Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran
Interesting hardscape... I thought ripariums had to be half filled, but apparently not not. What are the fish?
Thanks! (I think...
) The fish are Ilyodon frucidens, a wild-type Goodied from Mexico. A great aquarium fish in my opinion!
Looks great Jake! You need more riparium planters though!
Thanks Philip! And, yeah.... I deffinately need more plants, but I wanna/need to upgrade my fixture before I do.
Looks awesome. Very natural. Need more plants above and below so the fish feels more comfortable.
Thanks Boon! Plants are coming... I just need the new fixture before I get things rolling!
Doesn't this kind of miss the idea of the riparium? Looks more like a planted tank with emergent growth.
How does it miss the idea of a riparium? A riparium is
an aquarium with emergent growth. I realize that the tank doesn't look very riparium'y now, as I am lacking when it comes to riparium plants.
Lots of Rips are fully filled with a few plants out the top. Give it time, if jake can leave it alone for more than 3 days it'll start to fill in. I agree it needs some MORE plants in planters at the top.
Haha! You caught me... I move my plants around WAY to much. But this summer I plan to be too busy to do anything but water changes.
I promise I'll stop moving plants... There, I said it. Now hold me to my word!!
Originally Posted by defiesexistence
Cute fry, Jake, well done!
What lighting are you thinking of upgrading to?
How about Tradescantia for your planters?
The fry are crazy... with the addition of 8 little fish, it now looks like it is just filled with movement! For lighting, I am thinking a Nova Extreme 36" T5HO fixture, or the Coralife equivelant of that. Not sure though.
eh? I have heard of them, but never ina riparium setting. I do have a freind who has some though, so I bet I can get some free cuttings and try it out!
nice vid! and tank! needs more plants
ill buy your light when you upgrade
I think we have established that I need more plants...
But thanks!!! I think I am actually going to keep the light though. I need something to illuminate my future tank!
Very cool! I love the fry! This is a plantedtank forum! Not an aquarium with plants forum! There should be more plants than water
Guilty as charged!
But your video was so good! How could I not copy you?
Yeah but he didn't say pogo yatab-something! Haha I should make a bid to now. I love putting voices with names! Its funny how your voices are different than the voices I give you when i read your posts.
You can call me Bob
I know right! About peoples voices... Your guess for my voice was really deep right? But then you heard my real voice you thought you where listening to a girl. Was I close?
Thanks for all the comments guys! Keep 'em coming!
Future plants to be added:
Leather leaf fern(?)
A small Amazon sword
Any other ideas? Please, flood me with them!!