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post #31 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-30-2013, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Nice....was it a Aqueon tank ?

Did you have any problems with the canister filter not being below the tank ?
Yes it was a Aqueon.

I couldn't put the canister below the tank because the tank is located in the open area between my dining room and Kitchen. I don't want to drill my counter to allow for the tubing. It isn't the optimal setup but it will work for right now until I figure out a permanent solution.

Edit: I just reread your question and no I haven't had an issues other than having to move the filter below the tank to prime and then moving it back to the same level.
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post #32 of 61 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody have any experience with how long it usually takes riparium plants to become established?

I recently ordered some seachem root fert. pellets and I don't want to put them in too early and cause root rot. I'm just curious if anybody else has any experience with this.
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post #33 of 61 (permalink) Old 05-02-2013, 09:04 PM
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Nice job planting that stuff. Those rooted dwarf Ruellia stems look pretty scrawny now, but that plant grows pretty fast and with a really nice mounding shape. I have a couple of planters with it in my Mr. Aqua setup...



It looks like some of those aluminum plant are planted in planters. Is that right? That plant doesn't root very well in planters and it's better for planting in the trellis rafts.

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Does anybody have any experience with how long it usually takes riparium plants to become established?

I recently ordered some seachem root fert. pellets and I don't want to put them in too early and cause root rot. I'm just curious if anybody else has any experience with this.
You should see the riparium plants starting to establish with new roots and foliage during the next couple of weeks. They will actually root faster with less ferts, so you might hold off on adding those root tabs for a few weeks. It is very easy to add them to a planter with plant: just poke a hole 1/2-way down with a pencil or something like that, add the tab, then refill the hole with more gravel.
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Nice job planting that stuff. Those rooted dwarf Ruellia stems look pretty scrawny now, but that plant grows pretty fast and with a really nice mounding shape. I have a couple of planters with it in my Mr. Aqua setup...



It looks like some of those aluminum plant are planted in planters. Is that right? That plant doesn't root very well in planters and it's better for planting in the trellis rafts.



You should see the riparium plants starting to establish with new roots and foliage during the next couple of weeks. They will actually root faster with less ferts, so you might hold off on adding those root tabs for a few weeks. It is very easy to add them to a planter with plant: just poke a hole 1/2-way down with a pencil or something like that, add the tab, then refill the hole with more gravel.
Thanks for the info Hydro. I had a couple plantings of the aluminum plants in theq rear planters and a have since replanted them in the trellis rafts.
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post #35 of 61 (permalink) Old 05-03-2013, 02:46 PM
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Very well done, tanks like yours make me consider doing a riparium someday! Very inspiring.
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Very well done, tanks like yours make me consider doing a riparium someday! Very inspiring.

Thank you!
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Trying out a new plant "Hypoestes", this plant is supposed to do well in hydroponic setups according to my research.. time will tell.

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Young Hypoestes sprouts:




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Nice! I haven't tried it, but I've seen other folks get good results with that hypoestes as a trellis raft plant.
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Nice! I haven't tried it, but I've seen other folks get good results with that hypoestes as a trellis raft plant.

Sounds good, I will update if/when they root.
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post #40 of 61 (permalink) Old 05-07-2013, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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Today I added a couple more cuttings.

Lemon Balm and Boxwood Basil. Curious to see if they root in the trellis floats.


Lemon Balm


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Also added a juvenile spider plant towards the back of the tank

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Pablo's Rimless Riparium

I got some lemon balm to start in a frequently water changed bowl on the window sill but not in my planters so far, but I've only tried it outside.
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I got some lemon balm to start in a frequently water changed bowl on the window sill but not in my planters so far, but I've only tried it outside.
Cool, thanks for the input. I'm more concerned with the Boxwood basil not starting that the lemon balm. It would be great for the boxwood to do well as it has compact bushy leaves but it is also a annual so I don't know how long it would last in the system. Time will tell.
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Added some Frogbit that just arrived in the mail. It was delayed by USPS so it took a while to get here... I hope it recovers.
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Decided on livestock....

Going with a barb species tank.. mix of Green and Normals.

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Plants have grown in quite a bit, livestock has settled in. Time for a video update, hope you guys like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=kSoS9lEpeJQ
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