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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 09-01-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
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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.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 09-01-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By hydrophyte
I made this picture with numbered key. Most of...

I made this picture with numbered key. Most of the plants are orchids and other epiphytes on Pillbug mounts, but I also have some net pots with a few cool plants. The plants clockwise starting from...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 09-01-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By hydrophyte
Yeah mealybugs are the worst. I've never had them...

Yeah mealybugs are the worst. I've never had them on orchids. About the only way to kill mealybugs is the squash them one by one. Most pesticides can't ever touch them because they have that waxy...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 08-31-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks! I'm not really much of a photographer,...

Thanks! I'm not really much of a photographer, but I do OK. That is just our old Olympus DSLR.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 08-31-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By hydrophyte
The Pillbugs work great! The Small size is good...

The Pillbugs work great! The Small size is good for a lot of mini orchids. What plants do you have?
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 08-30-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By hydrophyte
I plan to add some more plants to this setup. I...

I plan to add some more plants to this setup. I should be able to fit several more in there.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 08-30-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By hydrophyte
New Orchidarium

New Orchidarium

I set up a little orchidarium growout this afternoon in a 12 X 12 X 18 Exo Terra. Most of the plants are mounted on Pillbug Orchid Mounts. I included some common things and a few...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 07-17-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,637
Posted By hydrophyte
This is excellent! You have a lot of cool plants...

This is excellent! You have a lot of cool plants in there. This reminds me of that awesome setup that Ricky Chawla made.
Forum: Ponds 05-29-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
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: 25
Views: 1,199
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: 990
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: 990
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: 990
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: 990
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: 990
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: 25
Views: 1,983
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: 1,148
Posted By hydrophyte
Nice setup!

Nice setup!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,323
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: 4,330
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: 237
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: 302
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: 775
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: 775
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: 775
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: 775
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...
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