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Old 05-16-2010, 05:35 PM   #16
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looking great!!
Have you any plans for more emmergant plants?
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:47 AM   #17
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I recently made another order with Devin for some more planters and some of the new nano trellis rafts, allowing me to finally add some new plants to the scape.

Before rescaping:












And after:









In addition to the Tahitian bridal veil that Devin included with my order, a trip to my local nursery scored me some creeping jenny 'gold,' a monster pot of Acorus gramineus 'Pusillus,' and an unID'd dracaena. Aside from some growth troubles with the polka dot plant and the bacopa, I'm really enjoying the look of the more filled out tank.

As far as the submerged portion of the tank goes, I just received a shipment of manzanita branches and plan to fit some of those into the scape. I also needed to up the filtration as I'm getting very little water movement at all now. To remedy that, I ordered a Duetto DJ100 internal filter, which I have seen quite a few people use in their ripariums to good effect. I'll be sure to post more pics once I make the new additions. Until then, see you later!


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Old 06-19-2010, 04:49 PM   #18
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Wow! That looks spectacular now! You have a beautiful layout there. I wouldn't change anything in it.
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Old 06-19-2010, 06:59 PM   #19
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Wow! That looks spectacular now! You have a beautiful layout there. I wouldn't change anything in it.
I agree! You have caught on to this stuff alot faster then I did. Great work!
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:06 PM   #20
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Wow this looks really great. I love this picture.

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I wish I could find a "monster pot" of Acorus gramineus 'Pusillus'. That stuff is really great.

MrJG had a Dracaena like that one in his riparium setup and it grew really well for him. It goes nice with the other plants that you have in there.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:43 PM   #21
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Thanks for the encouraging words!

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MrJG had a Dracaena like that one in his riparium setup and it grew really well for him. It goes nice with the other plants that you have in there.
His setup was actually the reason that I put that particular dracaena into the tank. I loved its red accents but wasn't sure it would work. But once I saw it doing well in his riparium thread, I was dead set on using it in my tank as well - so thanks go out to him for experimenting with it.

I got my manzanita in the mail a few days ago and now it's just a matter of picking the appropriate pieces, finding out how to work them into the scape and soaking them until they sink.



I also got my Duetto DJ100, and I must say it's a strong, little filter. I kind of wish I got the smaller model because I can't mount the DJ100 vertically without raising the water level, which is not an option. And since this filter seems to be best suited mounting to the left side of the tank, I may have to make a few adjustments - perhaps placing the creeping jenny on the right side of the tank, pulling all of the bacopa and replacing it with another planter full of acorus. After all, I still have plenty to work with...



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Old 06-21-2010, 08:55 PM   #22
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That does look great. Awesome job so far- love the newt
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:59 PM   #23
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This turned out AWESOME
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:02 PM   #24
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Wow look at all of that Acorus in that pot. One could make a killer layout in a smaller tank with that stuff using it as the whole background.

Be aware that Acorus is highly susceptible to spider mites. It is a good idea to dunk sweetflag overnight every ten days or so to make sure they don't get a foothold, especially during the summertime when they are around more.

Nice manzanita you got too.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:57 PM   #25
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Wow, that's an incredible setup! The colors of the plants are great and your newt is awesome.
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Be aware that Acorus is highly susceptible to spider mites. It is a good idea to dunk sweetflag overnight every ten days or so to make sure they don't get a foothold, especially during the summertime when they are around more.
Thanks for the heads up. When you say dunk it, do you mean to remove the planter from the tank and submerge the entire thing or do you mean to just sink the planter so that the base (+ a few inches) of the plant is submerged in the tank? As you can probably tell, I know nothing about spider mites and how/where they affect the plant.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:58 PM   #27
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I don't know if you would even have much trouble with spider mites in your area, but around here we get them a lot in the summer. They go after tomato plants and other outdoor plants and then find their way indoors. Sometimes they get on houseplants too. If you do a Google search you can find out what they look like and what sorts of damage they do. Generally they cause leaf splotching and drying.

It is real easy to treat Acorus for bugs. Just dunk the whole thing underwater right in the planter and leave it there overnight. Unlike many plants Acorus can withstand being under water for several days with no trouble. Really I wouldn't worry about it too much and you might not need to do this treatment, but it is a good idea to have a close look at your riparium plants every once in a while to make sure that pests haven't gotten in there.
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Old 10-15-2010, 02:41 AM   #28
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How is this riparium comming Jon?
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