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    Starting a ceph planted terrarium

    It's still in the beginning stage but I was inspired by mobile's thread and decided to copy




    I have a bubbler underneath it all. Didn't know if I would use it to suck excess water out or blow bubbles. Still up in the air. The current peat is washed, as is the sand but I'm not confidant the sand was thoroughly washed so I may start over. Other than that I just feel like I need to add another 4 inches of soil mix. Is there anything I am missing?

    Soil mix is sand/peat

    The plant setup will be a few:
    Cephalotus
    Utics
    Sundews
    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks is for your input

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    Avoid the use of utrics. IMO they'll eventually overrun the media.

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    I think that you need the media depth to be greater. Utricularia add some interest and make a nice display, think hard first about which ones you want though, as once they have established they are impossible to remove. Martin Hingst has a beautiful Cephalotus tank here: http://www.cpukforum.com/forum/index...howtopic=24332

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    I have added almost twice the soil now. The middle is about 1" deep. The sides are up to 7 ish.



    Thanks for your feedback!

    I almost considered Martians middle mound setup, but I still favor the mounds on the sides.

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    My soil depth is approximately 3" at the front and 6" at the back peaks.

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    martins tank

    not sure if this is allowed.
    moderators can remove this post if necessary. just though this pic was amazing.

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    holy crap thats a fat pile of cephage!!!! :O

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    I think I've read where some people where successful using those ceramic balls you have in the bottom of the tank.
    I think it's a 25 lbs box of those I have and was going to use on my CP's....
    Made a few test pots up. Killed everything I put in with them.
    They work great on my orchids.... I only have 5. That 25 lbs box is gonna last me a long time....


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