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I took a 10 gallon tank and got some plants and put them in it.
I took some chicken wire and made a false bottom for drainage.
I have a plant and aquarium bulb on it and a makeshift foil hood for now until I get my fixture up and going. Probably gonna put another grow bulb on it soon.
The fixture will have two flouresant bulbs and two cfls when I get it working.
I placed some water in the bottom that will evaporate and raise the humidity.
I mist them daily a couple times.
Currently I have a pothos, philodendron, some star plants and 2 bromeliads and an arrowhead plant.

Am I heading in the right direction with this?
Also are those pink star pups ready to be seperated? I think propagated is the term
Any tips on how to make the tank better? I thought about covering all the sides with white paper to keep the light in...
Thanks for the help...here is a few pics
















 

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as long as those bulbs are 5500 to 6700k you should be in good shape.
Here is one of the bulbs.....it says 90k?....idk how to read this stuff haha
The other is a Marineland bulb and I have no idea what it's putting out







Ignore the stuff behind the bulbs :p
It took forever to uploads these in my house from my mobile haha
 

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the 90k you are reading is actually the color rendering index. That just means on a scale of 0-100, the bulb is 90% true to showing the colors of things as they actually are under direct daylight. 90 is pretty good actually. It looks to me that the bulb doesn't have the color temperature listed, but to me it looks like it is somewhere between 6500 and 8000k. You should be alright with that bulb, but if you find any that say "natural daylight" that would be better.

Wait until the pups on the cryptanthis are at least 1/3-1/2 the size of the mother plant before removing.


hahahahahahahaha! i just noticed the box of condoms in the background! thats hilarious! ahahahaha you just made my day :D (btw durex is better ;))
 

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I'd say width. The bigger they are, the better off they will be when removed
Are we still talking about vivs or what was behind them? LOL

Looks pretty good for a growout tank...
 
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