Aquascaping the new Baiosphere XL terrarium – Step by Step Tutorial with aquarium plants


Hey and what’s up guys welcome to a brand
new video here on my youtube channel. This is part two of the Baiosphere
unboxing. scaping. I call it biosphere action. Over here is the small Baiosphere
which is kind of the regular size. And we decided to split up the whole process in
two videos. So if you haven’t seen how I scaped the small version the
regular-sized version click in the up corner here. I’m going to link to part 1
video up there. And in this video I’m going to scape the bigger Baiosphere. So
stay tuned for after the intro. So right after the small Baiosphere
we´re scaping the large Baiosphere over here. And this one it’s going to be a
little more yeah detailed I would say. So let’s switch off the light,
take off the LED lit. Get rid of the rubber and get in some good tropica
substrate. And by substrate I mean I mean soil. I kind of like how it fills in and I
instantly have that beautiful slope over here. Since this is going to be a more detailed layout or more detailed
composition I think I’m gonna go over to my little stack of driftwood and pick up
some hornwood. And try and make a little composition So guys I’m back. I got some hornwood and
Yamaya stones for this one. And yeah those two pieces hopefully they’re gonna
fit inside. This is the big challenge here. Okay this one goes inside this is
good. And this one? Yep it’s gonna fit inside as well. So let me first find ya I
think something like this can work. So I will try to put them both inside and
secure them in the substrate. And then the next one. Just like this. Okay we have
a little action going on here between the two hornwood branches. And yeah to
secure them I got the Yamaya stones. And I introduce them form the
foreground and create a little bit of a terrace look. So we have the two the double branch
wood inside with the stones. The Yamaya stones. I’m trying to create some sort of
terrace look here. Do you have you know help build up height in the back. So this
really helps to support the soil in the back. And yeah a little bit of action in
the foreground. It’s just a nice to have a little detail here through the stones. Okay this looks like five stones and we
definitely don’t want a four stone set up. So we have to use somewhere and
one more. I don’t know maybe it’s gonna be here. I don’t know let’s raise it up
a little bit. Yeah I think now I’m going to fill in a little bit more soil
towards the back and in this pocket over here. And have this little pitcher here
with soil. So I can fill in a little bit more. Now let’s get a brush and move this soil
up. On the side so we get this nice clean look. Okay I think that’s just looking
good. The rocks are quite small. Let me pull
this one out. Replace it with a bigger one. I mean we want to see some of the material
right. Here and one over there. I’m just gonna add one another one on the top. So
it becomes more a bow like this. Yeah that’s cool. So guys the hardscape is in
and we have this kind of dual action here between those two hornwood pieces.
We have Yamaya stones kind of dividing the fore- and midground. Just to show
you in the foreground are gonna use some Eleocharis Mini together with Hemianthus
Cuba just because they’re so small. They blend together perfectly. And I have
this material here already from the small Baiosphere. Towards the mid and
background I’m going to use some crypts and stem plants. And in the middle I will
use some really cool Bucephalandras. And hopefully hopefully they will flower
inside this Baiosphere. That would be my wish – or my goal to accomplish in this
Baiosphere. And now let’s get the plants and put them inside.
I have to kuba already ready here. And this one I’m not going to do the
lazy dry start method. This one I gonna do properly. And for this yeah let me get
the rockwool right. I need big tweezers. I mean I need big scissors. So gonna cut
off the rockwool. That’s how I do it. Divide it like six little pieces. Just
like this. Take it a little bit apart, cut that the middle section in part as well.
Now I can just easily wrap up the entire carpet of Cuba in six little portions.
This looks like sushi a little bit. Like sushi? Comment down below. And these are super easy for planting. They go inside like this. And again here because this
will be dry forever we don’t have to worry about any floaters. I’m just gonna
plant this middle section completely with Cuba. I feel there is some wood
action going underneath the soil so we will have to leave a little bit of soil
empty. But that’s no problem that is going to fill in when it’s growing. Okay
just like this. Okay press it down firmly so all the Cuba has lots of contact with
soil. This way it will start rooting a lot quicker.
I’m putting this one right behind. Over here great. One more the back perfect.
