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#21 NewComs

 
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:25 AM

What size is this tank?
It looks simply sublime :D

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:56 AM

Fantastic looking plants and landscape! How do you monitor the watering?



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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments :thumbsup:

does the glass stay clear or go green

The humidity is low, so they glass does not get any moisture for the moss to grow on.

Is that a pygmy or D. paradoxa growing with the cephs?

They are pygmy's. Drosera occidentalis and Drosera pulchella.

What size is this tank?

Approximately 18" x 12" x 12"

How do you monitor the watering?

There is LECA in the base, topped by a weed membrane and then the soil atop of that. When I water, it flows through the soil into the layer of LECA in the base. I add enough water to fill the voids between the LECA and re-water when it empties.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 13:08 PM

Ah, D. occidentalis, that explains the spindly appearance. Everything looks really great, have you considered adding D. hamiltonii as well?

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 17:44 PM

I am in awe mate, what an amazing display....How do you water a set up like this without it getting stagnant, or is there drainage in the bottom of the tank?.
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 17:58 PM

have you considered adding D. hamiltonii as well?

I had considered that, but it get a little larger than the pygmy's and I think the tall flowers would get scorched by the lights.

How do you water a set up like this without it getting stagnant, or is there drainage in the bottom of the tank?

It relies on the LECA in the base, which fills with water when watered but because I then let it empty it then draws in air.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 00:03 AM

Fair enough. Once again, the tanks looks superb!

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 22:27 PM

Looks great but your works done there..... i think you should sell it to me at a bargain price and move onto your next project :biggrin:

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 14:18 PM

wow just noticed this thread... that is awsome mate! :) looks stunning

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 18:46 PM

Wooooow, soooo beautiful ;))

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:55 AM

Wow !! Very very nice bro !!

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 19:06 PM

Really beautiful :give_heart: !