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Acclimating Cryptocoryne to Emersed Growth

Cryptocorynes can be acclimated to emersed growth with some work and patience.  These aroids are prone to melting back to the rhizome but they will grow back readily if left unaltered.  We see cryptocornes usually submerged at the local fish store and others hobbyists usually offer the plants in trade …

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Why Biotope One Advocates Hobbyist Propagation

Anyone perusing through the Biotope One website probably and hopefully has noticed the amount of information regarding plants and propagating them.  Hobbyists can grow a lot of plants in their free time.  Not only does it help save money but it also helps reduce the strain on some wild plants …

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Small Window Sill Biotop Jar

I wanted to make something that was simple to do and had aquarium plants.  This method is called many things, wabi sabi, insularium, wabi kusa, emersed, among others.  To begin with I found a suitable jar that I could use.  This one came from IKEA and I claimed it for …

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Home Plant Tissue Culture Made Easy

More and more plant tissue cultured aquarium plants are coming available.  They’re becoming affordable too and we can see them in many shops regularly now.  Most plants already in tissue culture can easily be put into multiplication cultures so that you too can grow masses of plants easily.  They even …

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Making Your Own Custom Potting Soil

potting soil media

Potting soil is really just a soilless plant medium.   You can make your own potting soil if you have a little time and a little knowledge about what is required for a potting medium.  Some plants require differing soil contents, drainage, and texture.  The only other necessity is the ingredients …

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