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post #586 of 780 (permalink) Old 10-29-2011, 01:55 AM
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Yep I have had a lot of fun with this tank.

I took those pictures. Jake Jung (aka RipariumGuy) wrote the article.

What do you mean by wires? Holding what together?
I figured you took the photos and they would be sent with the article but under the photo it says "photographer Devin Biggs"

Never mind on any wire, but thanks.
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post #587 of 780 (permalink) Old 10-29-2011, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Yep I am Devin Biggs.

I really need to get some more halfway-decent pictures of setups. I have run out of extra ones to use for magazine articles. But these tanks are so time-consuming to get ready for picture-taking what can I do?!
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Picked up my copy today and there is a nice photo and small bio of Jacob Jung on page 8 and I have tet to read the article but the photos look nice, all 5.

Nice job and I'll have a full report tomorrow, btw the mag comes wraped in plastic to prevent tight butts like me from getting a free look while perched in the Barnes & Nobels so if you want one it's only $5 and there are some other intersting stuff too.
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I'm going to have to buy a copy of that on the way home tomo.
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I just finished the article and you guys did a good job at creating a beautiful riparium, then taking some great photographs, and writing a very informative article that makes you want to run out and buy some supplies, plants, & fish to try and build your own. I'll have to be truthful I had no idea that you guys are so young and way before I knew I had been referring folks at other forums & here to you guys for help with ripariums or any other emersed setup. I want to commend you both for a job well done and I also posted this on one of Jakes threads the you guys should be very proud in a job well done and have set the bar high for your peers (and me) what great accomplishment at any age but I may be reading the "Tropical Riparium Hobbyist" one day with you guys writing the editors note, but your both gonna have to grow a long white beard first.

Nice Job!!!!! Oh, and only 20 pages from Takashi Amano's article so your already rubbing elbows with the best in the business.
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Hey thanks a bunch! I didn't really do much work on the article I just dug up some image files from a while ago, so Jake deserves the credit for pulling it together.

I think that Jake is a young dude, but I am an old man.

They seem modest, but it is so time-consuming to produce articles like that. Ideally there would be an article about ripariums in every issue because there is a lot of information and ideas to convey.
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I have two new favorite plants...

Google: Dypsis paludosa

Google: Ravenea hildebrandtii

I got nice potted specimens of these about 12" tall and they are looking seriously great in this tank. The riparium layout has a really bold dramatic tropical look with these and the other plants.

I gotta clean the tank up so I can get some new pictures.
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I gotta take some time tonight for some more serious pictures. When it grows in a bit more I am going to get video too. The fish in here are really great.
Hey Devin, sorry to quote an old picture but i see that the rafts that the Pilea grandifolia are planted in are basically submerged. Should mine be like this as well? Right now they're basically just floating on the surface of the water.


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Hey Devin, sorry to quote an old picture but i see that the rafts that the Pilea grandifolia are planted in are basically submerged. Should mine be like this as well? Right now they're basically just floating on the surface of the water.
Philip, It doesn't really matter so much. I usually have them so that they are about even with the water level. While the plants are still growing in the trellis rafts can be more conspicuous and if you want to take pictures you can add a bit more water to cover them up.

This tank has been a mess with lots of extra plants that I have been holding in it. Tonight I might get a chance to start fixing it up again. I have some very nice plant specimens going in it. I have been having especially good results with some of these new palm species that I have been trying out.
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I made some headway on this one tonight. I am using the cat palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum) as the main background plant and it is giving me a real nice effect. I'll get pictures when the dusts settles.
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This particular shot is from a while ago but the Lasia spinosa has another new leaf coming on it. This now makes five new leaves since I got. The planter is full of roots too. This plant is growing better than I expected.

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That Lasia in the picture really intrigues me -- when I Google Imaged it, it seems to have as many leaf forms as an Amorphophallus. And USDA's GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) says it is used medicinally (cough, parturition, stomachache, etc.) and as a vegetable. Do you know anything about its use as a food?

BTW the cat palm is a beautiful plant, I definitely recommend it to anyone who'll listen.
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very nice pic Devin. I think if I ever had this riparium i'd be tempted to do the sides as well to give you the more nature in a tank look imo. overall I love how the plants overhang a bit and make it look more natural.

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great riperium, i just had an idea which could look kool, using a cube tank in a corner planting both sides which are up against a wall. this way you could hide the inlet/outlet aswell.

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