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The Aquarium. => Tank Logs. => Topic started by: Sacha on May 02, 2014, 07:05:44 pm

Title: Sacha's emersed adventure
Post by: Sacha on May 02, 2014, 07:05:44 pm
So I have recently decided to venture into the world of Wabi- Kusa emersed growing.


Not 100% sure I can justify calling this Wabi- Kusa, considering I have not used a Wabi- Kusa substrate ball, but it is emersed nonetheless.


I am using a baby biorb (15L):


(http://i60.tinypic.com/2pq9rb9.jpg)


I decided to use TMC Aquagro Nutrasoil (black) substrate:


(http://i59.tinypic.com/2nqcdq8.jpg)


The substrate itself looks like little balls (granules) of soil:


(http://i57.tinypic.com/zt918w.jpg)


I covered the bottom of the bowl with soil, and then I poured in some RO/DI (TDS 0), until the soil was saturated with water. I also filled up a spray bottle (mister) with the same water.


...Then I planted it!


(http://i60.tinypic.com/2u4j42p.jpg)


(http://i59.tinypic.com/2isw5jt.jpg)


(http://i60.tinypic.com/2uhsl5c.jpg)


(http://i58.tinypic.com/2rvyjkj.jpg)


In the background, behind the wall of pebbles, the tallest plant is Ludwigia Palustris, and on the edges there is some Hygrophila Polysperma. These were taken as cuttings from my main tank.


The small foreground plant is Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba'. I used one whole pot of Tropica 1- 2- Grow!


At the moment I am using a desk lamp to light the tank. The bulb is an energy saving 9W lightbulb. Since it is energy saving, apparently that equates to 60W in real terms? Either way, it should be sufficient?


Anyway, that's the first chapter in my emersed adventure. It doesn't look like much so far, but hopefully it will grow out in the next few weeks. I intend to use this bowl as a sort of propagator, and I will use it to grow difficult plants, like HC, and will eventually take portions of those plants from this bowl to put into the main tank.


Thanks for stopping by!
Title: Re: Sacha's emersed adventure
Post by: lurch1000 on May 02, 2014, 07:28:31 pm
Loks very good Sacha! you'll be making nano-scapes very soon! :)
Title: Re: Sacha's emersed adventure
Post by: plankton on May 03, 2014, 09:00:43 am
There's a use for those things after all ;) *grin*
Title: Re: Sacha's emersed adventure
Post by: lurch1000 on May 03, 2014, 09:08:40 am
Hehe!!!
Title: Re: Sacha's emersed adventure
Post by: Evenstar on May 05, 2014, 01:59:34 am
Good luck. I'm nearly four weeks into my own emmersed adventure, and so far it has been really successful. Hope yours is the same.