GDT78's emersed setup

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    Hi all,

    Thought I'll post some photos of my nearly 3 week old emersed setup.

    I guestimate the container about 2feet long.
    The substrate is 50% PFP & 50% potting soil.
    Lighting: Semi shade with some afternoon sun.

    The container have a transparrent lid to keep the humidity high.

    So far most of the plants are doing well with not too many casualties.

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    Also the glosso is doing well.

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    nice man! that is looking really good!
     
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    Very cool!

    Looks like most of your plants have transitioned or are busy transitioning, good job!

    You should try keep a few containers for all your plants, the rotalas all end up looking very similar when they emersed, so if they all in one, its hard to tell them apart..
     
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    +1 also gets some of those peg tags to put in each pot identify whats what..
     
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    Here is an update of my emmersed setup which is now +- 6 weeks old.

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    Here is the list of plants:

    Hygrophila polysperma, Alternanthera reineckii 'Purple' (lilacina), Lilaeopsis brasiliensis‎, Hygrophila divormis, glosso
    myaca fluviatilis, Heteranthera zosterifolia - Star Grass, ambulia, rotala rotuntifolia
    Micranthemun Umbrosum, rotala macranda, crypt, Hemianthus Callitrichoides - H.C, star grass, Staurogyne repens
    Hemianthus Micranthemoides "“ HM, Echinodorus quadricostatus, hair grass

    Heteranthera zosterifolia - Star Grass
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    Hemianthus Micranthemoides "“ HM
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    Hemianthus Callitrichoides - H.C
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    Hair Grass & Staurogyne repens
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    Ambulia and it have a flower !
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    It was a mission to take a photo of the flower as it is very small.
     
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    AWESOME!!!!
     
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    Nice. 8)
     
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    nice man how is the rotala macranda doing they say it cant grow emo
     
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    Its about 10cm high and against the top of the containers lid.

    I'll take a close up photo of it tomorrow.
     
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    Very very cool Gdt!!!! 8)
    I have also started a emersed almost like you have got going, and its nice seing the plants growing in a emersed way
     
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    Very nice setup!
     
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    looking good!

    you should really label your plants :)
     
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    100%, I'll have them labelled on the next update.
     
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    sheww!!! im very impressed!

    your photography is amazing!

    Q:how much sun does this get?
     
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    Looking very impressive, but now you need to be brave and hold your hat !

    Dissolve a few grains of Guanasol in water, just enough so that the water is slightly off colour as it's potent stuff, then use a large syringe to wet the soil arround the plants, try not to wet the leaves as some types burn with even the weakest mixture. Shut your eyes for ten days and check out the transformation !

    On second thoughts, perhaps you are not after rapid growth anyway....so please ignore.

    I agree with Raymond, you might have to pot certain plants, so they can be easily separated or moved and prevented from growng into a matted jungle. Your glosso might over take everything, well that's what happned to me.
     
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    How's about an update?
     
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    haha,

    I'll post an update once summer is back.
     
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    Here's a update after the winter and now that spring is here:

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    Some flowers:

    Ammania Gracilis

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    Bacopa sp Japan (Rotala Green)

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    Wow looking goof man
     

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