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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-19-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By hydrophyte
I wrote a new blog post that has some detail on...

I wrote a new blog post that has some detail on plant selection for a series of real nice riparium setups. Here's the link...

Growing In: Flick Ford's Native Fish & Riparium Adventure...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   07-31-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By hydrophyte
I just uploaded another video about riapriums...

I just uploaded another video about riapriums with a special plant feature. This one shows how to plant and grow Mexican Milkweed. Here is the link...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xtBNfKBr7k
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   06-28-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By hydrophyte
I uploaded another new one! This video includes...

I uploaded another new one! This video includes some more details on plants as well as the combination of riparium foliage with a blackwater aquascape. Check it out...

https://youtu.be/ikYFLqzLIj0
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   06-27-2016, 04:44 AM
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Posted By hydrophyte
Another Riparium Video

I posted another video about riparium plants. This one includes some detail on Spathiphyllum Peace Lily, Acorus Japanese Sweetflag and Cyperus Dwarf Umbrella Sedge.

Here's the link...
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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   06-25-2016, 08:09 AM
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Views: 357
Posted By hydrophyte
11.4G Riparium

I have used this little Mr. Aqua 11.4G for several riparium layouts. This new planting is coming together pretty nice. Notice the single pink Ruellia Bluebell flower.
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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   06-18-2016, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By hydrophyte
I made a new video about riparium plants that...

I made a new video about riparium plants that includes some detail about the Acorus, Spathiphyllum and Cyperus. Here is the YouTube link...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRNBpvarQs
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   05-16-2016, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By hydrophyte
Here's the link with the new edit with...

Here's the link with the new edit with voice-over...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9pdkHj5TW0
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   05-16-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks for watching! I'll try to get the...

Thanks for watching! I'll try to get the voiceover done tonight and post the link for the updated video.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   05-15-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By hydrophyte
Video! Tab & Slot Riparium Planter Assembly and Planting

Video! Tab & Slot Riparium Planter Assembly and Planting

I made a new video that shows how to assemble and plant the Tab & Slot riparium planters. I am going to make another version with voiceover...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-06-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By hydrophyte
Yep, this kind of planting looks really good in a...

Yep, this kind of planting looks really good in a shallow tank.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   05-01-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By hydrophyte
I have grown the white Zephyranthes, a pink kind...

I have grown the white Zephyranthes, a pink kind and a yellow one in ripariums and they have all been very easy. They grow best if you root them in a fine clay gravel, not open water or LECA. They...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   05-01-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By hydrophyte
I also have a journal thread for this setup. This...

I also have a journal thread for this setup. This is a shallow 6.5G tank that I planted last week. I used a pretty nice selection of plants. The swordplant might eventually get pretty big, but the...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-28-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks. A 45F would also be a nice size and shape...

Thanks. A 45F would also be a nice size and shape for a planting like this.



Thank you!

Well, it's not a real bird of course.
Forum: Tank Journals   04-27-2016, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks very much. This kind of broad and shallow...

Thanks very much. This kind of broad and shallow tank shape looks really good with riparium plants.

I added some sea grape leaves. I like sea grape better than magnolia because the leaves don't...
Forum: Tank Journals   04-27-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By hydrophyte
6.5G Riparium

6.5G Riparium

I planted this thing just tonight. This is a little broad and shallow tank that I made and it holds about 6.5 gallons.

I have some pretty nice little riparium plants in there. I...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-26-2016, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
  Thrips!
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Posted By hydrophyte
Hi Adeeb. It's good to see you here. Thrips...

Hi Adeeb. It's good to see you here.

Thrips are almost impossible to kill. If they have killed off or damaged many of the plants the easiest thing to do would be just pitch everything that is...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-17-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By hydrophyte
While I have them handy, here are some new plant...

While I have them handy, here are some new plant photos. These are all very good riparium plants.

The Ruellia and Dichromena both have very nice flowers.

I have tried a few different...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-13-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks a bunch!

Thanks a bunch!
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-09-2016, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks so much. I did not plant any...

Thanks so much.

I did not plant any Bucephalandra in there. I'm pretty sure Bucephalandra just grows in rocky streams in the hills and mountains. The setup was meant to emulate a peat swamp...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   04-08-2016, 11:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By hydrophyte
New Article in AMAZONAS Magazine

New Article in AMAZONAS Magazine

The article that I wrote about one of my riparium setups was printed with the latest issue of AMAZONAS magazine. It turned out pretty nice.
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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-06-2016, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,737
Posted By hydrophyte
I posted a couple of other threads that show...

I posted a couple of other threads that show planting details for Acorus and Zephyranthes. These two plants are easy, but you will have the best results with them if you plant with some care.
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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-03-2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By hydrophyte
For ripariums I like to use low-tech plants...

For ripariums I like to use low-tech plants (crypts, anubias, etc.) that don't need a lot of light for the underwater area. I think that a second light hung up like you describe will obstruct the...
Forum: Plants   03-02-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 334
Posted By hydrophyte
Planting Zephyranthes in a Riparium Planter

Planting Zephyranthes in a Riparium Planter

This post describes a recommended way to plant Rain Lily (Zephyranthes spp.) in a riparium planter. Rain Lily is an excellent riaprium plant! There are...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-02-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks! Sweetflag is very easy to grow if you...

Thanks! Sweetflag is very easy to grow if you plant it right. The main thing is just to make sure that that rhizome is not buried. As described above, you should also leave room for the rhizome to...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   03-02-2016, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 860
Posted By hydrophyte
Planting Acorus in a Riparium Planter

Planting Acorus in a Riparium Planter

Japanese sweetflag (Acorus gramineus) is an excellent riparium plant. It is a true marginal aquatic that grows along streams in mountains, so it adapts well...
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