On Sept 28 2015, I dismantled the river.
It has been replaced it with planters watered through water mat wicks. It starts at post #47
7 Jul 2015 : it's now up and running.
This was original plants.
List of current plants:
-African Violet, added 9 ul 2015
, added 9 Jul 2015 - Dead 29 Jul 2015
-Calla Lilies (Zantedeschia) [in bulbs as of 9 Jul 2015]
-Rumex sangioneus, added 11 Jul 2015
-Equisetum scirpoides, added 11 Jul 2015
That would be my first journal here. I have no clue how disciplined I will be at updating this, but let me give it a shot.
This little river will be installed atop my 75 gallon tank. The river is the same length as the tank; 48 inches. It is about 5 inches wide and just over 1.5 inches high. It's not high, it will be low flow river with of course plants in it. Bed will be lavarock with maybe some pieces of drift wood.
This is the barebone box without the ends. Because it's dadoes, just wanted to do a dry fit before glueing the parts together.
This is the outflow. Water will return to the tanks through this small opening.
This is some arrangements in progress. I seived all the lava rock I have to get some smaller ones. I am a little short in rocks. I will throw some larger ones int. I painted and varnished the outside of the wooden box. The inside is line with a PVC pond liner. Then I place a layer of geotextile then the rocks.