40 Gallon Viv July Update

The 40 gallon vivarium has continued to do well. The plants are filling in nicey

This tiny Microgramma fern is growing above the waterfall, just to the right. It’s done pretty well, even with the soggy substrate.

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I added a bit of Christmas Moss in the space next to the Microgramma. Christmas Moss is typically grown in aquariums, but it can adapt to terrestrial growth as well. I’m not sure exactly what the moss around it is. That moss was sold as an unknown “tropical moss”. Most of the original “tropical moss” has died off and what’s there now is new growth. It’s not too bad, but I’m hoping the Christmas Moss will look a bit better.

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The Peacock Spikemoss remains one of my favorites in this tank.

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Ficus villosa and Rhaphidophora cryptantha are happily growing side by side. They’re both about to hit the top though

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The Solanum vine has really taken off! I’ve had to trim it twice, and that causes the mother vine to shoot out multiple new vines. It’s definitely doing its best to take over the back wall. 

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Closeup of the Azureus! They don’t often hold still long enough to get a close up.

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The Azureus is hunting among the oak leaf fig and the Peperomia prostrata.

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The little begonia grew from a bit of broken leaf.

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The sphagnum moss doesn’t seem to like this spot very well. I added a bit of Christmas Moss to help fill it in. I may end up moving the sphagnum instead. Since the Christmas Moss is aquatic, it should be pretty happy in this location.

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I didn’t even realize it was putting out new buds until I looked at the pictures, but the little Lepanthes calodictyon seems to like its new home now. I can hardly wait for it to bloom!

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I moved the Marcgravia rectiflora up higher in the tank a few weeks ago. I suspect it wasn’t getting enough light down below. It hasn’t done much in its new location yet, but it also hasn’t lost another leaf.

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And a bonus shot of one of the Matecho.

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