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    my BiOrb Air

    Let me start with a little background:

    I had been intending on doing an ADA style tank, around about 50G, and my friends all put in some cash to help me get there.

    However, as I did more research, and thought about my past tank-keeping exercises, i knew how much time was going to be taken in general maintenance, and that is time that I simply dont have at the moment.

    Couple this with the potential for masses of water flooding through my apartment, that is the last thing I needed.
    While we were travelling through Europe over winter I discovered the BiOrb Air, a 50cm spherical terrarium.

    I've seen BiOrb's plenty over the years, I never felt that they would work for me to do an aquarium, but as a terrarium/palladium it really appealed to me, and more importantly, the wife quite liked the look of it, and it matches my desire for maintenance down to a T, and couple that with not having do have filter, pump, co2, lights etc all plugged in, the BiOrb Air has just 1 24V transformer, the lighting is pre-determined 1hr sunrise, 11hours full sun, 1hour sunset.

    Starting to grow in quite nicely. I've got a few things that I'm attempting to take from Submerged to Emerged, so far only minimal yellowing.

    I borrowed the Hydrometer from work to confirm the Humidity levels, it is spot on inside.

    Finally found a use for the Lazy Susan I was given for my birthday(the same birthday that financed the purchase)

    Planted 10 days ago. Saw it misting for the first time over the weekend, but it hasn't been much above about 22deg in sydney for the last few weeks.

    Hope you like it, because I love it!
    Hardscape and plant list:
    Hardscape:
    half a dozen pieces of Mekong river driftwood
    some local riverwashed stones, smashed into better sized piece.
    Orchids:
    2x Phalaenopsis
    4x Cymbidium Mericlone
    Fairy Dust
    Paradisis
    Stunner
    Odetteae
    1x Dendrobium
    Somrak White
    4x Neoregelia
    Fireball
    Lilliputiana
    Pauciflora
    and a baby from my garden
    3x Airplants Tillandsia
    Schneideana
    Bulbosa
    Stricta
    Other ferns and specials
    Adenium Obesum
    Desert Rose
    Syngonium
    Asplenium Australascium (birds nest fern)
    Fittonia
    And in a little experiment I'm attempting some Cryptocoryne Lutea emmersed
    Also some mose and small leaved vining (1-2mm leaves) runners
    and some Java Moss on the driftwood
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    Looks awesome, always wanted to try one just don't know where to get the plants/which plants work. What do you mean by misting?

    Keep up with the pics would love to see more
    Nathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan View Post
    Looks awesome, always wanted to try one just don't know where to get the plants/which plants work. What do you mean by misting?

    Keep up with the pics would love to see more
    what I mean by misting:
    //instagram.com/p/qWBAk8kJhE
    I got most of the plants and bunnings, and a few at the LFS, and some out of my sustainable balcony garden.
    the Air also came with a planting guide for inspiration.

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    Any Updates?
    Nathan

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    buuuump
    Nathan

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    infact, yes
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