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Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium Today, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
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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: 1,101
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: 865
Posted By hydrophyte
Nice setup!

Nice setup!
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,932
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: 3,568
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: 207
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: 241
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: 696
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: 696
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: 696
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: 696
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: 696
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: 583
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: 281
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: 281
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: 281
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: 290
Views: 109,430
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: 20,547
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: 583
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.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-02-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By hydrophyte
29G High-Humidity Riparium

29G High-Humidity Riparium

I have a start on a new project, a high-humidity riparium setup in a 29-gallon tank. This configuration will be similar to the riparium I had in a 55 (below) a few years...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-25-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,932
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: 105
Views: 16,406
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: 290
Views: 109,430
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: 290
Views: 109,430
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: 290
Views: 109,430
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...
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