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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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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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Micro Planted Tank

This 1.75g vase turned 30 months on the 26 of November 2015. It has a dirt base with med gravel cap. It houses red Rili shrimp and by the look of it, they really enjoy the vase. The key to having s successful cryptocoryne species vase is to let it …

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