A tank in the bathroom doesn't sound so bad, something relaxing to stare at while you're taking a dump haha. I understand the want to set up, but take it easy, don't want to make your back worse and risk more permanent damage! How long will it take for the mangrove to get too big for your tanks? What do you plan to do with it once it gets too huge?
Where did you get all your clear planter baskets, ripariumsupply? I'm thinking of getting some more or doing a DIY one out of black plastic craft mesh.. my pothos and 'wandering jew' are getting too long for the hob and need moved/trim and replanted... I need to find suction cups that don't suck if I go diy (all clear suction cups I've bought lose their ability to stay on glass in a year and discolor.. pink O.o)
Look forward to seeing more progress shots and final photo ^^
I was more worried about losing more plants than really wanting to set up the tank. My back is gonna need surgery in the next year anyways...
That is a Black Mangrove, it's already more than a year old so I don't think I'm gonna have to move it any time soon. Although since I switched to the BML it's growth has definitely sped up! It will eventually get treated like a bonsai and encouraged to stay relatively small. I think that at some point in the next couple years this tank will get swapped for a larger tank as far as the riparium set up goes. This will make the larger mangrove not look so out of place.
I got all the planters & floating trellis rafts from Riparium Supply as well as most of the plants. I noticed last night while washing the suction cups that about half are starting to look cloudy. As long as they continue to work I could care less what they look like, they're covered by the planter anyway.
I cut and replant my wandering Jew fairly often. The Pothos on the other hand I'm trying to encourage to grow into an adult plant, so there will be no cutting of it!
I've still got some adjust of the plants. They need a trim, but I'm going to try and get everything growing again before I start trimming.
The light has also not been hung. That will have to happen today.