Lukes Riparium --plants are in at last!
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
luke20037
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
luke20037's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: england
Posts: 504
Default

Lukes Riparium --plants are in at last!


Time to start getting the bits together ready for my riparium! My planters will soon be on order from ripariumsupplys and im gradually getting other bits together.

I'm going to gutt out and convert my existing tank for the job,

first off can i get some opinions onsome of these postions of slate, I know its not in the tank just want some ideas if you think i should use them at all!

idea 1




idea 2




idea 3




so just some ideas i know hard to visualize in tank was just playing about with it, too much for a riparium or not right?

thanks guys

Last edited by luke20037; 07-22-2011 at 05:38 PM..
luke20037 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-28-2010, 10:45 PM   #2
!shadow!
Wannabe Guru
 
!shadow!'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: austin,texas
Posts: 1,702
Default

l like idea 2 because you incorporated the idea of both 1 and 3's look of leaning pieces of slate on top of each other. At the same time l like the 2nd pictures awkward stack of slate pieces. For some odd reason l find messy more natural than neatly stacked pieces of slate but that's just me. Good luck with the build! One more thing l forgot to point out, Just make sure the slate pieces don't collapse and crack the bottom of your tank, would hate to have a mini flood at your place.
__________________
----gauny----
48g rimless "passion"
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others" -pericles

!shadow! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 10:51 PM   #3
kcrossley
"This madness ends now!"
 
kcrossley's Avatar
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Posts: 1,425
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by !shadow! View Post
l like idea 2 because you incorporated the idea of both 1 and 3's look of leaning pieces of slate on top of each other. At the same time l like the 2nd pictures awkward stack of slate pieces. For some odd reason l find messy more natural than neatly stacked pieces of slate but that's just me. Good luck with the build! One more thing l forgot to point out, Just make sure the slate pieces don't collapse and crack the bottom of your tank, would hate to have a mini flood at your place.
Okay, you're either single or your wife has no idea that you put rocks on the furniture. I would definitely get smacked if I did that.
kcrossley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2010, 11:04 PM   #4
!shadow!
Wannabe Guru
 
!shadow!'s Avatar
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: austin,texas
Posts: 1,702
Default

Lmao
__________________
----gauny----
48g rimless "passion"
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others" -pericles

!shadow! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 03:57 PM   #5
luke20037
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
luke20037's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: england
Posts: 504
Default

lol no not married yet!
luke20037 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 04:37 PM   #6
hydrophyte
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (141/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,562
Default

Looks like you have a good start Luke.

Have you seen the AquaFleur selection of plants at PlantedBox.com? There are a number of good ones there for ripariums. It it mainly emersed-grown material, so all you have to do is repot in the riparium planter and set them up in your tank.

Full Range of Aquatic Plants by AquaFleur
hydrophyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 05:53 PM   #7
luke20037
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
luke20037's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: england
Posts: 504
Default

no i didnt know about this site its fantastic! thanks for the heads up think ill get my plants from there! ive just gotta research which plants will be suitable,
luke20037 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 05:57 PM   #8
RipariumGuy
Planted Tank Guru
 
RipariumGuy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Posts: 3,614
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by luke20037 View Post
no i didnt know about this site its fantastic! thanks for the heads up think ill get my plants from there! ive just gotta research which plants will be suitable,
Just remember that most of the tank will be covered by the planters and rafts! So only low light plants like anubias' and cryptocornes (bad spelling) will work. Looks like you of to a good start.
Jake
__________________
"My next hobby is going to be tearing up $100 bills while simultaneously banging my head against a wall and flooding my basement."
"Ask not what the hobby can do for you, but what you can do the the hobby" - ScapeFu
The Jake-arium
Wabi-Kusa Pimp #3
RipariumGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 06:02 PM   #9
luke20037
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
luke20037's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: england
Posts: 504
Default

ok cool, im just looking at a new external filter but cant decide between ehiem or fluval!
luke20037 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 06:41 PM   #10
luke20037
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
luke20037's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: england
Posts: 504
Default

can i ask quick question before i go any further! my tank has a plastic cover which i will remove for the riparium but it has no rim so glass cant be added to cover half the top of the tank, is there plants that i can get that dont have to be moist or damp all the time?
luke20037 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 06:42 PM   #11
hydrophyte
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (141/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,562
Default

I have already looked around in the PlantedBox.com site and spotted some good plant choices. I've got to run now but I'll try to be back in a while with a list of suggestions.
hydrophyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 07:01 PM   #12
luke20037
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
luke20037's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: england
Posts: 504
Default

ok cool thanks
luke20037 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 09:03 PM   #13
Hoppy
Planted Tank Guru
 
Hoppy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (74/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 18,794
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
I have already looked around in the PlantedBox.com site and spotted some good plant choices. I've got to run now but I'll try to be back in a while with a list of suggestions.
That site is a great find! Are there any such sites in the US, where most of the aquatic plants are in pots, and emersed grown? I hadn't given any thought to trying any of these plants.
__________________
Hoppy
Hoppy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 09:14 PM   #14
hydrophyte
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (141/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,562
Default

Alright here are some suggestions for plants among the PlantedBox.com selections.
  • Echinodorus cordifolius 'Tropica Marble Queen' is an excellent riparium centerpiece subject

    *
  • Bacopa species form pleasing floating carpets if rooted in a hanging planter, then trained to grow forward to cover a trellis raft. This picture shows B. madagascariensis (not available in that catalog) but either of their other offerings should give a similar result



    *
  • Limnophila aromatica (the left-most plant here) will create a similar floating carpet effect

    *
  • Various other stems, such as Hygrophila, Rotala and Alternanthera, would also be worth trying

    *
  • Try Juncus repens to create a grassy effect
hydrophyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2010, 09:55 PM   #15
luke20037
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
luke20037's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: england
Posts: 504
Default

thanks so much really really big help!
luke20037 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012