I'm going to post my tentative of riparium tank here, i started with fakeplants no light as my tank was a gift, and step by step i started looking into some info on internet and after i saw some masterpiece planted tanks as hydrophyte, crazydaz and johnson18 i decided looking to work on something similar.
Got to state something:
-My english can be really bad at some point, i'm sorry for that, i'm italian
-I got a low budget (cant afford buying riparium planters in example from usa);
-Want waste money on first attempt of an experiment;
-Ripariums and emergent plants are not that popular here, in italy, on italian forums i found only two ripariums;
-All you see here, rocks woods are found in nature;
-A lot of emergent plants are gifts from friends and family.
as you can see i placed some succulent plants on my woods, and they are going really strong, they are not directly watered with a tricky sistem
, the orchid is a kokedama made for me by a flower artist, a really appreciated gift! and is blooming new flowers
That spathiphyllum is going strong as well, i bought it for 3 euros at ikea,
, and gave me 3 flowers in a row and some new leafs!
Nymphea is going fine as well, no flower yet but is giving me a lot of leafs, and i'm satisfied this way.
i'm not that sure about tilly's life, but i'm giving them a try since i spend around 3 months to buy some of them
, pretty rare plants here.
going to post some pics of the inside tank asap, nothing special anyway, since my cichlihids loves a lot uproot my plants, the only one they enjoy are some anubias and java fern.
i'm housing 3 snails, 1 pleco,1 cory, the last one (and i must say the untouchable, i bought 3 of them and the other 2 got literally raped), 12 dwarf malawi cichlids, a couple of jewel cichlids and a breeding couple of acara blue (i love them so much).
i hope you enjoy my work!