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Forum: Tank Journals 07-18-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,599
Posted By hydrophyte
That looks awesome! The light strip looks so nice...

That looks awesome! The light strip looks so nice with that stainless steel hardware.
Forum: Plants 07-11-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By hydrophyte
There's nothing "lucky" about Dracaena lucky...

There's nothing "lucky" about Dracaena lucky bamboo.

They should call it "miserable bamboo".

http://www.easternleaf.com/v/vspfiles/photos/800640-02-2.jpg

And it's not a bamboo. And it's not...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 07-06-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By hydrophyte
Great setup and awesome fish! I really want...

Great setup and awesome fish!

I really want to do another native tank.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By hydrophyte
By agitating the water surface, the airstone will...

By agitating the water surface, the airstone will decrease dissolved CO2 in your tank that would otherwise build up with slow release from the topsoil layer. You should instead use a submersible...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-05-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By hydrophyte
Most kinds of palm won't contain anything very...

Most kinds of palm won't contain anything very toxic, but the leaves will probably start to rot and fall apart pretty quick underwater.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-28-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By hydrophyte
The suction cups supplied with regular shower...

The suction cups supplied with regular shower caddies don't hold very well long-term. They flatten out pretty quick.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 06-27-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By hydrophyte
Hi. I run the Riparium Supply online store. I...

Hi. I run the Riparium Supply online store. I don't think there is a mininum order size set, but let me know if you have any trouble. You can use the email there on the website. For a small order you...
Forum: DIY 06-16-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 214,880
Posted By hydrophyte
That looks like something an engineer would build.

That looks like something an engineer would build.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 06-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By hydrophyte
There was somebody who had a real nice little...

There was somebody who had a real nice little riparium setup for mud turtles. There was a journal here for it and I went to look for it, but couldn't find it.

Mud turtles are real nice for a setup...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-27-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By hydrophyte
We quit making those magnetic planters. The cost...

We quit making those magnetic planters. The cost of the neodymium magnets increased a lot. I have always had an easier time using the regular suction cup planter. The magnetic planters were pretty...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,678
Posted By hydrophyte
It would take about $70,000 and a good business...

It would take about $70,000 and a good business plan.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 05-23-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By hydrophyte
I second that. Red cherry shrimps are a real good...

I second that. Red cherry shrimps are a real good classroom animal.

Hisser roaches are nice if you want something the kids can handle.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-20-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By hydrophyte
That's pretty cool. Do you know what kind of tree...

That's pretty cool. Do you know what kind of tree the bonsai is?
Forum: Tank Journals 05-17-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 17,565
Posted By hydrophyte
Here's another one of these shots from a while...

Here's another one of these shots from a while ago. I am going to redo this tank somewhat. I want to keep the cat palm, but add some other plants and also use some other kind of substrate. I might...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-17-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By hydrophyte
Why don't you just dunk the plant underwater...

Why don't you just dunk the plant underwater overnight? This will drown the aphids.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By hydrophyte
I have been working on this question for a while....

I have been working on this question for a while.

The problem with most temperate North American plants is that they require cool winter dormancies and thus do not grow right if you keep them in...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-15-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By hydrophyte
Spider plant can grow OK in the water if the...

Spider plant can grow OK in the water if the roots are suspended right in the open water and not in gravel.

Here is a quick list with some real good riparium plants that are pretty easy to find...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-14-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By hydrophyte
LOL. I just noticed that. If it has a smaller...

LOL. I just noticed that. If it has a smaller side shoot you could dig it out with some roots and plant it in the tank. Don't worry. Taking a little bit off one side won't kill a peace lily.

If...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By hydrophyte
A riparium is an aquarium setup with above water...

A riparium is an aquarium setup with above water plants rooted in the water (open water and/or submerged gravel) that emulates the riparian vegetation that grows along the edges of lakes and streams,...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-12-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By hydrophyte
If you keep betta in an open-top riparium then...

If you keep betta in an open-top riparium then you should have the water level lowered to at least several inches below the top rim of the tank. Bettas jump out of tanks worse than probably any other...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-12-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By hydrophyte
White egg crate would be very conspicuous in a...

White egg crate would be very conspicuous in a riparium setup.

The shadows from the trellis rafts cover up the planters. If you get lots of stems going on them the trellis rafts and planters will...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-11-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By hydrophyte
The best materials to use are clay cravel (e.g....

The best materials to use are clay cravel (e.g. Seachem Fluorite) or topsoil pellet (e.g. ADA Amazonia) aquarium plant substrates.

If you fill the planter with regular topsoil it will wash out...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-11-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By hydrophyte
Use the riparium trellis rafts and plant them...

Use the riparium trellis rafts and plant them with plenty of stems of plants like aluminum plant and Oplismenus and Alternanthera. As the plants grow in this lower foliage will cover up the planters...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-09-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By hydrophyte
Hey I'm glad you got that stuff. The...

Hey I'm glad you got that stuff.

The Alternanthera is kind of a fussy plant. It looks really nice when it's growing right. But sometimes it just fizzles. If you dose the water column in there it...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,865
Posted By hydrophyte
Here's a couple more quick pictures from the...

Here's a couple more quick pictures from the other night. One of these days I want to take a few hours to get some better pictures. I want to use this tank for another magazine article. I gotta get...
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