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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.
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