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55g blackwater riparium --- FISH ORDERED!

Alright, so I finally got my old 55g emptied, fish shipped out, and plants relocated so I could buy some awesome manzy driftwood from Tom Barr and riparium supplies from Riparium Guy and Hydrophyte

It isn't full yet, nor has some key essential such as driftwood, or plants have come. Here is the run down of specs:

Filtration - Fluval 404
Substrate - White sand blasting sand capped with Indian almond leaves
Lighting - 2x32w T8 shoplight (May upgrade later)
Co2 - None
Ferts - None
10 riparium planters
7 trellis rafts

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10 - Marbled hatchets
30 - Cherry Barbs
???# of - honeycombs (if I can get some...)
2 - B/N plecos
Maybe some RCS


Planned plant list (No submerged, all above water)
Ruellia brittoniana
Cyperus
Aluminum plant
Zephyranthes
Baby panda bamboo
Leather leaf fern
Bacopa Monerieri

Anyways, here is the tank, empty, but with the rocks. I may add a few more rocks, but I want to wait and see what the driftwood looks like with it in there.



This is one of the first times I am actually waiting to set-up a tank and paying for driftwood, so hopefully it will turn out good


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30....cherry barbs? Are you sure you want to do that? They breed and they get rather large and your tank is only going to be about 2/3rds full. Anyways, excited to see how this pans out. Following.
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Looking good! Im putting together a smaller Riparium myself right now with a kit from Hydrophyte.

What kind of rocks are those? Id like some like that for my Malawi tank.
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30....cherry barbs? Are you sure you want to do that? They breed and they get rather large and your tank is only going to be about 2/3rds full. Anyways, excited to see how this pans out. Following.
I may be getting 15 (cherries) of a special kind from Msjinkndz, but I am not sure. The tank will also not be half-way or 2/3rds empty. Its going to be as full as possible.


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Looking good! Im putting together a smaller Riparium myself right now with a kit from Hydrophyte.

What kind of rocks are those? Id like some like that for my Malawi tank.
Thanks! Be sure to post a journal!
The rocks I got from down the road of my house. All I know is its inert.


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I have riparium plants coming tomorrow, should I go ahead and fill the tank and then put the driftwood in later, or wait and put the riparium plants in a holding tank?


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I just got some riparium plants from the amazing Riparium Guy! Once the driftwood gets here, I will fill'er up!

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It already looks awesome.

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It already looks awesome.
So many compliments and all I did is throw some rocks in there. Either A) I did an awful job and everybody is saying it in a 'special way' or B) People just like rocks in a glass box.

I am going with the first one.


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Might as well be DAROCKMAN. No, but seriously...you've already got a nice scape going, and I think it's the sleek look of the rocks that are attracting us in hordes.

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If you guys like those rocks, I have a ton near my house (quite literally...) and I can go collect and sell some.

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I am sad. Y U NO PUT PLANTS IN YET!?!

Because I need Mr. Barr to send me the driftwood It'll be hard for me to arrange the driftwood if its full. I am going to plant riparium plants right now in their containers and then put them in a rubbermaid container.

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I couldn't wait for my manzanita to get here so I planted my tank already, I just tried to visualize the wood... I hope it turns out ok.... I'm nervous now! lol

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