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Mr. Aqua 11.4 Riparium

Mr. Aqua 11.4 Riparium

I'm putting together a new little riparium planting in my my Mr. Aqua 11.4-gallon tank. I have had this tank for a few years and it has already held a couple of different riparium layouts. Here is one of the other ones that I made using Ruellia 'Katie' along with a few other plants.



For this new project I am testing out a couple of plants that I have not used before. I'll try to have more updates on the way soon.
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Ugh, I kinda wish I ordered one of these as well when I put my order in for the Mr. Aqua 6.5...

Looks great! Like usual
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Ugh, I kinda wish I ordered one of these as well when I put my order in for the Mr. Aqua 6.5...

Looks great! Like usual
Yeah it's a nice size and shape for a small tank.

It didn't cost all that much shipped with Marine Depot. You could always add to your collection...
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I just ordered from Marine Depot too... Shucks Oh well I know I'll get MTS again soon, but I'll try to be good.
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Looks great! Really wanting to set up something similar and I do have the exact same tank sitting around not being used too...

Care to share what sort of filtration and lighting you're using?
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Looks great! Really wanting to set up something similar and I do have the exact same tank sitting around not being used too...

Care to share what sort of filtration and lighting you're using?
It's pretty easy to make a little setup like this.

I need to get some new lighting. That planting above just had a 26w sprial CFL lamp, but it was very big and clunky. I want to get a good LED strip that I can hang up.

I will probably just use a submersible power filter again for this project. I find these are OK for small tanks as long as I can remember to clean them every week or two.
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I see a lil betta in the tank! What are the other fish? Golden wcmm? If so be mindful, I kept a betta with regular white clouds (12 minnows in a well planted 20g long) they got nippy when they hit sexual maturity/full grown, my poor betta's fins are shredded. They ignored him completely (and he them) until they got to adult size.

I enjoyed the Ruellia 'Katie' I'd bought from you a long while back but finally re-homed it recently as I wanted to use a lower light riparium and it really did best in medium light to reduce lower leaf shedding. It split into several stalks(..stems ?) from the original 1 ^^
Never had good luck with the basket grass, I think my lighting and humidity is too low to grow it inside.. did well outside in a bucket unloved though, go figure..
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I think the little fishies are White Cloud Moutain Minnows.

Nice setup Hydrophyte.
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I think the little fishies are White Cloud Moutain Minnows.

Nice setup Hydrophyte.
Thanks!

Yep they are gold White Cloud Mountain minnows. This fish is cheap and ubiquitous, but still real nice for a nano tank.
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You are welcome.

I did not know about this fish species up until a few weeks ago after I began searching for fishes I could hold in an unheated - low tech - planters loaded tank. I like the red tail and the little white spot on the dorsal fin. I bought 9 for that 20G long.
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