Emersed aquatic plants with carnivorous plant layout

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  1. Dinky

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    Came across this while browsing and thought I'd share. It's just "wow!"

    Enjoy!

    Aquatic Plant Central

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    I have just started growing CP and i really like this
     
  4. Marius Swart

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    Dis blerrie nice :captain:
     
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    @LunaTic - this idea would certainly be a very interesting and beautiful way to put the CP on display.

    @Marius Swart - Lol! Blerrie nice is nou net die woord. Voordeel van so tank is dat 'n mens ten minste nie hoef te worry oor die visse wat emmer skop of mekaar vir ontbyt mistake nie!
     
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    lol ja dis waar, klink na n beter opsie amper
     
  7. Ray Port Elizabeth

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    ok, don't mean to burst your bubble but how long do you think this tank will be interesting for without fish activity and behaviour? also will this tank ever bring you the excitement like that moment you see eggs in the tank? I think not. don't get me wrong it's beautiful but it's a bit like alcohol free beer if you know what I mean?
     
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    I want to try something like this, without the CP.
    Anyone wants to give me some advice, regarding substrate and lighting.

    Or a heads up, what not to do.

    This will be a show tank in my office.
     
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    @Rickus,

    Substrate - I would go for a peat (60%, river sand 20%, perlite 20%) mix

    Lighting - I grew carnivorous plants many years ago under ordinary flourescent tubes.
     
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    @Reedfish Thank you.

    I am only going to try aquatic and plants that can handle a wet substrate. Not going for the CP, yet.
     
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    @Rickus,

    Utricularia can certainly handle very wet substrate.
    As can Sarracenias and certain Drosera (as long as the leaves don't get covered by water).
     
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