Vishaquatics' August 2020 Update

Vishaquatics

August 2020 News:
I just wanted to give an update of this busy August month. This August has been extremely busy and fruitful, with tons of new additions and improvements on my farm. Earlier this month, I had an equipment failure in my main production tub which caused quite a few plants to die off and a large algae bloom. Unfortunately, I had to toss out many plants, thoroughly clean the entire 18 square-foot basin, and then sterilize everything including the substrate. It took many days to complete this, but I have finally been able to replant my farm and plants should be ready within the next two to three weeks (possibly sooner).

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During this time, I have also set up a new 20 gallon long farm tank to grow a variety of plants including various ludwigias and water wisteria. The stand is DIY and just made from 2x4s. This farm tank is exciting as it will let me experiment to drive plant growth to maximal speeds with great coloration. The ludwigia rubin in this photo started as just 1" trimmings around 9-10 days ago. Now, they are over 6 inches tall with a decent recent system. Just the magic of high lighting, good CO2 and flow, heavy fertilization, and some plain sand substrate.

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Finally, I have also been in the process of building a small greenhouse from scratch. From 3D modeling, to cutting, to finally putting it all together, this greenhouse has been quite a bit of work. This greenhouse will help me to grow my mother plants outdoors during the fall/winter season. The pictures attached below show the base frame of the greenhouse (not yet completed) and some of my mother plants.

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Cody

That much growth in 10 days! Wow!
 

Vishaquatics

That much growth in 10 days! Wow!
Yea, I wish I had taken a before picture to show just how small the trimmings were. The trimmings were planted on August 24th, but the ridiculous amount of CO2, light, and fertilizers that I'm providing have caused most of the plants to just shoot up. I think it may also have to do with the fact that I used emersed trimmings. The emersed plants have a tendency to have huge spurts of growth when initially submerged so that the transition process can be completely ASAP.
 

RonoM

Hey Vishaquatics, are you shipping plants now? I am just starting a 40g breeder and would like some recommendations and prices. I don't have any CO2, so I'm looking for easy to grow plants.
 

Vishaquatics

Hey Vishaquatics, are you shipping plants now? I am just starting a 40g breeder and would like some recommendations and prices. I don't have any CO2, so I'm looking for easy to grow plants.
I'm going to PM you

EDIT: Since you are a new member, I cannot send a PM until you have 50 messages. The moderators of this forum have asked me not to sell to members with less than 50 messages. Once you have reached this threshold, please feel free to reach out and I will contact you ASAP
 

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