This green pathway is almost planted. I think I’m gonna use this one on the
other side. So you kind of plants in from both sides towards the foreground. Just
push it down along the glass so it grows in perfectly. Okay so next let’s take
again a little bit Eleocharis Mini. Take little portions and plant them here
and there along the Hemianthus Cuba. So it can blend together and get this nice
forest look where the carpeting plants blend together perfectly. Let’s put a little bit on the side here
as well. A little alternation. So it doesn’t look
we’re gonna have too much symmetry going on here. Here I have to be careful with a
glass because it bends. If I apply too much force I will get with my scissors
outside the Baiosphere. I don’t want to. The foreground I’m just gonna kind of
leave empty. And I will wait for the Eleocharis and Hemianthus Cuba to fill in
over time. We’re not in a rush here. We have a little mixed carpeting plant
action. Let’s move it away
and get to the next plants. So next I’m gonna use the Cryptocoryne
Albida Brown. This is a beautiful small compact size Crypt from tropica. Thank You tropica for providing the plants for this
Baiospheres. So there we have the Albida Brown. I love this Crypt. Looks so
beautiful. I think I want to keep it as it is. Like in one big Albida Brown
bush. I think this one can go right here. In the middle section of the layout. To
put it deep I need my stronger tweezers. It’s what these are for. For planting
Crypts and Echinodorus. And just in general bigger plants. I can apply more
force with this one. But here I think I’m gonna use another one on the other side. Who is start enjoying planting this
Baiosphere? How do you guys like it so far? Take one over here. Okay so I just push
this soil too much but no problem. I can push it back with my hands right here.
And this Albida Brown it’s going towards the middle here together with
Eleocharis Mini. I like it. A little Albida Brown
forest. Next is Hydrocotyle Verticillata. Wow
that is a beautiful plant. Some beautiful runners actually already comes with
little white flowers. You can have a look on them over here. The cool thing about
the Hydrocotyle it grows with this little mushroom like leaves along the
runners. So I don’t need a lot of it. And it will hopefully spread all over
the place and yeah make it look like a little pandora
forest or something. Like a small magical mushrooms. Just looks super cute. Yeah let’s put some
in the back over here. And some more on the other side. Just firmly cleaning off the rockwool from these since this one is not going to be
flooded with water it’s less of a problem. Okay but as always try to get
rid of as much rockwool as possible. We just don’t have to be, just don’t have to
make it perfect here. It’s really difficult guys to plant inside the
Baiosphere very close to the glass because of the bent. You don’t get really
deep and then you push against the glass. I can recreate the slope. Put the Hemianthus Cuba back in place. Okay I think we’re cool to go with the foreground the
midground. I need now something for the background here. So for the background I’m going to use
red Ludwigia Palustris. And this one does super well in the dry start. It’s just way too big to be used here as it is. So what I’m going to do is a little
bit brutal. I’m gonna just cut it off. Just like this. I know it hurts! I feel
you guys but this is what I need. This bottom section with the roots that’s all
I need. By the way this can be used as well. You
know just make some you know take two or three stems and then you can plant it.
But since I got the full pot I’m gonna use the bottom section here. Get clean
the rockwool. For this I’m using the sharp tweezers. Just brush out the ruffle
like this. If you would brush your hair hopefully your hair doesn’t look like
this. Cleaned off the rockwool. I’m gonna devide it in little portions here.
Because if you plant too many at the same time it can be a little bit too
dense. And then the plants eventually may rot. You don’t want this to happen! So
make little portions and plant it into the background. So lots of Ludwigia Palustris goes into the background of this Baiosphere XL. It´s difficult to
plant because of the bend. This is why I love rectangular tanks.
You don’t have to plant around the corner. If you want to plant something
you just do it. This is a little bit tricky. Maybe one more in the middle This is good. A lot of Ludwigia Palustris in the back. I like it. It’s compact, it has lots of contact with the soil can branch out
perfectly. Yeah we’re almost done with the
Baiosphere. The last plants that will go inside are some Bucephalandras. Let’s see
what we have here. Okay, so I’m using two Bucephalandras. Created a
little mess here in my working station. This is the Wavy Green. This one is quite
small. But hopefully it will grow big in the tank. Okay I’m gonna keep it like
this for a moment. This is the species red. Okay let’s help it get out of the
rockwool. We don’t need the rockwool in the tank. Okay
use the tweezers to brush off the rockwool. Same with the Wavy Green. Just brush it
out, get rid of that rockwool. If you want to get rid of the very last
remaining pieces of rockwool just wash it under your tap with a lot of water.
