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Old 10-31-2004, 01:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Setup an emersed grow out tank this weekend,



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Heater to try to keep the temp under control,
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Interesting, but overkill, HC just needs light and moisture, I tried this emersed and I almost think it started growing faster when I flooded the emersed growth. It did ok emersed with the every third day spray of 1/8th strength MiracleGrow, but the mass grew after I stopped the emersed experiment. The clippings I've taken from the 2 gallon tank I posted pics of have grown faster just floating in another tank.
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it doesn't seem like it is worth the trouble to grow HC emersed, it grows plenty well submersed with light and co2...but that is a pretty cool setup you have there IUnknown...good luck with the HC
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what substrate did u use?
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1/2 Flourite, 1/2 peat. A friend came over and recommended that I drop the water down, so that I don't get the green algae on the substrate.
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I grow HC on pure pot soil moistened there is no water above the soil just wet soil I spray every 2-3 days with a mister it grows like crazy np at all.
It is actually flowering as we speak. I use a small tank with a glass lid, it is out in the balcony. Here it has gotten really cold 2 -3 C at night but not freezing (below zero) it shows no signs of stress as yet. :P
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An interesting idea:
Grow the tank, scape it etc, emergent and then flood it later.

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The Tropic Aire Humidifier isn't creating enough humidity for me to grow out my ferns emersed. After watching the AGA video this weekend, and seeing the Senske talk, I am thinking about plumbing my humidifier into the tank. I think for their Paludarium they used cold vapor humidifiers on a digital timer set to randomly inject humidity into the tank. I have a warm vapor humidifier that I have laying around. I'll have to measure the temp, but hopefully its not to hot for tropical plants. I'm planning to eventually move everything over to my old 45 gallon tank. I'll also have to test to see what is a good schedule to set the digital timer to inject the moisture.
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Back to what Tom was saying, would it be cheating if I grew my HC out, filled the tank, and then entered the tank into a competition? Nothing in the rules from what I remember.

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