wow, that's fantastic. very inspiring!
Thanks Phoenix44, it's really good to hear "fantastic," regarding my tank.
That wood is awesome! Great start!
Thank you IC3D. The wood was not a bargain at $35.99. Purchased at AFA in San Francisco. I just hope it works out with the half full water-level.
These guys are great, wonder how they would do with fish in the tank as well? Tehy would love hanging out in my Riparium on all the wood and planters.
I think the white cloud mountain minnow would be OK. It's quick enough to avoid predation, and supposedly very peaceful. The spinal column of the fish would create a really huge problem if the fire-bellied newt were to swallow one.
They would definitely love all the space of your magnificent riparium. The more water and surface area, the better. I designed this tank to be a species tank--easy to clean and feed, etc., without being too small (footprint being the most key choice).
Those little guys are so cool! For riparium planter plants, how about some peace lilys and/or dieffenbachia? Both are widely available, and are easy to care for.
Those peace lilies are becoming really popular in aquarium setups. I had a look at them in a lot of the tanks here, and they definitely look great. I'm mainly concerned about the leaves growing too large - would my tank be too small?
l agree about the peace lilys they look like they'd go well in your tank. l did come across this interesting thread jake, check it out:
l thought you,hydro, and craig might be interested.
Anything else you plan on doing to the tank benon?
Well, if two people mention it, I can't go wrong with peace lilies.
I ordered some riparium planters and rafts from hydrophite's riparium store, so I should have some nice new effects going on this thing.
I may also add some grey rocks - not too round, not too jagged, somewhat geometric and weather-worn - about 2-3 inches in size, with a couple of 4-5 inch rocks, these dark rocks would make a killer background, not to mention moss would look nice on them.
I'll probably check AFA for rocks - theirs are always great. If only I had a bit more knowledge on where to forage for rocks, I'd be there in a heartbeat.
AH, forgot to mention, did you check out my 60-gallon long that I've started?
This one is sitting near a cold window, as the axolotl is in an area with a lot of heat and dead air. Not ideal. Plus, I finally have the enormous real-estate that I've always wanted.
Thanks for the comments all. Really appreciated.