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Old 08-17-2015, 03:00 PM   #191 (permalink)
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This is epic! I have an old exotera that's ventilated, used to care for Geckos and scorpions in there. Not at the same time. I wonder how well that would work. Man I'm excited to get my new plants now! Looks like I may set some to the side for later.

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Old 08-26-2015, 02:49 PM   #192 (permalink)
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hi!
this is my emersed setup i just made with things i found in the garage :P
the light is 15 w . What do you thing? is an overkill? it will damage my plants?
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Be careful of the heat there. Is that a plastic bottle?
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Be careful of the heat there. Is that a plastic bottle?

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Hello everyone just had a question to see if anyone here has done it before. would the transition between submerged and emersed happen more smoothly if a tank was done with a dirt bottom with a real small cap of sand or grave to keep the dirt in place and then plant like in an aquarium but only filling the tank enugh to cover the tallest plant and just let the water evaporate over time.

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I know this is an old thread. Very interesting thread. Was wondering how you know without a meter if you have too much humidity?

Since the lid is not be on tightly animals could get in. Would having a screen on the front 2in. be okay?
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dawntwister - too much humidity isn't usually a problem unless water is condensing onto the plant leaves inside and sitting there. As long as you aren't misting the tub and as long as the temperature doesn't wildly fluctuate (causing dew that doesn't evaporate) you shouldn't have too much humidity.

The real issue is when your water line is too high. Too closer to the surface of the soil and it doesn't let the plant roots and base breathe enough and promotes the growth of fungus which rots and kills the plants. Best to make sure the water line is at least 2 inches below the surface of the soil.

A screen would be a great idea. It will prevent critters getting in.

osmelvillarreal - don't know how I missed your question for so long, but to answer it I don't think adding a small cap would change the conversion time between emersed and submersed. That time is relatively fixed. The plant can only convert at a certain speed in normal air. If you wanted to speed up the process you could raise the temperature slightly to increase metabolism and growth and add more CO2. Only those 2 changes would have any measurable effect on the rate of growth.
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Thanks for the info Zapins. Now I know it is possible to do with an expensive mister.

I had put alternanthera mini planted in a pot in a 10g tank with plastic over the tank tight. There was plenty humidity. I think it probably died due lack of oxygen.
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Could have been, though you might also be right with your first suspicion of it being too wet/humid in there. A fully sealed tank can be too wet and promote fungus growth. Hard to say without good close up photos. You'll get it right with a bit of experimentation though!

On a 10 gallon tank I'd keep the lid open leaving a gap that runs the length of the tank about 1" wide. Wider than that and the tank dries out too much, less of a gap an you get a lot of condensation on the glass (which isn't necessarily bad, but you can't see anything inside).
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