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Forum: Tank Journals 08-25-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,174
Posted By hydrophyte
I haven't been back here in a while. I still...

I haven't been back here in a while.

I still have this tank going. The plants are dong great! I have some pretty cool plants in here. The fish are difficult to photograph.
...
Forum: DIY 08-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,468
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks a big complement !! Looking and...

Thanks a big complement !!

Looking and thinking about this for years!
I have hard drives full of designs that are just now coming to life!
who knows!
Need more experienced or experience...
Forum: DIY 08-14-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 93,230
Posted By hydrophyte
The enclosure and the stand are both finished...

The enclosure and the stand are both finished with regular interior satin latex enamel on top of Zinsser water base primer. This is plenty durable and easy to touch up.

The inside of the enclosure...
Forum: DIY 08-14-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 93,230
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks. I thought the color scheme was pretty...

Thanks. I thought the color scheme was pretty tame, actually.

I hope that the planting inside will be a lot cooler than the enclosure.
Forum: DIY 08-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 93,230
Posted By hydrophyte
I built another one of these stands with a 165G...

I built another one of these stands with a 165G plywood + resin enclosure to match. This is going to be a vivarium project with some pretty cool plants in it. I still need to add the glass panels to...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-18-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,810
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: 491
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: 935
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: 290
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: 334
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: 295
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: 174
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: 218,960
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: 679
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: 417
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: 1,850
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: 331
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: 1,507
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: 18,202
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: 393
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: 457
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: 961
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: 961
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: 961
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: 596
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...
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