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post #31 of 85 (permalink) Old 05-29-2010, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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looking great, love your diy light stand, have you ever thought about using riparium planters and rafts? This is mine and you get a really nice effect from using them.
I used planters and rafts before for my 55 g Riparium, and there is more planters on the way from Devin.
I see that you trying parlor palm in your set up, i am doing the same thing in this 40 g, let see if they are going to make it.
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i think the palour palm is doing well! no signs of dying back so far!
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Riparium supplies came yesterday, here is an update:







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The tank is looking great. love the plants.

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The tank is looking great. love the plants.
Thanks, i think will look better in a rimless aquarium .
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May want to move those planters up slightly, most of those plants will do better if you keep the top of the planter about 1/2" or so above the water line.

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May want to move those planters up slightly, most of those plants will do better if you keep the top of the planter about 1/2" or so above the water line.

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I see, Thanks for the tip.
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May want to move those planters up slightly, most of those plants will do better if you keep the top of the planter about 1/2" or so above the water line.

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I agree. Other then that, the tank looks awesome! Will you be adding rafts at all? In my opinion, rafts are esential to creating a beautifle riparium.

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Will you be adding rafts at all? In my opinion, rafts are esential to creating a beautifle riparium.
Maybe not, i want to get enough light for the underwater plants, that is why i choosed Riparium plants that doesn't have large leaves.
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Looking nice. The more ripariums I see, the more I want to go that way with my tank.
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Thanks, i think will look better in a rimless aquarium .
I agree, The without the rim the tank is seamless from the submerged ro the emmerged
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This is looking very good! Doing without the rafts gives it a different look from the other ripariums we see here. Just one more variation that demonstrates how flexible the whole concept is. Hydrophyte does such a beautiful job with his ripariums it is always tempting too assume his is the only way to go, but you are proving that not to be the case.

But, I like the rafts because they let me use so many other plants in my ripariums. My "collectoritis" disease drives a lot of what I try!

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Removed the front section of the rim:



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post #45 of 85 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 01:30 PM
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Wow that looks great. I never thought of removing just that section of plastic rim.
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