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Forum: DIY 10-18-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 96,641
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: 18,917
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: 2
Views: 259
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: 2
Views: 259
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: 29
Views: 3,262
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: 14,499
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: 264
Views: 96,641
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: 264
Views: 96,641
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: 264
Views: 96,641
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: 2,893
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: 513
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: 992
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: 310
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: 348
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: 343
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: 183
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: 602
Views: 223,021
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: 757
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: 447
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: 1,933
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: 350
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: 1,624
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: 173
Views: 18,917
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: 413
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: 490
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...
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