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Old 09-15-2009, 12:47 AM   #21 (permalink)
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i see. guess i'll just have to give my co-worker HC from the my 5g once it's fully grown. seems like my emersed grow tank isn't doing well hehe
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Old 09-15-2009, 02:09 AM   #22 (permalink)
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i see. guess i'll just have to give my co-worker HC from the my 5g once it's fully grown. seems like my emersed grow tank isn't doing well hehe
Just keep the humidity high in your emersed setup and the hc should do just fine. In my emersed setup, I just use potting soil and some osmocote. It get's about 3 hrs of morning sunlight and grows just fine.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:33 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Just keep the humidity high in your emersed setup and the hc should do just fine. In my emersed setup, I just use potting soil and some osmocote. It get's about 3 hrs of morning sunlight and grows just fine.
how do u do that? im using my aquasoil leftovers for the emersed. how much water should be in it?
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You can put plastic wrap or a glass top to keep the moisture in but make sure it doesn't get too hot.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:44 PM   #25 (permalink)
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it's like trying to do 2 opposite things, keeping moisture in without it warming up... that's hard haha
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Well, the temp will naturally go up like in a hot house but it gets hot in Hawaii so, I mean don't let it get rediculously hot :P
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ahh i see. thanks.
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If you are growing it indoors, then room temp is fine. If you are gonna do it using sunlight make sure you get some shade cloth. Just a few hours of direct sunlight will be fine.
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i'm having frustrations with this tank right now... my HC and dhg doesn't seem to be surviving. i have a pretty good guess that it's a problem in my lighting. i guess 18w of PC lighting isn't enough. even if it's roughly 3 watts/gallon, it doesn't compare to my 2.4 watts/gallon of T5HO in my bigger tank. i may have to switch lighting or add more but i don't want to spend any more on it... this is frustrating.
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Did you ever change the actinic bulb. If not you will never get HC to grow in a 5g w/9 effective watts. Even with 18 it would not grow that well.
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