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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-11-2016, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Phhasek's riparium

In the progress of starting a 60x30x30cm riparium. My aquarium stand is almost finished, just some painting to do!
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 01-12-2016, 02:51 AM
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Interesting, that's a good start.

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Painted black and added planters. Also drilled holes to enable the light to be lowered/raised.
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Got a nice redmoor root from my lfs today. The planters will fit nicely behind it the way it is now. Also got another two "planters" from a local grocery store. I now have a total of five planters. Yesterday I rinsed the sand and planter substrate. I think I'll have the time to start it up this weekend. I have decided to have the water level at 0.62 times the height of the aquarium. So about 2/3 filled with water.

These are the plants I already have at home and planning to start with.

Spathiphyllum
Spider plant
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Lucky bamboo
Monstera

I'm also planning on buying some "frog bit" because I want some floaters.
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That is some wicked driftwood!
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Depending on which exact Monstera species you buy they get very big so be ready to trim back leaves or have it dominate your tank.

Peace lily (Spathiphyllum) can also easily reach 36" (91 cm) tall depending on species. I have one I don't know the exact sp of that's staying around 12", and my 'domino' is over 24".

Check your local water report for fluoride as lucky bamboo does not tolerate fluoride (or chlorine).

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Fluorid = 0.4 mg/l
Chloride = 11 mg/l
This doesen't mean anything to me. The tap water here in Sweden is supposedly pristine. I'm aware of the (possible) size of monstera. It would be a rather delicate problem having to trim it. For now I'll try not to kill the plants . The back of my riparium should offer good support for taller plants with the possibility to mount screws etc to it. At least that's my plan.

The root is now soaking in water. Yes it floates. Damn You Archimedes!

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With three planters mounted. There is room for more but I'll start with three. I have super glued some clay pebbles to the holes in the back of the planter so the substrate wont fall out. Yes super glue (cyanoacrylate) is ok in aquarium. It's widely used to attach coral in salt water aquariums. I have used it alot in my previous salt water tank. Be a little careful because when in contact with water before it hardens it really stings the eyes if to close. Cyanoacrylat is also used in surgery on humans.

I have super glued a tunze magnet (from my old salt water tank) onto the internal filter (aquael micro plus) for easy removal when cleaning. Its a small filter so i reckon I'll have to clean it quite often.
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That looks great. I am looking forward to seeing your progress! That is a very interesting looking little filter. Is there a tiny sponge in it?

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Really excited to see how this turns out!

Is that a 12g? or a 11g? My conversion to Freedom units sucks haha.
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Really excited to see how this turns out!

Is that a 12g? or a 11g? My conversion to Freedom units sucks haha.
It's 54liter. 54\3.78=14.3 us gallon or freedom units, 54/4.54=11.9 uk gallon.
It will only hold about 33l or 8.7us gallon with the water level at 18.6cm.

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That looks great. I am looking forward to seeing your progress! That is a very interesting looking little filter. Is there a tiny sponge in it?
Thanks! Yes it has a sponge. It was the smallest filter I could find.

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Nice!! I use the fluval 206 on my 17.1 gallon.

Hopefully your filter is enough for the tank. Excited for outcome

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It's 54liter. 54\3.78=14.3 us gallon or freedom units, 54/4.54=11.9 uk gallon.
It will only hold about 33l or 8.7us gallon with the water level at 18.6cm.

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Thanks! Yes it has a sponge. It was the smallest filter I could find.
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Finally started!

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Like the look of it.
What is the white thing on the left? Temp sensor for heater controller?

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Thanks! It's a sensor for a thermometer/hygrometer unit for my tellstick so it's connected to my wifi. Temp and relative humidity is logged. I can also use the data to create logics for power sockets etc. If temp >x shut off heater for example. Too bad it's white though. I'll try to hide it.
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