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Forum: Ponds 05-29-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By hydrophyte
For a garden galvanized stock tanks look a lot...

For a garden galvanized stock tanks look a lot nicer than the plastic ones. I have wondered about putting an epoxy seal on the inside of a galvanized tank, but I don't know how well it would adhere...
Forum: Ponds 05-29-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 725
Posted By hydrophyte
I have looked into this before and I understand...

I have looked into this before and I understand it is pretty much not a good idea to put fish in a galvanized stock tank. A significant amount of zinc gets into the water.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-21-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks again. The day to day upkeep is definitely...

Thanks again. The day to day upkeep is definitely easier than a planted aquarium, but the mosses are kind of touchy. I have found that I can water them only with clean rainwater. RO seems to have too...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-21-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks so much. You have to siphon the...

Thanks so much.



You have to siphon the drainwater out. If it reaches up to the substrate layers it will just waterlog everything and kill the plants.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 05-21-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By hydrophyte
Sorry for not responding more promptly. I haven't...

Sorry for not responding more promptly. I haven't been back here in a while.

This setup has a false bottom with a 1" void underneath. There is 1" of screened perlite on top of the false bottom...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-19-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks you guys. The pipe in the corner is a...

Thanks you guys. The pipe in the corner is a standpipe that goes through the false bottom. I can stick a vinyl hose down the pipe to siphon drain water from beneath the false bottom. I know about...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-19-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By hydrophyte
Mossery

Mossery

I have a few quick pictures of a mossery terrarium that I started last year in a short and broad (17"X17"X14") enclosure illuminated with a single 5,000K PAR38 LED. The mosses are all...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-16-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,331
Posted By hydrophyte
Wow that's amazing. I can't believe they threw...

Wow that's amazing. I can't believe they threw that in the trash.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-14-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,034
Posted By hydrophyte
Nice setup!

Nice setup!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,157
Posted By hydrophyte
I haven't been back to this thread in a long...

I haven't been back to this thread in a long time. I'm writing another magazine article about this tank and I took advantage of the warmer weather and sunshine to get a few plant specimen photos...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-03-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,967
Posted By hydrophyte
Wow, this is a cool setup. You put together some...

Wow, this is a cool setup. You put together some nice equipment. Cool fish too!

How are those plants doing? Are they establishing well?
Forum: Plants 12-28-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By hydrophyte
Try a search on this site for "emersed", "HOB" or...

Try a search on this site for "emersed", "HOB" or "riparium". You will get a zillion results.
Forum: Tank Journals 12-07-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 281
Posted By hydrophyte
Tatia gyrina 20G

Tatia gyrina 20G

I have a lead on a pretty cool fish and I think also a good concept for a display tank. Tatia gyrina is one of those small South American driftwood catfishes. They're pretty cool....
Forum: Tank Journals 12-03-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By hydrophyte
I have a lead on a small group of Limia...

I have a lead on a small group of Limia melanogaster. These might look good with the T-bars.

A few years ago I kept L. vitatta and I liked them very much.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 12-03-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By hydrophyte
I have a quick update. Here is the tank with a...

I have a quick update. Here is the tank with a layer of gravel and fish.

http://ripariumsupply.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2-XII-14-tank-II-m.jpg

After I added the sajicas they just dove...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-21-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By hydrophyte
I added a half-dozen juvenile sajica. They look...

I added a half-dozen juvenile sajica. They look pretty good, but for now they are just hiding all the time.

I have been looking around on Aquabid for ideas for a second species to add. I'd like...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-12-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks you guys! I'll try to make some more...

Thanks you guys! I'll try to make some more headway and get some pictures soon. I hope to track down some fish as soon as I can.

The plants aren't really terrestrial species. They are marginal...
Forum: Tank Journals 11-11-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By hydrophyte
30 Breeder Riparium

30 Breeder Riparium

I have a start on another new riparium setup and here are a couple of quick pictures. The tank is a standard 30 Breeder, but I carefully removed the to plastic rim and resealed...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-31-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By hydrophyte
I haven't made much more headway with this, but I...

I haven't made much more headway with this, but I have most of the plants I want to use going pretty good in a growout setup. I rounded up a few old photos to explain some of them.

The 29G is 30"...
Forum: Lighting 10-30-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks. That is it. I went looking for it and...

Thanks. That is it. I went looking for it and apparently the manufacturer quit making them.

I suppose I'll have to figure out a DIY solution instead.
Forum: Lighting 10-30-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By hydrophyte
I'm bumping this back up and I hope somebody...

I'm bumping this back up and I hope somebody might know what I'm talking about.
Forum: Lighting 10-30-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By hydrophyte
?? A pendant medium base socket fixture that I saw.

I hope somebody might know what I am talking about. Some time ago I saw a simple pendant socket for medium base, LED PAR bulbs that was marketed for reef aquariums. It looked pretty handy. The socket...
Forum: DIY 10-18-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 114,466
Posted By hydrophyte
Don't use the US Composites resin! It is cheap...

Don't use the US Composites resin! It is cheap and there are many references to using it for building tanks, but it has important problems.

You will be much better off with a Polygem Zoopoxy...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-07-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 21,063
Posted By hydrophyte
I've had a lot of people ask me about sources for...

I've had a lot of people ask me about sources for the Montezuma cypress (Taxodium mucronatum). These trees are not easy to find and previously I knew about just one nursery that had twenty-dollar...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-03-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By hydrophyte
Yep I'll try to get some new pictures here. I...

Yep I'll try to get some new pictures here. I have several of the plants grown out already and I just need to get them into the new tank.
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