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Old 11-22-2009, 11:56 PM   #1
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55 gallon riparium.(update)


While waiting on some emersed plants and more live stock i'll post some pictures now.
-substrate: Repti Sand (desert white, all natural)
-crystal red shrimp, cory cat ,ottos, assassin snail.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:57 PM   #2
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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Hey that's pretty sweet. You could put together a real nice collection of plants in there. I finally got my 55 back into better shape. I was getting to be frustrated with the shape--just 12" front-to-back--but I was able to fix it up by yanking the really big plants, especially the Java fern. Here's a shot from last week.



You might find it desirable to apply a dark background to that tank. If you use riparium planters then the shadow will help to obscure the planter cups, while also better showcasing the plants.

It looks like you already have some pretty nice animals in there.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:43 AM   #4
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You might find it desirable to apply a dark background to that tank. If you use riparium planters then the shadow will help to obscure the planter cups, while also better showcasing the plants.

It looks like you already have some pretty nice animals in there.
I am thinking to use light blue as background, but like you said dark color might work better, i can't wait to get the plants and planters that i bought from you.
I like the way you arranged the plants in your riparium..great job.
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:13 AM   #5
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I like how you incorperated the rock work with the emersed scape. Good Job!
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:18 AM   #6
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I like how you incorperated the rock work with the emersed scape. Good Job!
Thanks...i put the rock on the left side to hide the filter, heater and thermometer. the water runs from the top of the rock then down to the water sarface.
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:56 AM   #7
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Now that one is going to be a very interesting and unique riparium. Nice job of busting out of the box! I have wondered if I wanted to try the Heavenly Bamboo in mine, but I haven't decided to try it yet. It looks promising there.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:35 AM   #8
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I was just wondering where all the equipment was hiding, then saw you said you had it hidden behind the rock. With the canopies on, I could see you getting some good immersed growth with crypts and anubias (possibly some flowering action too).
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Now that one is going to be a very interesting and unique riparium. Nice job of busting out of the box! I have wondered if I wanted to try the Heavenly Bamboo in mine, but I haven't decided to try it yet. It looks promising there.
I never had riparium before, this is my first time..i am kind of newbie in here, but i always wanted to have emersed plants in my tank.
i hope the bamboo will make it in there, if not i'll put some rice .
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I bet that the the lucky bamboo will make it in there. Can you find any more of it? It would look cool if you could get a little stand of it going with a number of stems.
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I bet that the the lucky bamboo will make it in there. Can you find any more of it? It would look cool if you could get a little stand of it going with a number of stems.
Yes i do have some more, i'll post another picture later with more bamboo and your plants when they get here.
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ready to put the plants in yet?
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ready to put the plants in yet?
I did, those are great plants..thanks a lot.
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I never had riparium before, this is my first time..i am kind of newbie in here, but i always wanted to have emersed plants in my tank.
i hope the bamboo will make it in there, if not i'll put some rice .
Then, you could call this the "Sushi Tank" (Too much coffee this morning, I think.)
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Hey shrimpo I sent that box of plants off this morning. I hope that they will find their way OK. I'll be interested to see them in your setup so please post some more pictures if you can.
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