Bonsai in Aquariums

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Bonsai in Aquariums

Post  Ryan on Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:14 pm

Hey everyone,

Just thought I would share this technique with everyone. I live in a non tropical climate and I have trouble getting aerial roots to form on my trees even when they're outdoors in the summer. So, I came up with a plan. I have set up an aquarium in a bright windowsill in my tree room. I placed a small container of water in the aquarium and placed an ultrasonic humidifier inside of that. The ultrasonic humidifier creates up to 100% humidity inside the tank. I cover the top with plastic wrap, then uncover it by night to allow the flow of fresh air. I have also placed a heating mat underneath of the tank for extra heat. So far after a week of the trees being in the tank, I am already starting to see some aerial roots forming. The most significant are on one of my ficus. It is a Ficus Ginseng and it looks like a potato. Here are some pictures of the project:




And here is a video (you have to click on it):



Happy Thanksgiving!


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Post  Storm on Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:26 pm

Hey, you say you open it at night? Well, that got me thinking...
If I wash clothes, and I wait too long, leaving me with 2 full racks of clothing drying in my livingroom, my windows the morning after would be soaking in water. The windowsill is also full with water. I also have to use an electric fan oven and the fireplace to have the windows clear. Even from sleeping, my bedroomwindow is wet. Gotta add that I live in a basement. Dont you suffer from too high humidity if you open the tank with that kind of %? Or is it just me who have a problem..? (Again)

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Post  Ryan on Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:31 pm

Storm wrote:Hey, you say you open it at night? Well, that got me thinking...
If I wash clothes, and I wait too long, leaving me with 2 full racks of clothing drying in my livingroom, my windows the morning after would be soaking in water. The windowsill is also full with water. I also have to use an electric fan oven and the fireplace to have the windows clear. Even from sleeping, my bedroomwindow is wet. Gotta add that I live in a basement. Dont you suffer from too high humidity if you open the tank with that kind of %? Or is it just me who have a problem..? (Again)

I know what you mean, but I have yet to have a problem with the humidity. They seem to love it. Not so sure what to say about your windowsill though Very Happy

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