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Forum: Tank Journals 12-07-2014, 02:02 AM
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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 12-04-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
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, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
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, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
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, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
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, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
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, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
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 10-31-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
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, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
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, 08:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
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, 07:20 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 101,657
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, 02:07 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 19,550
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, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
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, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,424
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, 09:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,069
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, 05:59 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 101,657
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, 04:28 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 101,657
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, 06:41 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 101,657
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, 04:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,018
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, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
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, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
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, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
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, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
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, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
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.
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