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Old 03-13-2018, 06:12 AM
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This tank was recently setup, so far the only plants in it are an assortment of broms I had in need of a home. I also have moss mix spread all over the driftwood. what I really want is for there to be dense foliage around the trunk of the wood, with the branches poking out of the brush. I would greatly appreciate any recommendations on fast, dense-growing epiphytes, or anything you guys might think is suitable for the vivarium. dimensions are 18x18x36
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"I really want ... on fast, dense-growing epiphytes"

When you say fast and dense, I think of Ficus pumila or Marcgravia rectiflora.
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This tank was recently setup, so far the only plants in it are an assortment of broms I had in need of a home. I also have moss mix spread all over the driftwood. what I really want is for there to be dense foliage around the trunk of the wood, with the branches poking out of the brush. I would greatly appreciate any recommendations on fast, dense-growing epiphytes, or anything you guys might think is suitable for the vivarium. dimensions are 18x18x36
How about a Korean Rock Fern?
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Ficus pumila, Ficus pumila quercifolia, marcgravia rectiflora, Dischidia ruscifolia, Pellionia repens or Pellionia pulchra, these are just a couple of the ones I have that I think grow fairly quickly in relation to other plants. Ficus pumila is practically a weed.
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Not fast, but there are a few epiphytic ferns that would give you a dense look:
Asplenium Fragrans and Pyrrosia lanceolata/nummularifolia
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Lemmaphyllum microphyllum "small round form" is another great epiphytic fern. It's slower than Ficus but better-behaved in the long run. It is my favorite "wood cover" fern - and it will grow well atop rocks and moss too.
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Thanks for the recommendations. Can anyone think of some orchid species that are larger/ more leafy?

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Thanks for the recommendations. Can anyone think of some orchid species that are larger/ more leafy?

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How big are we talking about?
Masdevallia and Pleurothallis are the ones that come to mind.
I would recommend checking Andy's Orchids as you can filter your search to vivarium friendly Orchids and see which ones you like.
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What type of tank is that?!
I really like it!
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