DutchMuch's Emersed Setup, Big Ol' Greenhouse Edition!!

By: DutchMuch
September 24th, 2017
8:31 pm

DutchMuch's Emersed Setup, Big Ol' Greenhouse Edition!!

Well I don't think I have ever posted my emersed setup on here.
And if I'm going to be an active member, I basically need to give you all an entire tour of my property I live on right?
well to bad your not going to get it. *loads shotgun*

Instead however ill give you a tour of my Greenhouse, of which consists of my Absolutely Stunning and Beautiful, Never Ugly, Astonishing, Amazing, Great looking, Phenomenal, Astronomical, Economical, Emersed setup.
Sorry for the bragging. Cant help it.


Ok here are the pics, I will label certain plants as I go.

Get your popcorn ready!

p.s. my good camera broke just recently, so this is a less-better camera (English...)

Above pic, is of Rotala Indica 'true', just planted it the other day. Tried to grow stellata type 2 emersed as well in this bin, but I'm pretty sure it can only be grown submersed...

This is a new trimming of S. Repens in the same bin.

This is Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides

Next bin!

Well darn... brain farting right now... OH, hygrophilia corymbosa compacta.

Rotala 'Gia Lai'

I want to say.. this is Crypt. Lucens...

Next Bin.

Bocopa Carolinana growing in a flooded forest fringe of Bacopa Monierii

Ludwigia Arcuata carpet

One of my three pearlweed carpets

Bin of Althernanthera reneckii (fablau is properly ID-ing the variety for me)

Bin consisting of:
Brazilian pennywort
marsilea hirsuta
Ludwigia rubin
Hydro. Sib.
And some fragments of Pearlweed.

My Marsh looking bin of Marsilea Hirsuta and Ludwigia Repens

New Ludwigia arcuata and Bacopa Carolianana experiment I'm doing, full sun.

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49 comments on "DutchMuch's Emersed Setup, Big Ol' Greenhouse Edition!!"

  • DutchMuch
    January 6, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    2 month overdue update on *ALL* My emersed setups.

    Here is the organization systems im using since i have so many emersed setups now. All growing successfully and some just started!


    A- 6 tubs
    B- 2 tubs
    C- 2 tanks

    I have not taken any images, nor checked on setup category A in a long time- everything is still dormant as i call it. Which honestly, im surprised, but nature has its own mind!

    So i only have updates and images on setup categories B and C.

    Here is the update for setup category B:

    Tubs B1 and B2 have been doing great! tub B2 until the other day only had windelov java fern in it, and acted as a holding tub for plants i just had no use for nor' had the intention to sell or use... But i've changed that now and tub B2 does officially serve a purpose in this wonderful plant community!

    Tub B2 now contains the following:

    Ludwigia super mini red

    Java fern 'windelov'

    Dwarf lobelia cardinalis

    Here are the Images of tub B2

    Here is the update for tub B1

    Tub B1 contains the following:

    Hemianthus Glomeratus

    Hydrocotyle Japan


    Dwarf Baby Tears

    Tub B1 has been growing very well, fast growth from everything in it. It is Very flooded, meaning th water level pretty much covers the top of the soil. I really dont do anything to it other than fill it with water when i fill it needs it, which is once a month maybe. Its pretty self sufficient. Same as all the other setups and tubs.
    Lighting on this tub is still the good ol Archaea full spectrum led. I had purchased it originally for the 40b back in the day and turns out i thought it was way to... Narrow, for the width of the tank- so i went ahead and tossed it aside, buying the T5HO for the 40b. Fast forward a year or more and now it has a permanent use as a light for emersed setups. Still as clean as if it were out of the box, except the cover for the actual LED's isnt glass its plastic which requires cleaning in spare time. I also do this about once a month but its not something i really have trouble with. Its just a cheap material. For the price, (around 200-400$) i would expect better. But the LED's on it work so you cannot complain as far as that haha.

    Here are the images for tub B1

    And here is an image of the Category B setup.

    Moving on, we have Category C!

    Category C is, pretty nice in my opinion. Tank C1 and C2 are Both Fluval Spec V's - making them look pretty minimalist and slick, and fit perfectly on their stand.

    Here is the information on tank C1:

    Tank C1 is a brand new tank, i made it early today actually. Because previously it was a sitting tank of stagnant water of which a heater exploded in and killed all the plants i had growing in it. That was months ago, so now its officially and PERMANENTLY a emersed setup. The lighting on tanks C1 and C2 are both different, in every aspect except the fact they are both LED's. Tank C1 has the classic Fluval Aquasky on it, Which is a commonly known relatively "cheap" RGB adjustable LED lighting fixture.

    Tank C1 currently houses:

    Cryptocoryne Wendtii 'Bronze'

    Bacopa sp. 'Colorata'

    Dwarf Lobelia Cardinalis

    Dwarf Sagitteria

    Here are the images of tank C1:

    Here is the information on tank C2:

    Tank C2 is a aged tank, its pretty simple... It is Very humid and contains a lot of moisture compared to the other tanks.

    Tank C2 Contains the following:

    Althernanthera reineckii 'mini'

    Dwarf Baby Tears

    Lagenandra meeboldii 'Red'

    Rotala 'indica' true

    Rotala H'ra

    Here are the images for tub C1:

    Here is an image of Setup Category C:

    Lastly We have Setup Category A:

    Here is the information on Setup Category A:
    Setup category A contains 6 tubs, each are approximately the same size, and have glass lids. These tubs are lit with 2, 4ft - T5 lighting fixtures with 6500k bulbs, 2 bulbs in each light.

    Setup Category A (All tubs) Contain the following:

    Dwarf Lobelia Cardinalis

    Hygrophila sp. 'Araguaia'

    Rotala Mac

    Rotala Rotundfolia

    Rotala H'ra

    Althernanthera Reineckii 'Mini'

    Cryptocoryne sp.

    Rotala 'Indica true'

    And others (forget the names)

    Unfortunate there are no current images of Setup Category A.

  • DutchMuch
    January 6, 2019 at 9:03 pm

  • DutchMuch
    March 14, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Good news!

    This journal will be continued very soon, IN THE GREENHOUSE!!!

    Stay tuned!

  • DutchMuch
    March 25, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Well we are now back in arkansas!

    I will bump this journal with pics once we get more settled in- all i can say for now is:

    L. arcuata
    Hydro sib.
    Brazilian pennywort

    can all survive -10 degrees fahrenheit temperatures.

  • DutchMuch
    May 17, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Here is the update information on tank C1:

    Tank C1 currently houses:

    Cryptocoryne Wendtii 'Bronze'

    Bacopa sp. 'Colorata'

    Dwarf Lobelia Cardinalis

    Dwarf Sagitteria

  • CadyMai
    August 1, 2020 at 10:38 pm



  • hoppycalif
    August 1, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    CadyMai,welcome to APC! What is your aquarium like?

  • neilshieh
    August 4, 2020 at 3:08 am

    great looking setups! Do you have any pictures of the Lagenandra meeboldii 'Red'?

  • DutchMuch
    December 8, 2020 at 3:48 am

    Originally Posted by neilshieh
    great looking setups! Do you have any pictures of the Lagenandra meeboldii 'Red'?
    Sorry i didnt see this post 4 months earlier, but i do not have those images anymore as i had a hard-drive break and i lost everything... So what you see is what i have unfortunately.

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