55G High Humidity Riparium
This is a new thread for a riparium that has been set up for several years. I need to go dig up the link to the original journal thread, but it was not updated for a long time and it's far back in my list of started threads.
I had this 55-gallon high humidity riparium in my house for some time, then it was moved to one of our local garden center retail stores. I serviced it for a while there, then the store personnel took over its care. You could say that it wasn't really maintained for the best display appearances, but the fish and plants were healthy all along.
I decided to start servicing the tank again and get it into better shape. I'm starting this new journal to document its progress.
Here's a quick shot from this evening. Since this is a high humidity riaprium setup it will feature a number of the emersed aquatic plants that grow well with very moist air, such as crypts, Anubias, Lagenandra
and Java fern. However, I wanted to get the planting to fill out farily soon, so I added some larger specimen Spathiphyllum
peace lily and leather fern. These two plants can grow as well in an open-top riparium with drier air, but they will also grow well in this setup.
I'll have more pictures on the way soon and include more details on plant selection and other points.