Hello Mr Inspiration
My name is Nick and I am an avid fan of your threads, you are a true inspiration , an Artist and have taught me a lot (even though we have not been introduced) I have always been an aquarist (born into an aquarium household) and also a keen horticulturist but have only recently put the two together and gone into planted aquariums and now ripariums , If you check my profile you can see my walsted method open top riparium , but I have a few questions,
1/Which plants are best suited for my setup ,which is an open top sunshine fed,low humidity? 40 % 50%
2/ can I use emergent plants in my setup eg: I have a lobelia cardinalis in the midground , will I be able to grow this out of the water and hopefully get flowers?
l was reading about texas threads and i came across an old amazonia thread and l read that you knew them very well. l thought it was pretty cool since i live pretty much down the street from the store and visit them frequently.
Hey well thank you J.B. for your kind words. I had a look around your build thread and it's really nice. That is great detail that you included. Nice job with the stain too. That is a good alternative over using cedar or redwood or similarly-hued wood, which can be difficult to find and expensive.
I built a replica of your stand today and wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for having the original idea. I had to make a few modifications since I'll be putting two tanks (30g long and 20g long) on it, but overall, it's pretty much the same. This thing is unbelievably strong too. Could probably put my house on it without worry. Here is a link to my build, you'll be able to see what mods I had to make. Thanks again, my friend, for a great idea. J.B.s copy of hydrophyte's raw industrial stand