My emersed setups changed a lot in time. Baby steps – 4 liters pickle jar and several small pots for various plants. Then in approx mid. 2011 it was a 30 or 40 liters old and leaking tank. In 2012 I have changed it to another 40 liters tank and finally in mid 2012 (?) I used a 80 liters tank (current setup). But as you know it yourselves – it never is enough. Therefore I added several “temporary windows setups” – or lets call it DIY window domes…but they are becoming more permanent than temporary.
I am planning a new emersed setup, a bit larger (at least twice ?)…in the near future
My current setup is placed near window (but you cannot have too much light, right?), so I also use a Compact fluorescent light bulb (32 Watts, they write it is 2250 lm) with metal reflector all over. I have not found a perfect fertilizer yet, but I am using a local NPK fert or I mix it myself.
DIY window domes are placed on the window ledge.
As a substrate I used several mixtures –
mostly mixture of clay, soil and flower soil.
There are just tiny plants due to the recent changes in light and nutrition. It will regrow soon.