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Outdoor tub Collection

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:52 am
by KarthikC
Hi guys,

Just wanted to share my outdoor containers collection. After a lot of trial and error with substrate, fish and plants, finally I seem to have found relatively a good balance in them.

Container #1: female betta tub
Size: 1.5' radius and 2' depth.
Substrate: garden soil.
Other hardware: one brick, I use stones, bricks because at the time of water change, direct impact of water wi disturb the substrate.
Plants: large echinodorous x 3, Cryptocoryne Spiralis x 1, ludwigia sedoides x 2, Cryptocoryne wendtii (not seen in the pic): 6, a huge bunch of najas indica and few lilies, one bunch of ludwigia ovalis.
Inhabitants: 4 female HMPK betta
Wc: once a week, top up: often.

Pic:
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Cheers,

Karthik

Re: Outdoor tub Collection

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:14 pm
by KarthikC
The beautiful Ludwigia Sedoides closeup

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Cheers,

Karthik

Re: Outdoor tub Collection

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:32 pm
by sukhpal
Nice

Re: Outdoor tub Collection

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:57 pm
by rahul
this is what i call complete hobby. its not limited to indoors rather it reaches out to nature.

Outdoor tub Collection

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:08 pm
by KarthikC
Thanks Rahul. Yeah. I'm making more adjustments like placing rocks around the tubs and filling with soil to grow something to give a more natural feel. But that's a long term plan. Let's see how it shapes up :)

Cheers,

Karthik

Re: Outdoor tub Collection

PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:09 pm
by KarthikC
sukhpal wrote:Nice


Thanks!

Re: Outdoor tub Collection

PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:58 am
by Kalyan
Hi Karthik .. nice to see your outdoor setup . Can you tell me more about this plant Ludwigia Sedoides ? Can this be kept as a floating plant in aquarium with medium lights and no ferts ?

Re: Outdoor tub Collection

PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:25 am
by KarthikC
Kalyan wrote:Hi Karthik .. nice to see your outdoor setup . Can you tell me more about this plant Ludwigia Sedoides ? Can this be kept as a floating plant in aquarium with medium lights and no ferts ?


Thanks Kalyan. Ludwigia sedoides needs high light. Only sunlight works in it's favour. Although I've seen some buggers in other forums claiming they've grown in in aquaria, i wouldn't really suggest it. 1.: if u get ultra high light, you will definitely get algae attack if the other parameters aren't correct. 2.: this plant is going to spread all over the surface and block the light anyway! Why take chance in beautiful tanks?

If you want to use it in outdoor tubs, you can root it in the substrate and watch the lovely plant grow. No ferts needed when they're in the outside containers.

Cheers,

Karthik

Re: Outdoor tub Collection

PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:19 am
by Kalyan
Thank you for your reply . I was thinking to keep that in my Discus tank which is bare bottom with medium lights. Maybe i can give a try atleast. What say ?

Re: Outdoor tub Collection

PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:42 am
by KarthikC
I wouldnt really suggest this plant. Maybe you can try some foxtail. :)

Cheers,

Karthik