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Mr. Aqua 11.4 Riparium

I have the 11.4-gallon Mr. Aqua tank on the way. It has a real nice shape (11.8" X 11.8" X 18.9") and I think that I have a good concept in mind for a riparium planting.

I am going to shoot for a layout with a fine, grassy theme. I want to use baby panda bamboo (Pogonatherum crinitum) in several planters for most of the emersed background.



This is a great plant. I have several of them going in riparium planters and they are finally (months later) starting to fill out. Baby panda bamboo is not a fast-growing plant. It really does look a lot like bamboo, but it is not a true bamboo. Like bamboo, however, it is a kind of grass.

I want to get some nice fish for this setup.

I have some more ideas to relate later on.

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I like this tank idea alot. With a rimless tank and a great riparium plant like baby panda bamboo, how could it not be awesome! Will this be an Asian biotope by any chance?

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Like always, I can't wait to see how this is going to turn out. What is going to be in the water section? Any plants in the water section? I really hope you post as often as you can.


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I like idea alot. With a rimless tank and a great riparium plant like baby panda bamboo, how could it not be awesome! Will this be an Asian biotope by any chance?
If it is going to be a bio-type, a betta would be cool as a fish.


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I had one specific fish idea in mind and I want to write it down before I forget. Some time ago chonhzilla had a setup going with Barilius dogarsinghi and a couple other species. The B. dogarsinghi look like a pretty cool little fish. They are cyprinids, but they look to me just like little trout. I wonder if I can find them for sale anywhere(?). I don't see much with a Google search.
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I had one specific fish idea in mind and I want to write it down before I forget. Some time ago chonhzilla had a setup going with Barilius dogarsinghi and a couple other species. The B. dogarsinghi look like a pretty cool little fish. They are cyprinids, but they look to me just like little trout. I wonder if I can find them for sale anywhere(?). I don't see much with a Google search.
Those are very nice fish indeed! Not sure about where one could get them though. Aquabid maybe?

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I wonder if they might grow a bit too large for this setup.

I also pondered a little shoal Norman's lampeyes, combined with maybe a sparking gourami.
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I wonder if they might grow a bit too large for this setup.

I also pondered a little shoal Norman's lampeyes, combined with maybe a sparking gourami.
How do you know about so many cool fish!

I have to agree that the Barilius dogarsinghi would grow a tad but large for such a setup. From what I read they grow to about three and a half inches. So they get pretty big. The lampeyes would be very cool. I heard that their eyes glow. Is that true?

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What ever fish you choose, I am sure it will looks supurb even if you choose crappy grade guppies.


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I have wanted to do a setup with an orange swordtail to go along with the Riparium Supply logo, but that wouldn't really support the understated atmosphere that I want for everything else in this setup. Maybe I will get one and put it in here just for some picture-taking, then stick it in another tank.













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I hope to have more new pictures soon. The tank might get here it tomorrow. It was scanned leaving UPS in Illinois. Tonight I will work on re-varnishing the little stand where I will set it up.
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Funny...my light is in Illinois...Hodgekins to be exact...It departed there three days ago and still says it is departed.


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I want to get some nice fish for this setup.
Or inverts only tank?
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Hey shrimpo do you still have those mangrove trees going? I have an extra leather fern here for you if you might like it. I divided the clump that i had and ended up with three new plants.
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