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Old 03-28-2013, 10:27 PM   #16
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Can't wait to see how this turns out.
I'll keep working on it.

Just for an idea of scale I stuck a couple of riparium plants in the cardboard mockup. I think the enclosure is about the right shape. I might still make it another 1/2" or so shorter than this.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:27 PM   #17
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I can't wait to see how this turns out! Any ideas for what your fauna will be?
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:05 AM   #18
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I can't wait to see how this turns out! Any ideas for what your fauna will be?
I will try to maintain good progress.

I plan to use some kind of real small nano fish, such as Boraras or Neoheterandria.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:18 AM   #19
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haha i LOVE this idea. i've been looking for the tank size that you're looking into also for similar reasons, & layout. i've scoured the net and found none.

if i may make a request - can you kindly share some detailed photos of your tank build? so that a noob like me may attempt to make the same tank using your methods? i've looked into it and doesn't seem too hard but i'd love to see your work first before i venture into it myself.

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Old 03-29-2013, 02:08 AM   #20
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haha i LOVE this idea. i've been looking for the tank size that you're looking into also for similar reasons, & layout. i've scoured the net and found none.

if i may make a request - can you kindly share some detailed photos of your tank build? so that a noob like me may attempt to make the same tank using your methods? i've looked into it and doesn't seem too hard but i'd love to see your work first before i venture into it myself.

PLEASE keep us posted! subscribed!
The ADA 60-F is a similar shape, but only 12" deep and a bit taller.

I'll try to post post some construction photos. I think it won't be too hard to put together. For such a short tank I won't need super strong seems, but I'll build it as well as I can. It will be important to put it on a real level surface to avoid pressure points.

I have some fun plants in mind for this. Swamp rose (Rosa palustris) has a nice open branching habit like other roses and pink blossoms.



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Old 04-01-2013, 07:56 AM   #21
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I found another plant that might look good in a setup like this.

River cane (Arundindaria gigantea) is a Southeast US-native true bamboo. It can grow to 15' tall, but I have seen some pretty nice bonsai bamboo, so maybe I can keep it pretty short with the right kind of pruning.

I found a plant cheap on eehbay and ordered it and maybe I'll see it this week. i might just kill it by planting like this as a riparium plant, but I think it's worth a shot. A bamboo could look really great in a riparium.


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Old 04-02-2013, 04:18 AM   #22
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Glass tomorrow!

I need to buy a tube of silicone, too.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:01 PM   #23
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Looking forward to it.
My girlfriend is asking me since a long time to get a Riparium set from you. But the problem is, I dont have lights which can be hanged. My lights are clamped on the tank and are pretty close to the water surface. So the riparium plants wont get light.
Now this seems to be a great idea. I can put some study lamp kinda thing on it. Great...
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You can use a floor lamp like this over the plants.

http://common2.csnimages.com/lf/49/h...p-in-Black.jpg

Thats what I use over my riparium plants, I just use a "day light" type bulb or you could use a UVB reptle bulb.
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Looking forward to it.
My girlfriend is asking me since a long time to get a Riparium set from you. But the problem is, I dont have lights which can be hanged. My lights are clamped on the tank and are pretty close to the water surface. So the riparium plants wont get light.
Now this seems to be a great idea. I can put some study lamp kinda thing on it. Great...
Keep updating this thread
Yeah a floor lamp could be a good option or if the plants are not too tall you could use a long gooseneck LED fixture. For my Mr. Aqua setup I made a simple mount using a metal shelf bracket.
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Waiting to see more. I want to do something similar with my spare 60F for the living room.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:01 PM   #27
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I found another plant that might look good in a setup like this.

River cane (Arundindaria gigantea) is a Southeast US-native true bamboo. It can grow to 15' tall, but I have seen some pretty nice bonsai bamboo, so maybe I can keep it pretty short with the right kind of pruning.

I found a plant cheap on eehbay and ordered it and maybe I'll see it this week. i might just kill it by planting like this as a riparium plant, but I think it's worth a shot. A bamboo could look really great in a riparium.


(Wikimedia Commons image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ar...a_gigantea.jpg)
You gotta let me know if this bamboo works out in a riparium!
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:58 PM   #28
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I have a small piece of silverstripe bamboo that I have had in a glass forever on my windowsill, along with a stem of begonia that flowers! It wouldn't do anything, but it stayed green so I left it in there. Today I pulled it out and it has a tiny root.
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