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Low-tech Paludarium

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by flyingSquirrel, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. flyingSquirrel

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    Greetings from a noob and new member to this site. I thought I'd share a pic of my recently set up paludarium. It's very low-tech and has no climate control, no misters, etc. I hand water everything. There's a couple 40mm computer fans in a custom assembly at the top of the tank but I plan on redesigning that part. I am excited to join this community and learn more about orchids. Unfortunately I have recently become addicted and consumed by miniature orchids...it's too bad (and good) that I don't have room for more growing areas :p

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    Plant list:

    Orchids/Orchidaceae --
    Ascocentrum pumilum
    Dendrobium jenkinsii
    Dendrobium lichenastrum / Davejonesia lichenastrum (Dendrobium)
    Pleurothallis corniculata

    Aroids/Araceae --
    Anubias barteri var. nana 'Narrowleaf'
    Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'
    Cryptocoryne balansae
    Cryptocoryne lutea
    Cryptocoryne wendtii no id (probably 'Tropica')

    Bromeliads/Bromeliaceae --
    Neoregelia 'Chiquita Linda'
    Neoregelia 'Dartanion'
    Neoregelia 'Red Bird' x 'Fireball'
    Neoregelia 'Small Fry'

    Dischidia/Apocynaceae
    Dischidia nummularia
    Dischida ruscifolia

    Ferns/Pteridophyta --
    Bolbitis heteroclita
    Lemmaphyllum microphyllum
    Microgramma no id
    Microsorum pteropus 'Narrowleaf'
    Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'

    Fern allies
    Isoetes velata var varsicula

    Gesneriads/Gesneriaceae --
    Columnea microphylla
    Sinningia sp. 'Rio das Piedras'

    Menyanthaceae
    Nymphoides aquatica

    Moss/Bryophytes --
    Vesicularia dubyana

    Piperaceae --
    Peperomia prostrata

    Scrophulariaceae
    Hemianthus callitrichoides

    Tillandsia/Bromeliaceae > Tillandsioideae --
    Tillandsia andreana x funckiana
    Tillandsia bandensis
    Tillandsia Califano (baileyi x ionantha)
    Tillandsia ionantha v. stricta forma fastigiata 'Peanut'
    Tillandsia ionantha no id
    Tillandsia loliacea
    Tillandsia no id (species?)

    Misc
    Monosolenium tenerum (liverwort)??? Or lomariopsis fern gametophyte?
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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    That is FANTASTIC
     
  3. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Love it, thanks for the pic.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    This is amazing. Do you have fish or inverts in the water section or is it strictly plants?
     
  5. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Yes, wow! That is utterly freaking awesome. Well done.
     
  6. flyingSquirrel

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    Thank you everybody, for your kind remarks! I can't wait to get more minis!
     
  7. flyingSquirrel

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    Thank you. Right now it's just plants. Originally it was supposed to be for my firebelly newt but there are a few concerns I have right now so I don't want to move the newt in yet.
     
  8. gnathaniel

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    Wow! Really beautiful setup. I especially like the Nymphoides aquatica.
     
  9. This_guy_Bri

    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    looks great!
     
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    Awesome!
    Yeah once you are hooked on miniatures you can not keep them out of your head...
    Addition at its best:p
    Good luck
     
  11. Alexis

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    Well done! Very appealing set up.
     
  12. flyingSquirrel

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    It's too late for me, I just ordered EIGHT orchids from Andy's :eek:
    'Addition' at its best? How about 'subtraction'...from my bank account :p
     
  13. flyingSquirrel

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    Six months later...an update...

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    29 Gallon Paludarium Plant List - around 50+ species (not counting individual moss/liverwort/fern sporelings, etc)

    Acanthaceae --
    Hygrophila pinnatifida

    Aroids/Araceae --
    Anubias barteri var. nana 'Narrowleaf'
    Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'
    Cryptocoryne balansae
    Cryptocoryne lutea
    Cryptocoryne wendtii no id (probably 'Tropica')

    Bromeliads/Bromeliaceae --
    Neoregelia 'Chiquita Linda'
    Neoregelia 'Dartanion'
    Neoregelia 'Red Bird' x 'Fireball'
    Neoregelia 'Small Fry'

    Carnivorous plants -Droseraceae
    Drosera spatulata

    Carnivorous plants -Lentibulariaceae
    Utricularia sandersonii

    Dischidia/Apocynaceae
    Dischidia nummularia
    Dischida ruscifolia

    Ferns/Pteridophyta --
    Bolbitis heteroclita
    Lemmaphyllum microphyllum
    Microsorum pteropus 'Narrowleaf'
    Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov'
    Polypodium polypodiodes
    Pyrrosia nummularifolia
    Fern no id #1
    Fern no id #2
    Fern no id #3

    Fern allies
    Isoetes velata var varsicula

    Gesneriads/Gesneriaceae --
    Columnea microphylla
    Sinningia muscicola (aka 'Rio das Piedras')

    Lomariopsidaceae
    Subwassertang (Lomariopsis fern aquatic gametophyte)

    Menyanthaceae
    Nymphoides aquatica

    Moss/Bryophytes & Liverworts/Marchantiophyta --
    Vesicularia dubyana
    Miscellaneous moss and liverwort

    Orchids/Orchidaceae --
    Ascocentrum pumilum
    Bulbophyllum alagense 'small form'
    Bulbophyllum catenarium
    Bulbophyllum maquilingense
    Bulbophyllum minutulum
    Bulbophyllum ovalifolium
    Bulbophyllum striatellum
    Bulbophyllum "Rusty" (no id)
    Dendrobium lichenastrum / Davejonesia lichenastrum (Dendrobium)
    Dryadella zebrina
    Haraella odorata
    Masdevallia bucculenta
    Masdevallia erinacea
    Pleurothallis resupinata
    Schoenorchis fragrans
    Sophronitis cernua

    Piperaceae --
    Peperomia prostrata

    Scrophulariaceae
    Hemianthus callitrichoides

    Selaginellaceae
    Selaginella diffusa ? (id not trusted)

    Tillandsia/Bromeliaceae > Tillandsioideae --
    Tillandsia bandensis
    Tillandsia no id (species?)
     
  14. Marni

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    Fabulous!
     
  15. Zack

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    Looks like it's growing in very nicely!
     
  16. flyingSquirrel

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    Thanks Marni! I've only been on here a few times and lurked a little bit, but I've seen some of your pics and orchids, and checked out your site. Very nice stuff!
     
  17. flyingSquirrel

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    Indeed it is sir. Not only have the original plants grown in, and a bunch of moss, but also I added a *bleep*load of plants over the 6 months. As you can see, I am slightly obsessed with miniature orchids
     
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    Great display!