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Forum: Plants 04-16-2014, 10:16 PM
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Posted By hydrophyte
That is some kind of Peperomia. Most Peperomia...

That is some kind of Peperomia. Most Peperomia live in the tops of trees or on rocks. They are not marginal aquatics.

For best results in a riparium use true marginal aquatics. Marginal aquatics...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-16-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 21,472
Posted By hydrophyte
Did you watch that TV show Lost? In the shots up...

Did you watch that TV show Lost? In the shots up in the woods you can the adult form pothos growing all over everything. And they are the variegated form. I also noticed large coarse green wild form...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-16-2014, 12:34 AM
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Views: 287
Posted By hydrophyte
Bamboo culms will probably start to rot...

Bamboo culms will probably start to rot underwater pretty quick.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 89,374
Posted By hydrophyte
I was just wondering about this tank. I have...

I was just wondering about this tank. I have started building a 165G plywood vivarium enclosure.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 04-10-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By hydrophyte
This turned out really nice!

This turned out really nice!
Forum: Tank Journals 04-06-2014, 05:17 AM
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Views: 85,988
Posted By hydrophyte
Congratulations again to Don for the tank feature...

Congratulations again to Don for the tank feature in the current issue of AMAZONAS Magazine. The plants and everything else look great in print, too.
...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-05-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 21,472
Posted By hydrophyte
For scale you can also try to drown them by...

For scale you can also try to drown them by dunking the whole plant underwater. If you repeat this a few times you can knock them down quite a bit. The Ruellia can handle being submerged for a whole...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-04-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 21,472
Posted By hydrophyte
That Ruellia 'Katie' is blooming again.

That Ruellia 'Katie' is blooming again.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By hydrophyte
Yes of course I'm going to add gravel or sand as...

Yes of course I'm going to add gravel or sand as well as a hardscape. I will probably leave the underwater area unplanted.

The plant on the left is an Acrostichum leather fern. The one on the...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-01-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 919
Posted By hydrophyte
I finally got water into this thing. I also...

I finally got water into this thing. I also painted a black background on it.

http://ripariumsupply.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/31-III-14-tank-I-14.jpg

Here it is with the beginning of the...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-27-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 21,472
Posted By hydrophyte
Fittonia is better for planting on a trellis...

Fittonia is better for planting on a trellis raft. I doubt that it will grow very well in a planter.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,187
Posted By hydrophyte
Nice work! I like the way you have the different...

Nice work! I like the way you have the different textures together.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,954
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks so much!

Thanks so much!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,552
Posted By hydrophyte
I have seen some real nice layouts using rounded...

I have seen some real nice layouts using rounded river stones, although it might look better in a shorter tank.

For a small tank like this one the crack in the plastic rim is probably not a big...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,954
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks. I'm working on another one that is going...

Thanks. I'm working on another one that is going to go into a 90G tank. That one will use more blooming orchids.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,556
Posted By hydrophyte
I like that 12g long.

I like that 12g long.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-25-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,954
Posted By hydrophyte
If I could find the market I would like to try to...

If I could find the market I would like to try to do this kind of custom design.

I am more interested in doing custom terrarium design. I have been working on some concepts that I think are...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-23-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,281
Posted By hydrophyte
Eek! Those are special plants. I spent...

Eek!



Those are special plants. I spent a lot of time researching them and looking for them. They are true miniature palms that stay small and grow slow. Here are the ones that I have in there....
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 21,472
Posted By hydrophyte
Nice work! That light looks pretty slick. I gotta...

Nice work! That light looks pretty slick. I gotta try one of those BML fixtures.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,954
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks again. Well, one important caveat is that...

Thanks again. Well, one important caveat is that these setups are like any other fish tank and require a certain amount of maintenance work, daily care and aquarium expertise. Unless you can find...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-21-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,954
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks so much! Yes I agree that with the plants...

Thanks so much! Yes I agree that with the plants growing out of the top the riparium planting interacts visually with the space in the room.

These setups look a little dingy right now. I need to...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,281
Posted By hydrophyte
Thanks. She had those real bright colors for a...

Thanks. She had those real bright colors for a couple of weeks after she molted. Now she is more drab. I hope that she will molt again soon.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,281
Posted By hydrophyte
Look! I have update photo from the other night....

Look! I have update photo from the other night. If you look real close you will see the spider.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/13283156274_82a975570c_o.jpg

I have changed the planting a...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,954
Posted By hydrophyte
Here's another quick photo. I hope to make...

Here's another quick photo.

I hope to make some time to clean this tank up for more serious photography.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3687/13282805285_6d2b43ec77_o.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals 03-20-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,339
Posted By hydrophyte
That looks great. You have the best equipment in...

That looks great. You have the best equipment in there. I like that dark shadow under the tallest stone on the left side.
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