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Old 10-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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20 Long German Blue Ram Riparium


My friend and I photoshopped an idea for an awesome tank. See, I had a dilemma. I want GBRs so badly, but then i really wanted a riparium. then LIGHTNING struck and i thought, now why cant i just do both?!
I was going to try and do a whole little ecosystem thing where all the plants and animals came from the orinocco basin, but i realized the plants would be really hard to find and probably expensive, so im just sticking to the fish for now.
So here's the proposed plant list:
Crypy wenditii green
Java windelov
anubias nana
bacopa
java moss
peace lillies
whorled pennywort
dragon flame
Alternanthera reineckii var 'roseafolia'

and the proposed fish list:
a pair of GBRs
8-10 neon tetras
rummy nose tetras?

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:09 PM   #2
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That sounds good. Some of those plants, such as the crypt and Java fern, will need very high humidity if you want to grow them emersed as riparium plants. So they will do best in a tank with a lowered water level and covered top.
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Alright, thanks do you have any alternatives to the the java fern?
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Yes there are lots of other plants that are good choices.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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Can't wait to see this setup.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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Consider pothos, Epipremnum aureum, as well. They grow above or below water without complaint and don't need much humidity and they clean the water too, and also chinese evergreen(aglaonema) which is like a variegated peace lily.
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I will i will, haha, i happen to be bogged down by making an elvish dress that i need by the end of the week, haha!
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:53 AM   #8
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Quote:
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proposed fish list:
a pair of GBRs
8-10 neon tetras
rummy nose tetras?
Rummy nose are difficult to acclimate. Neon tetras would be easier.

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Old 10-15-2012, 02:14 AM   #9
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Here are some plants that are good choices for a small open-top riparium...
  • Ruellia 'Katie'
  • Dwarf Cyperus Umbrella Sedge
  • Bacopa monnieri Moneywort
  • Lysmachia Creeping Jenny
  • Asclepias Mexican milkweed - prune to size
  • Echinodorus 'Tropica Marble Queen'
  • Alternanthera Joseph's Coat - for Trellis Raft
  • Pilea Aluminum plant - for Trellis Raft
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #10
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Hilde, I have a nice drip acclimation set up and would pronanly acclimate them for several hours before fully introducking them.
And thank you thank you thank you hydrophyte!!
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plannning on starting this next weekend!
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