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    Exo-Terra Nano Tall Setups

    I've recently started moving the bulk of my plants into more landscaped setups in an effort to reduce my weekly maintanance time. So partly due to practical reasons and mainly due to odd compulsions I have .

    First up is this one that I'm planning on allowing Utricularia rostrata to run amok in. So far I have not had the Utric stick, I'm being very careful not to introduce another Utric or moss. Just added the 2nd flower stalk earlier this week.

    Utricularia rostrata Project 22 Oct 2011 by randallsimpson, on Flickr

    Here is the one I am currently working on. I should have all the piece together this weekend and start adding plants next week.

    Utricularia fulva Project Setup 1 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
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    Oh nice, love your terrarium setups. What's going in the empty one?
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    Terrestrial utrics do not seem to latch on wood very well. If I may make a suggestion, use a moss such as Java moss (found at tropical fish stores) and place it on the wood. Put the utricularia on top of the moss. use fishing line to tie both the moss and utric on the wood. By doing this the moss will provide an anchor/substrate to grow off of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
    Oh nice, love your terrarium setups. What's going in the empty one?
    Utricularia fulva will be in the mud, the rest will depend on what I can fit were.

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    Terrestrial utrics do not seem to latch on wood very well. If I may make a suggestion, use a moss such as Java moss (found at tropical fish stores) and place it on the wood. Put the utricularia on top of the moss. use fishing line to tie both the moss and utric on the wood. By doing this the moss will provide an anchor/substrate to grow off of.
    I'm mainly putting the Utric's in the medium, I don't really want them to climb onto the wood area much as they will chock out orchids given the chance. There is a reason moss is a four letter word...I've went to great lengths to keep it out of these tanks .

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    hahaha. ahhhh..... okeydokey.

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    Awesome stuff there! How are all your other tanks doing?
    I'd love to see a "tour" post with new shots of each of your setups!



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    Looks like a great start. Can't wait to see updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Awesome stuff there! How are all your other tanks doing?
    I'd love to see a "tour" post with new shots of each of your setups!



    All assorted moss, liverwort and assorted bryophyte donations may be sent to me directly at:
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    Well its not a tour but here is the top half where these tanks are at. Can't really get a photo of the bottom part.


    DSC_0500 by Simprs, on Flickr

    As for mosses and other evil stuff, just send me some postage, I'm about to remove alot of these.

    There is a piece of driftwood under there somewhere....

    DSC_0496 by Simprs, on Flickr

    HC and random stuff...note the barren area...someone wanted some...rrrriiiiiipppppp .

    DSC_0497 by Simprs, on Flickr

    About 50% emersed growth riccia and 25% some type of grassy thing. On a side note. I love emersed growth riccia, I was not aware it grew that way. I'll definately be using it in the future.

    DSC_0499 by Simprs, on Flickr


    There all done with the EVIL STUFF!!!


    Anyway back on topic, here is another one setup for Utricularia sandsonii 'Blue'


    Utricularia sandersonii 'Blue' Project 29 Oct 2011 by randallsimpson, on Flickr

    Here is the volunteer all ready putting on weight, started with 1-2 leaves.


    Utricularia sandersonii 'Blue' 29 Oct 2011 Close-up by randallsimpson, on Flickr

    Progress of Utric fulva's future home, still playing around with the mud levels. Thinking I want a slope and have to allow the mud to dry some to harden up so it will retain the shape more over time when wet. Sounds weird but it seems to work.


    Utricularia fulva Project Setup 2 by randallsimpson, on Flickr
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