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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-03-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,690
Posted By subcontrariety
Hi Hydrophyte, What lovely plants! I always...

Hi Hydrophyte,
What lovely plants! I always enjoy seeing your setups, though I rarely comment.

Question for you: I'm in the process of setting up a riparium of sorts, and I made an impulse...
Forum: Plants   06-27-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By subcontrariety
I purchased some from Bartohog a while back...

I purchased some from Bartohog a while back through this board. I've been growing it emersed as I try to decide exactly what to do with the tank its going into, and it seems to be doing well, sending...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   06-26-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By subcontrariety
How tall do you want it? Like Projectp said, I'd...

How tall do you want it? Like Projectp said, I'd look at night stands or small cabinets for use in the bathroom; Marshall's, Homegoods, World Market, etc. usually have a few. If you'd like something...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-18-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,843
Posted By subcontrariety
There are some stunning native sunfish - blue...

There are some stunning native sunfish - blue spotted and dollar sunfish stay relatively small; some of the larger ones would also be well-suited to a tank this size. Also, if you want to minimize...
Forum: Lighting   05-11-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By subcontrariety
I've had pretty good success with the stock...

I've had pretty good success with the stock lighting, even though my 29g came with only one working ballast so I've only been using one bulb (its been going for a couple years - crypts, ferns, and...
Forum: Low Tech Forum   05-05-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 720
Posted By subcontrariety
Xenxes has an uncapped dirt-like substrate in...

Xenxes has an uncapped dirt-like substrate in this tank: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=745810
There's a link to further information about how he chose components, and the...
Forum: Plants   01-10-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,615
Posted By subcontrariety
Has anyone tried tea tree oil to combat this? It...

Has anyone tried tea tree oil to combat this? It is antifungal/antibiotic and should be tolerated well by the plant, I think. Melafix is simply dilute tea tree oil - it doesn't take much to be...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-06-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By subcontrariety
Deep Blue makes a rimless 57g (36 x 18 x 20 tall)...

Deep Blue makes a rimless 57g (36 x 18 x 20 tall) - http://www.deepblueprofessional.com/rimless.html

I'm not sure if they make it without the overflow or with a rim.

~Ashley
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By subcontrariety
Water celery (Oenanthe javanica) for riparium?

Hello,
I was at a local garden center today, and noticed that they have water celery, Oenanthe javanica, as a marginal for ponds. Its beautiful and seems like, aside from possibly growing too fast,...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-29-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 29,194
Posted By subcontrariety
Is it possible that something got stuck in your...

Is it possible that something got stuck in your driftwood when the previous owner removed it from their tank? A fish corpse or just dried up debris stuck inside it might be decaying now that it is in...
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