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Forum: DIY   01-29-2016, 05:49 AM
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Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks so much for the tip on the xoxide.com...

Thanks so much for the tip on the xoxide.com site. It looks like they have good options for pumps and reservoirs. What do you think about using this reservoir + pump combination for the closed loop...
Forum: DIY   01-28-2016, 07:25 AM
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Views: 346
Posted By hydrophyte
I would not be able to install it with copper or...

I would not be able to install it with copper or any kind of metal. What if I really use a lot of rubber hose?

The Chill Solutions is apparently pretty strong. The manufacturer claims a >10F...
Forum: DIY   01-28-2016, 07:06 AM
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Posted By hydrophyte
The water in the coil won't just empty into the...

The water in the coil won't just empty into the reservoir if I do this?

Yes of course I would build it with the complete heat sink + fan. That unit on Marine Depot is complete with everything.
Forum: DIY   01-28-2016, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By hydrophyte
Chilling Terrarium Substrate with Peltier Water Cooling Block

I have an idea in mind and I am interested to hear opinions about it.

I intend to chill the substrate of a terrarium enclosure to grow some special plants. My current idea is to use a Peltier...
Forum: Substrate   10-27-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By hydrophyte
Tannin Aquatics Unboxing - Natural Substrates

Tannin Aquatics Unboxing - Natural Substrates

I got a box with some pretty cool new stuff. I'm interested in the idea of using natural dried seed pods, leaves and other plant parts in my...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-25-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks so much! I'm working on a few more of them.

Thanks so much! I'm working on a few more of them.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks very much! The bottom 5" is covered with...

Thanks very much! The bottom 5" is covered with marbled paper decoupage. This covers the false bottom and substrate layers. I'll try to get some more pictures.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By hydrophyte
Yes I had wondered about apistos too maybe...

Yes I had wondered about apistos too maybe combined with some tetras. But these plants look much more Asian to me, and they are. If I were to something with apistos I think I would at least want to...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By hydrophyte
Yes I was also wondering about manzanita stumps....

Yes I was also wondering about manzanita stumps. I have a few here. The problem with these kinds of things for a setup like this is that they very dark brown and with the shade from the riparium...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By hydrophyte
Mossery 10" Vase

Mossery 10" Vase

This is a terrarium setup, but I plan to write again with a few updates as the plants grow, so I post it here.

I planted this 10" vase with native northern mosses a pair of...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks so much! I will try to get more updates on...

Thanks so much! I will try to get more updates on the way.



Yeah I was wondering about those.



I have another setup with leaf litter. I found it works well with a very thin (3/8") layer...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-23-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks so much! No like I said above I am trying...

Thanks so much! No like I said above I am trying to make up my mind about the hardscape before I add gravel. I only set this tank up last night.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-22-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By hydrophyte
I hope to figure out the hardscape sometime soon...

I hope to figure out the hardscape sometime soon so I can go ahead and add some gravel.

I'm not crazy about these river cobbles. I might try to remove the largest and add a couple smaller ones and...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-22-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks! The Aqua Verdi planters work real nice....

Thanks! The Aqua Verdi planters work real nice. With this compact, rectangular shape they are easy to hide in the layout. If you fill with a dark-colored gravel they just disappear underwater.
...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-22-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By hydrophyte
37 Column Riparium

37 Column Riparium

I'm starting a new setup! This is a Marineland 37 Column tank, which should be a good size and shape for a riparium with a lowered water level. I am just experimenting with a...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-30-2015, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks! Yep they are gold White Cloud...

Thanks!

Yep they are gold White Cloud Mountain minnows. This fish is cheap and ubiquitous, but still real nice for a nano tank.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-29-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By hydrophyte
It's pretty easy to make a little setup like...

It's pretty easy to make a little setup like this.

I need to get some new lighting. That planting above just had a 26w sprial CFL lamp, but it was very big and clunky. I want to get a good LED...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-29-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By hydrophyte
Yeah it's a nice size and shape for a small tank....

Yeah it's a nice size and shape for a small tank.

It didn't cost all that much shipped with Marine Depot. You could always add to your collection... :wink2:
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   09-29-2015, 03:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By hydrophyte
Mr. Aqua 11.4 Riparium

Mr. Aqua 11.4 Riparium

I'm putting together a new little riparium planting in my my Mr. Aqua 11.4-gallon tank. I have had this tank for a few years and it has already held a couple of different...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-27-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,051
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks so much!

Thanks so much!
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-26-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,051
Posted By hydrophyte
I have a couple of quick growth updates for this...

I have a couple of quick growth updates for this thing.

The Ficus sp. "lance leaf" has started new active growth. I can already see new roots through the back of the acrylic.
...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-18-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,051
Posted By hydrophyte
Plants need to have a minimum amount of light to...

Plants need to have a minimum amount of light to grow. You should check out the living wall + aquarium setup that Sumer Tiwari made. I think there might be a journal for it here.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-10-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,051
Posted By hydrophyte
Most of these plants need some light to grow. How...

Most of these plants need some light to grow. How would you position the tank lighting for a setup like this?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-03-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,051
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks so much! Lemmaphyllum microphyllum is...

Thanks so much!

Lemmaphyllum microphyllum is actually an epipyhtic plants, so it grows on trees. It would probably start to rot if kept very moist, but if you mount it up high enough so that it...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   09-01-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,051
Posted By hydrophyte
Hey I'm glad you like it! This is a very...

Hey I'm glad you like it!

This is a very simple growout setup. Nothing too special.
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