I want to add a small section with some terrestrial emersed plants (like terrarium plants)

dw1305

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Hi all,
I’m not too sure how I would go along with doing this? Any advice?
The easiest way is just to plant <"Cryptocoryne spp. etc"> in the raised section and allow them to grow out into the air.

Not everything will be successful, as you've just found out Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus) needs very high humidity to grow emersed, but a lot of other plants are fine. @Edvet has a tank where Java Fern has grown on a sponge, but most people have failed with it out of the water.

We have a number of members who've been successful with terrarium sections. Have a look at @Tim Harrison's <"Windswept Eternity">, <"Suitable emersed..."> and <"....Shallow Wabi-Kusa....">.

cheers Darrel
 

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Also, be conscious of how much of your heater you have out of water, probably more than there should be.
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