Now let’s take the tweezers and see where we’re going to put in the Bucephalandras. I think one can go down here in between the rocks. And one up here in
between the driftwood. So I would say the Wavy Green because has a tendency to be
a little bit bigger than this species red. I’m gonna put down here. And the
species red right above it. I think I have to use the big tweezers to get the roots
deep into the soil. So they can take up moisture from there and pick up some
nutrients. Oh my god I love how it looks like. Just look at this. It fits into this
gap perfectly. Hopefully it’s going to flower. That would be amazing!
Guys what do you think? Is these Bucephalandra going to flower in
this Baiosphere? Comment down below. Let me know. And in a couple of month we’re gonna find
out. Let me do a review on it. I’m gonna cheat move the driftwood a little bit
to the side. So, species red in the place. And I think, I
think I’m done. I don’t want anymore carpeting plants in the back because the
Palustris is going to spread out. It’s not going to grow very tall in this emerge
set up. However and a little bit worried because the driftwood is kind of
blocking the light. We can try it out and see how the original Baiosphere light is
going to make this setup look like. Okay yeah and that’s the case. Yeah we get
some good light on this side. In the middle as well. This one over here has a
tendency to be a little bit blocked. So we’ll have to see how it’s going to be.
Yeah now we have to water the plants a little bit. I’m gonna try to do it
through the large ventilation holes. Or slightly lift up light and give them
like a good spray with water. You don’t want too much water. Just the soil to be
soaked and wet and the humidity will be enough for the plants. The initial spray
is the most important one. Just need some humidity in here. So the plants get
enough water to transport the nutrients from the soil into the leaves to
perform the photosynthesis. So I got here an moss. This is the
Vesicularia Ferriei weeping. Weeping moss. And gonna sprinkle a little bit moss inside
of the Baiosphere. So it can grow everywhere for that really wild look. And
yeah I’m going to do it in the same way I did the lazy dry start. So you’re gonna
take just a little portion of the moss. That should be enough. Let’s put
everything else back into the box. See so it doesn’t dry out. And
this one, how we put it inside? I think a little container might be helpful here. Again
it´s good that we’re in the kitchen area. So taking the scissors and just cutting the
moss in small pieces. Like two three millimeters, five millimeters, really
small pieces. Mix it a little bit. You know olive oil,
the salt, the pepper all the herbs. It´s gonna taste so good.
Oh no, it’s not the Cooking Channel, sorry! You’ve got the weeping, weeping pesto. So
we take this and we just sprinkle it all around the place. Easy as that. Just
sprinkle the moss over the scpae. And because it’s a dry start. It’s gonna be
permanent dry start. That moss simply gonna work.
So the planting is completed. After the little weeping sprinkle, the weeping
herbs on top of the layout. I’m very happy with my first large Baiosphere. I
hope you guys enjoyed it. I’m really curious to know how it’s going to
develop. I just have closed the lids of this light tuning over here. So I can
keep the humidity inside and the plants to not dry out. So the maintenance
routine from today on it’s going to be: To observe the Baiosphere on daily basis
several times a day. Just to see if the plants are doing right. If the humidity
is good. Maybe give them a little spray once a day maybe twice a day. I’m not
sure I don’t have enough experience with a Baiosphere. The guys say literally
because it’s closed it should be good to go without any spraying. But I know from
my own experience when I do the aquatic plants, when they adopt to the emerse. I
mean they are coming from the nursery. They are used to be in very high humidity. So
just to make the transition as easy as possible. I might give them a
little spray every day. Just a little spray! You don’t want the water level to
rise in the soil. You want it just to be wet so they can pick up the moisture. And
that’s basically it. Guys I hope you enjoyed this little Baiosphere adventure.
If you did, show it with a thumbs up and let me know in the comments below. And if
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I say Cheers goodbye. Gonna see you in the next one. you

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