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hydrophyte 12-05-2018 05:24 PM

Vinarium - Dojō Terrarium
 
Vinarium - Dojō Terrarium

It's been a while since I did a setup journal!

I'm starting a new project here with my 65-gallon tank and a pretty specific concept in mind: a planting to feature botanically interesting vines. Among the vines/lianas are some really cool plants and I've started a list with selections to hunt for.

I got the enclosure emptied out after it was set up with a not very well-maintained aquarium planting. This tank has been around for a few years and most of the glass has a hazy etched blemish. I will have to spend a few hours polishing with cerium oxide to clear it up, but only the front. I'm not gonna worry about the rear panel and sides...

https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...g?format=1000w

Here's one plant I have on-hand already for this project, a Freycinetia sp.. The foliage on this one is kind of big and coarse, but the vine is easy to prune to control spread...

https://static1.squarespace.com/stat...g?format=1000w

More soon!

DPfarr 12-06-2018 01:22 AM

I’d love to see Lapageria in a tank.

hydrophyte 12-06-2018 01:45 AM

Re: Vinarium - Dojō Terrarium
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DPfarr (Post 3051754)
I’d love to see Lapageria in a tank.

That sounds like a good candidate! Thanks for the tip. It's off in its own obscure family, so it fits the bill as botanically interesting. It's also funny for being a monocot that grows like a vine. Do you think it could be pruned to control spread? I want to try to fit at least a dozen different plants in here.

It looks as though Lapageria is related to Smilax, which are also pretty interesting. I ordered some S. bona-nox seeds the other night, although I also read they are difficult to sprout. The foliage of this plant sometimes shows a unique mottling pattern...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...x_bona-nox.jpg
(Wikimedia Commons image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...x_bona-nox.jpg)

hydrophyte 12-06-2018 02:19 AM

Re: Vinarium - Dojō Terrarium
 

DPfarr 12-06-2018 03:29 AM

It doesn’t grow voraciously, but like many vines it would probably do better in a 90cm tall than a 60.

hydrophyte 12-06-2018 11:51 AM

Re: Vinarium - Dojō Terrarium
 
I'll probably try it from seed. There are a few cheap seed sources for it.

Formosa 12-06-2018 12:05 PM

Look forward to seeing what you place in there. I'm a big vine fan myself, love email.

Keep pictures coming as it progresses 🙂

Dr. Manhattan 12-14-2018 10:56 PM

Cerium oxide can take scratches out of glass ? I'd like to learn more on this.


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