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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Pablo's Rimless Riparium

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Full Tank Shot (4/28/13)


Full Tank Shot (4/13/13):


Scape Complete:


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Pool Sand added:


Driftwood Placed:


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Hello everyone.

I'm starting this thread to track progress on my rimless 20 gallon riparium build. I'm still in the design phase right now but I'm sure this project is going to be a blast to do. I'm planning to do a 2/3s filled design with various plants in the center.

This will be my second planted tank and probably my 5th or 6th aquarium. I also maintain a 20 long mixed reef system that has been up for a little over 2 years now.

I wasn't a huge planted fan a few years ago but of course the Beauty grew on me

Equipment:
20 Gallon Long rimless
2x24watt T5HO (Midday and AquaFlora)
6 Hanging riparium planters.

Emergent Plants:
Epipremnum aureum
Spathiphyllum "Peace lily"
Black mangrove
Ruelllia Katie
Phalaris 2x
Alternatheva
Ruellia "Chi Chi"
Aluminum Plant
Arrowhead
Florida Calypso Caladium
Anthurium
Boxwood Basil
Spider plant


Submerged Plants:
Anubias Nana

Fish:
Tiger Barbs
Rosy Barbs
Danios

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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 04-11-2013, 11:44 PM
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Looks pretty good so far
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That looks like a good start.

The black background is a good idea for a riparium setup.
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Looks pretty good so far

Thank you, hopefully it stays that way!
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That looks like a good start.

The black background is a good idea for a riparium setup.


Yes, I have used black for all my tanks so far... it seems to make everything pop.

Thanks again for all the help so far, I can't wait to place my order after I get eveything else in and cycle the tank.
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So I after consulting hydrophyte I think im going to go with the t5HO lighting, I have to order some new bulbs though. In the meantime here is a little start to finish collage of the tank the 20 gallon is replacing.


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Damn, that's a sexy piece of driftwood.


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Damn, that's a sexy piece of driftwood.

Thanks, I'm not sure which tank you are referring to but thanks anyhow!
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That is a great looking tank you're replacing! I like the driftwood you've got for the 20. Any idea what plants you plan to use?
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Did you derim? On the tank that it's replacing did you consider it stable enough to remove the bottom rim? On a 2.5 would it be safe?

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That is a great looking tank you're replacing! I like the driftwood you've got for the 20. Any idea what plants you plan to use?

Thank you.

As far as plants on the back wall:

  • Ribbon Grass 'Strawberries & Cream'
  • White Ruellia
  • Pilea Aluminum Plant
  • Willow Hygro
  • Tall Bluebell Ruellia
And for submerged plants, I was thinking some crypts.. haven't made up my mind as of yet.
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Did you derim? On the tank that it's replacing did you consider it stable enough to remove the bottom rim? On a 2.5 would it be safe?
Yes, I de-rimmed both and you should be fine with a 2.5.
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Here are some progression shots:









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That's going to look amazing. I'm so jealous of you guys that find these awesome pieces of wood. I live in an area that it should be so easy to find stuff but I can't to save my life.

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That's going to look amazing. I'm so jealous of you guys that find these awesome pieces of wood. I live in an area that it should be so easy to find stuff but I can't to save my life.

Thank you! I'm very lucky I find such cool pieces.

There is a nursery I frequent that has some really amazing pieces but they are gigantic. I'm trying to convince the wife into the idea of a large planted tank but with my reef tank and now this riparium I think I have probably hit my quota.
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