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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-07-2015, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Riverbank Riparium 126 Gal

Hey all,

here a documentation about my new project: A riverbank riparium.
(I hope my english is still good enough ... finished school long time ago ... so please donīt wonder about misspelling or strange grammar ... I try my best.)

I bought the new tank last month:

150 x 80 x 40 cm, 450 l.

This aquarium replaced my 450 l tank in my living room. Here are pictures of the previous tank, a biotope tank with a lot of deadwood and Pterophyllum scalare ("Manacapuru"):
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 02:20 PM
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Interesting tank Mark. Looking forward to your riparium.
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-10-2015, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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So first of all I had to build a bigger cabinet. The old one had place for a tank with 150 x 60 cm but the new tank is 80 cm deep.

I used bars and osb panels to expand the old stand. I fixed styrofoam (30 mm) on the top.
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And here are the ingredients:

Sand, stones and oak roots. The roots have been collected in a peat moor.
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Playing with the deadwood:
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Sie koennen noch sehr gut auf Englisch schreiben. Nice tank...love the dimensions. The stand makes me a bit nervous. You have some great driftwood...which pieces to choose? Haha. Looking forward to the seeing the build come along.

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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-12-2015, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Vielen Dank

Don't worry about the stand. I still use the cabinet just put this stand on top to get 150x80 cm.

Bump: As you can see on the pictures I painted the back glass black.
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What a coincidence - I just came across some of your youtube videos of this tank today.

Nice tank - almost exactly the same dimensions as my 150g riparium.
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Hi and thanks. Your 150g riparium is great.

Bump: Next step: Stones and sand .... and water:

Bump: O o ko km
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very nice i like it
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thanks

After a couple of days I put the driftwood inside and finished the layout.
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Inhabitants:

6 wild mikrogeophagus altispinosus "Zweifleck"
2 sturisoma festivum
20 hemigrammus bleheri
12 hasemania nana

Here is a video clip:

https://youtu.be/RixoFEixbjA
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What kind of filtration are you running for this tank?

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An external filter. Tetra ex 1200. Runs without any noise.
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