Using an aquarium

golden_ca_2000(BC Canada)February 7, 2008

Have any of you used an old aquarium for growing your babies in? My babies are growing soo slowly so I wondered if I could use an old aquarium and line all my babies up in there and add a little bit of water and turn on the light for a few hours a day. What I am wondering though is if I water these babies this way do you think they will get to wet and I will have another problem. I normally water from the top so I have never tried it this way. I have been growing these violet leaves since June and it seems to be taking an awefully long time - I thought maybe the warmth and the humidity might help? Any suggestions or comments??

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
irina_co(z5 CO)

Golden =

it will work - if you put a very light soil - 1:1:1 plus even more perlite, wicks, and a mat on a bottom. You water the mat - just to keep it slightly wet. if you have a piece of acrilic blankie -it will work - but if you do not - you can use several paper towels or several sheets of a newspaper - at the time it will fall apart - your babies will be already going. The secret - is to keep them humid, but never sitting in water. You can put a layer of perlite on the bottom of solo cups with leaves.

I use plastic domes on the trays -with the same treatment- and when they are growing strong - I can gradually lift the domes.

Even when your babies are grown - your aquarium can host episcias - especially the variegated ones, miniature sinningias - and whatever likes terrarium culture.


    Bookmark   February 7, 2008 at 9:54PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Looking for miniature AV culture advice
Boy, that title should open me up to a comment or two....or...
What is happening to my African Violet leaves?
The edges are getting pale and brown and drying up....
Propagate and Sell Registered AVs?
I am getting into propagating and growing AVs and was...
Picasso african violet leaf, leaves
I desperately wish to grow the PICASSO african violettes....
Worm castings
Has anyone actually used these? A year or more ago,...
Sponsored Products
Black Five-Tier Ladder Bookcase
$104.99 | zulily
Thermostatic Shower System & Curved Arm, Slide Rail Kit & 4 Body Jets
Hudson Reed
Juno 6" Drop Opal Shower Recessed Light Trim
$24.98 | Lamps Plus
HGTV HOME Voyage Wooden Up Light Table Lamp Brown - HGTV155
$110.00 | Hayneedle
Mosaic Tile Tumbler
$119.00 | FRONTGATE
Campania International Bluebell Garden Statue - S-467 - NATURAL
$74.99 | Hayneedle
Fagor Dual Technology Digital Toaster Oven
Allie Handmade Abstract Orange/Cream Wool Rug (5' x 7'6)
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™