one? This is done by spraying/misting the plants and substrate? How often does that have to be done? I know you hardly do it but what's idea without going overboard? Too much is bad right? If the dirt is too soggy it form fungus? Do you gauge the misting off of the looks of the plants? Sorry Ao for all the questions on your thread!!!
3-4 in is good :) i like to slope my substrate just for the sake of being able to see all my plants from the front of the tank. you get more space that way too

I would suggest to mist daily at first. emmersed setups are quite forgiving and you will eventually work out your own misting formula for your own setup :)

I found that for my current selection of plants, that I don't HAVE to air them out. they do just fine without being aired....

Ive never had a really wet substrate... so I dont know much about fungus... technically if you have some fast growing plants in there there shouldnt e a fungi problem. i did get very little bga at first. but it was insignificant and eventually went away.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #189
 
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:16 AM   #190
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Awww~ thanks

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