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    I'm definitely interested in seeing how this works for you...looks great!
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    Very natural looking. What mineral media is in the pots ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riceman View Post
    Very natural looking. What mineral media is in the pots ?
    Yeah that was kinda my goal.. to make it look like a natural growing environment..

    If I recall correctly, I used equal parts APS, coarse silica sand, and pumice, with added Iron oxide powder..

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    Very nicely done!

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    Will the roots eventually grow into the pores of the rock and anchor the plants down, or will they just hang out in the loose media?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketcaver View Post
    Will the roots eventually grow into the pores of the rock and anchor the plants down, or will they just hang out in the loose media?
    I tried to use as little media as possible to encourage that.. so the roots grow through the bit of media and into the rock...

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    I see. Thanks.

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    A little update on the lighting situation... Picked up 3, foot long T5 fixtures designed to go under cabnets and whatnot, and mounted them to the underside of the shelf above the rock... I had seen them at Walmart previously but originally decided not to buy them due to the fact that I figured it'd be damn near impossible to find 12" T5 replacement bulbs for them.. But I was looking through one of our local wholesalers catolog at work yesterday and discovered they carried a Coralife ColorMax T5 in 12" so figured it'd be worth it to give the fixtures a try... Going to order a couple of those bulbs to help balance out the color because its a bit too yellow for my taste.. Not as yellow as these photos make it look, but def more yellow then I prefer...

    Anywho, here's a few quick pics...






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