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06-22-2013 05:28 AM
rocksmom Sorry guys, but no. No update. I never was able to get a good picture either. Right now I just have a bunch of stems in there as kind of a holding tank.
06-22-2013 02:10 AM
Erica No, I dont have a tank journal. It's my 6.6 bookshelf tank that I turned into a riparium, but I havent taken any photos of it yet.
06-21-2013 08:51 PM
johnson18
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Any updates? I've been using this thread as inspiration for my riparium and would love to see how it's coming along. I'm also having the same reflection issues with mine so was wondering if you've found a fix for it.
Do you a have tank journal? I always like checking out other ripariums!
06-21-2013 08:49 PM
johnson18
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I can't seem to get a good FTS though. The underwater part looks really dark and the reflection on the glass is so bad that you can see me better than the tank. I tried in the dark with just the tank light on and during the day as well. Any tips?


I'll add some pics as soon as I can get some decent ones.
I have this same problem with photos of my riparium tank. I find its easier to do at night when things are dark. Although even that kinda sucks sometimes. I've got light colored tile in that room so often I end up with a great picture of the floor! ;p

So any recent pictures of this tank?
06-21-2013 06:41 PM
Erica Any updates? I've been using this thread as inspiration for my riparium and would love to see how it's coming along. I'm also having the same reflection issues with mine so was wondering if you've found a fix for it.
05-31-2013 12:56 AM
rocksmom I ended up using the wood *almost* as pictured. I tried laying it down in the 60-f and it looked nice, but I'm putting that tank on hold for awhile and wanted to get the riparium going.

I can't seem to get a good FTS though. The underwater part looks really dark and the reflection on the glass is so bad that you can see me better than the tank. I tried in the dark with just the tank light on and during the day as well. Any tips?

I've still got some more planting to do in the tank. For now there are some vals, marsilea minuta, and some really pathetic looking rotala mini butterfly.

My husband got me a used T5HO from someone on his reef board last week, and so far the riparium plants seem to like it. It's a lot brighter than the Ray2 I had on there, probably since it was only a 16" fixture and this one is 24". It came with one white and one pink bulb. I wasn't sure I'd like the pink bulb, but the mix looks nice.

I'll add some pics as soon as I can get some decent ones.
05-24-2013 10:44 PM
rocksmom The backside is very flat though, and there are actually a couple cable ties holding it together. It might work just lying down, like 90* clockwise. I actually have to run out now, but I'll mess around with it some more tonight. Thanks for the suggestion!
05-24-2013 10:15 PM
MABJ
11.4g Riparium

Yep. So the leg that is touching the substrate and extending would be (theoretically) through the glass on the left, as you rotated it 180 degrees.

You'll obviously have to lift it for the rotation, then drop it straight down for the 90 degree drop.


That way, the part that would be on the substrate is in the air, the neat part is touching the substrate.
05-24-2013 10:09 PM
rocksmom Not sure I'm getting the 180 degrees part. That would mean the backside would be facing the front and up near the glass? Unless I'm misunderstanding you.
05-24-2013 09:52 PM
MABJ
11.4g Riparium

Why not turn the wood 180 degrees, then lower it 90 degrees.

A part will still stick out of the water in a neat way, but you'll get that really unique part in the water.

Keep us posted. Oh.. Nice wood;D lol.
05-24-2013 09:20 PM
rocksmom Here are a couple more pics of the 60-f with the wood in it:





And one of what it would look like in the riparium (excuse the giant mass of floating plants):



I think it would look really nice in the 11.4. I actually used a cardboard replica of the tank when I was piecing the wood together so it fits really well in there. The plan was to move the riparium plants more in the corner around the wood which would open the tank up a bit for some submerged plants like my rotala mini butterfly which currently doesn't have a home. When I finished it though and tried it in the 60-f it reminded me of a (much less epic) version of akpoly's Sleepy Hollow tank, which is one of my favorites.

If I use this wood in the 11.4 I have a few options for the 60-f.
  • Use the riparium set I just ordered from Devin in it instead of the tank I ordered it for (a 30cm cube) and make a mini version of all the cool bog/pond tanks.
  • Pico reef. Mostly a zoa garden with some sexy shrimp and maybe a pygmy angel. Just not sure about filtration because I don't want to drill it.
  • A mini moss scape and move my CRS into it eventually.

Decisions, decisions. And not to be offensive or anything, but this post just screams #whitepeopleproblems
05-24-2013 08:22 PM
hydrophyte That stump would look really cool with a few small Tillandsia on it.
05-24-2013 08:17 PM
rocksmom
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Gorgeous!

You should take about a billion different photos of the wood at different angles and in different positions. I'm betting the forum will be able to help you figure things out. And we'll all get some eye candy of that great tank while helping.
Thanks! I'll get a few more this afternoon. That 60-f is driving me crazy, so many ways to go including a pico reef which is initially why I bought it.

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Very nice tank!
Thank you

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o..O
Is that a good face or a bad face? I don't come into your threads making funny faces at you
05-24-2013 12:54 PM
OVT
Re: 11.4g Riparium

o..O
05-24-2013 12:22 PM
somewhatshocked Gorgeous!

You should take about a billion different photos of the wood at different angles and in different positions. I'm betting the forum will be able to help you figure things out. And we'll all get some eye candy of that great tank while helping.

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I got some driftwood from plantbrain for this tank and was messing around with the pieces today (I got one of his boxes o' wood rather than a single piece). I came up with something pretty cool I think, but now I don't know to use it in my riparium or in my shiny new 60-f.

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