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post #526 of 780 (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Here's another quick view that I got of the riparium foliage. These plants have nice colors of green.

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post #527 of 780 (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 02:04 AM
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Very nice. Your excellent photography plus the unique and beautiful aquaria you've designed here have made you quite popular on the boards.
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post #528 of 780 (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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These Thoricthys ellioti are growing up good and they look nice in this tank. It's feeding time!



That betta is the most aggressive fish in there. I need to get it into another tank. I like the orange platy for one single splash of bright color but the betta doesn't fit very well with everything else.
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Those are some pretty cool cichlids Devin. You're right about the betta though. Maybe a Plakat or a Betta Mac would work better ?

I like the new plants too. Great stuff as usual.
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**whoops I screwed up this post once again I meant to click "quote" and hit the "edit" button instead**

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Here is the new Cyperus that I am trying in this tank, C. haspan.



This might be a real good plant. It adds vertical dimension but throws almost no shade.

And it looks like a tree from a Dr. Seuss book.
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Very cool setup, great looking plants
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post #534 of 780 (permalink) Old 08-14-2011, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks 2in10. I think these are pretty good plants that I replanted this setup with.
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I know nothing about the plants but that is what my eyes are telling me. A Riparium tank is definitely a future next tank.
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I'm especially happy about that Lasia spinosa.



I hope I don't kill it.
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I really love the shape of the leaf.
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I just hope I can keep it going.

It grows from a rhizome like an Anubias. I planted it in one of the "Large" riparium planters so that it would have more inches to creep along.
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I just to another look at your planter section and noticed they are connected to each other with the suction cups? I thought it was a rack assembly the first look. Rhizomes make planting tricky.
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The hanging planters attach to the aquarium glass with suction cups, and then the trellis rafts attach to the planters with snap fasteners. It all goes together pretty easy.

Rhizomes aren't so difficult to plant. You just have to give them some room to grow forward in the planter. There are some rhizomatous plants that grow really well on the trellis raft, such as Anubias barteri var. nana, Java fern and Bolbitis. These three are all plants for high-humidity riparium setups.
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