Have fun with terrarium

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  1. AnhBui

    AnhBui Member

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    I accidentally found three leftover wooden wine boxes, while my colleagues were doing storage cleanup. Well it's time to bring them a new life

    Chosen plants are hardy and they require less care and water, and plant base is made of dried coconut shells. I applied some aquascaping techniques and they are really helpful

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    And this is its video I filmed yesterday

     
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  2. AnhBui

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    Today I created another terrarium from my old aquarium. I took down it two weeks ago, cleaned the tank

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    Compare to planted tank I can say maintaining a terrarium is cheaper and easier to control. Depend on your budget you can either use dirt or any substrate available

    My experiment of mixing dried coconut shells with aquarium substrate has proven that it provides enough nutrients and has the ability of maintaining moisture for plants

    Here is how I started

    Positioning wood

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    Preparing plants

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    I bought these plants from GreenCubic. And unfortunately I don’t know exactly their names

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    Placing my plants and visualizing how it does look

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    Adding base layer of dried coconut shells
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    I normally don’t take pictures of my progress. It’s because of my work habits. Once I start I don’t want to lose my focus. And there is nothing secret here. My steps are
    1. Add plants
    2. Cover root by a layer of substrate and then another layer of coconut shell and a thin layer of substrate for final touches

    Now let’s enjoy my final terrarium scape

    Misty forest

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    View from top

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    View from the right
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    View from the left
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    Fern and I love it
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    Clear up
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    And finally video of it

     
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  3. AnhBui

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    Made another terrarium for friend. Low cost and easy to maintain. Whole system is using natural sunlight and you can keep it moist by a spray bottle daily

     
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    My fern collection is getting bigger

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    Created another open top 360 viewing terrarium. Most plants are local

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  6. AnhBui

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    Create one more

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    Have you thought of using a fogger for misting the whole system?
     
  9. AnhBui

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    No, it does not need to invest such systems. Just spray bottle is enough
     
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    Air plants? cool! :D
     
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  11. AnhBui

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    Creating another. Aquascaping has great influences on my creation

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    Created two small sized vivariums this week



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    Can you give some info on the plants used
     
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    They are several terrestrial fern species, Crassula arborescens, Anoectochilus roxburghi, wild collected mosses
     
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