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Old 01-17-2016, 04:32 PM
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Looks good! Are you planning on putting a water bowl in there? In my experience my azureus like to hang out in the water bowl quite a bit
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Ok, thanks for the input I'll move the air plant to a drier spot. Could I just mount the orchid in a spot the minsters miss? Cause it would still be humid, but it wouldn't be sprayed directly
I think it's worth a try.
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I use green fishing line from Walmart. It's called EZ Braid Spiderwire. I originally starting using this stuff for planted aquariums and it lasts forever even under water.

I really like the way the wood sticks out on the left. I think a few real nice orchids or mini gesneriads would make it really stand out. For other plants, I would try and stick with smaller varieties that would accent the wood and help it look like roots coming across. Some Soleirolia soleirolii or Pilea glauca for ground cover and maybe Pellaea 'Glowstar'. It stays fairly small for me.
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Looks good! Are you planning on putting a water bowl in there? In my experience my azureus like to hang out in the water bowl quite a bit
I might, but I might also get a few leucamelas instead and make another viv for the cobalt... Not sure yet
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I think it's worth a try.
I'll try it then
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I use green fishing line from Walmart. It's called EZ Braid Spiderwire. I originally starting using this stuff for planted aquariums and it lasts forever even under water.

I really like the way the wood sticks out on the left. I think a few real nice orchids or mini gesneriads would make it really stand out. For other plants, I would try and stick with smaller varieties that would accent the wood and help it look like roots coming across. Some Soleirolia soleirolii or Pilea glauca for ground cover and maybe Pellaea 'Glowstar'. It stays fairly small for me.
Thanks for the tips! I've already got my eye on some Pilea glauca at a local shop, and I've collected a fern species that I've mounted before (sorry, don't know the name) would you be able to tell me your favorite/best species of mini gesneriad for mounting? I've never worked with them before. Thanks
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Some more plants: Im getting some more bromeliads, maybe 1 or 2 more air plants, a few pilea glauca, and a few others




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The tank is looking great, but I'm still confused as to how you did drainage, there's hardly any room under the soil if at all. I would really hate for such a good looking tank to become swamped
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The tank is looking great, but I'm still confused as to how you did drainage, there's hardly any room under the soil if at all. I would really hate for such a good looking tank to become swamped
So far it's draining well, this is twice as much drainage as is on my original cobalt tank. Also, the plants (all but one) that I got for the ground level do well with reasonably saturated soil.
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Looks good! Are you putting any mosses on the ground?
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Looks good! Are you putting any mosses on the ground?
Probably only a little, I like the look the leaf litter gives
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I bought five new plants and I've done some planting, so I'll get some pictures when I get home today.
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is that really a 20L its seems so tall compared to mine?
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is that really a 20L its seems so tall compared to mine?
It is, I never thought it to be very tall
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Sorry for terrible quality on this picture I've got some more planting to do but here's a start


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