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Post 60G Shallow Riparium & Tonina/Erio Dutch

Here's the new tank. Deep Blue 60g top look-down frag tank ( 4'x2'x1' ). I'm hoping to do toninas, eriocaulons, some rotola with riparium plants in the rear. The tank will be lit by 6x39w ATI sunpower (maybe not all 6 running). Controlled by an Apex for timers, pH prob, temp probe, equipment managment. Most of this is left over equiment from my Reef tank. I'll eventually make this a reef tank in the future, for now this tank will be fun. My goal is to automonate as much as possible for minimal maintenance but a beautiful tank. I think its possible just to find the right balance. I'll try to take photos at every step.

I still need to redo the hardwood floors prior starting this project, should take a few weeks or so.




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Do riparium plants do well in soft water tanks?

Also heres my old SPS reef tank



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Equipment List
-Deepblue 60g frag tank (top-down)
-ATI 6x39w (bulbs to be configured later)
-2x Ecotech Vortech MP10 powerheads
-Apex controller
-1.1ml dosers x3
-Ehiem Canister filter
-Hydror inline heater
-5lb. co2 Tank + Victor reg
-Inline GLA diffuser


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Love shallow tanks. I have one coming myself.

How tall is the stand if I may ask?

And how are you going to go about with the riparian section? With just 10 inches after the substrate is in, are you going to be keeping the water level high up?

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Holy smokes that's a perfect size and shape for a robust riparium planting with lots of tropical stuff.
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Sounds promising! Get those floors done, I'm anxious to see this come along
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I saw one of these tanks for the first time earlier to day at my LFS, but couldn't find a price on it. Should make for an interesting display!

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I definitely like the dimensions of this tank alot!


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With this broad footprint I think this tank would look good with foliage having a strongly vertical habit. I really like cat palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum) for this kind of effect. My 50G setup still has this planting with a background mainly of cat palm.



A big tropical swamp aroid would also be awesome as a centerpiece plant in there. Lasia spinosa and Cyrtosperma johnstonii would both be excellent choices. Montrichardia arborescens is another one that I'm trying to get my hands on.


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...so would Lasimorpha senegalensis and it blooms with these amazing spathes.


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The stand is 29" high, and the overall tank height is 42". I have a overflow in the left corner that will go to an Ehiem canister filter down below in the stand. I'll probably do a 1" layer of aquasoil with some hardscaping in the rear.


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Love shallow tanks. I have one coming myself.

How tall is the stand if I may ask?

And how are you going to go about with the riparian section? With just 10 inches after the substrate is in, are you going to be keeping the water level high up?


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The rear will be all riparium but I want to keep it tight and not have it overpower the tank. I figure the rear 1/3 will showcase riparium plants. I really like the cats palms, and anything else that will be small leafed to be proportionate with the rest of the tank with possible center pieces (large leafed). I'll need some advice on some pieces hydrophyte.

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Holy smokes that's a perfect size and shape for a robust riparium planting with lots of tropical stuff.


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Awesome. I've got my eye on the 80 gallon frag tank as my dream farm tank. Is the build quality nice? What's the warranty on the Deep Blue tanks?


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