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  1. Taoism
    06-17-2011 02:32 AM

    I really love the tank stand design you did here:

    Would you be able to tell me the name/type of framing hangers you used so I would know what to ask for at Home Depot, etc?

    Also, did you do any extra planing to the lumber, or did you simply use the squarest pieces you could find?

  2. anubiasnick
    05-31-2011 01:25 PM
    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?
    thanks Nick
  3. hydrophyte
    12-27-2010 05:33 AM
    Hey thanks man. I will go check over there.

    Terra cotta pots work alright, but they just tip over and dump everything out.
  4. kingfisherfleshy
    12-27-2010 05:26 AM
    Sent a guy your way on MFK...he wanted to use terracotta planters...I was like, oh no you will be using hydros.

    Dont know if he is online now, but I hope you guys can work something out
  5. hydrophyte
    11-10-2010 05:22 PM
    I have it on right now too in the middle of the Karen Randall interview.
  6. deleted_user_7
    11-10-2010 04:46 PM
    Listening to you on Scape Fu right now!
  7. !shadow!
    02-27-2010 06:34 PM
    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.
  8. hydrophyte
    02-22-2010 03:52 AM
    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.
  9. J.B.
    02-22-2010 03:21 AM

    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
  10. F22
    01-26-2010 09:45 PM
    hey do you have any threads concerning the way a riparium actually works? I can't figure out how the leave of the plants don't dry out, please send a link!


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