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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-25-2014, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Nano riparium

Just set this up on the side of my turtle tank. Since my turtle doesn't use the basking area all the time thought maybe put some of that wasted light to use.


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Hey,
I'm not really sure I can figure out your setup from the photos. Can you give a side view? And where is the turtle?
I think this is cool but I can't figure it out. lol

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I reread and this is on the side of the tank. So it's a fish tank next to your turtle tank, right?
What plants, what fish?
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Hey,
I'm not really sure I can figure out your setup from the photos. Can you give a side view? And where is the turtle?
I think this is cool but I can't figure it out. lol

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I reread and this is on the side of the tank. So it's a fish tank next to your turtle tank, right?
What plants, what fish?
lol I was thinking it might be kinda hard to figure out by the picture.
Here's a side shot of the tanks. I zip tied some plastic screen together and used suction cups and pvc pipe to hold the planter in place.


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not 100% sure on plant names but I think this is a list of what I got
Pteris
bluebell fern
chamaedorea
microphyllus

not sure what the heart shaped leaf plant is

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Very nice!
What fish in the riparium?

Deep beneath the rolling waves in labyrinths of coral caves
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Very nice!
What fish in the riparium?

Thanks. For now just a granddad swordtail and a few fry.
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This is a very good idea. It's like an in-tank aquaponics planter.

If you lower the water level a bit and use an airline + lift tube to lift water up into the substrate you could probably grow any kind of plant in there, not just aquatics.
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This is a very good idea. It's like an in-tank aquaponics planter.

If you lower the water level a bit and use an airline + lift tube to lift water up into the substrate you could probably grow any kind of plant in there, not just aquatics.

Yeah I have a similar set up to that in my little indoor pond. Even got some veggies going, but I think they are not getting enough light.

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