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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-20-2017, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Riparium without fish?

Hello!, I'm new to this community. I originally started this thread in the wrong section, with an erroneous title so this is my second attempt haha.

I'm new to the hobby, I started my first planted tank earlier this year and now I'm hooked. Recently I found out about ripariums, and my research led me to this forum where I found a VERY helpful thread that listed plants suitable for a riparium and also a discussion of members' different experiences growing plants in a riparium.

I'm curious if anyone has experience growing plants in a riparium environment that doesn't include fish or invertebrates -- only plants. I assume it would be much easier but would you still need to consider the parameters of the water? Would any filtration or circulation be required? I assume fertilization would be necessary. Proper lighting would be essential but what about temperature?

Sorry if this is a duplicate post! If anyone would be able to share their experience or point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated!
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I love riparium set up, but am trying to cut back on tanks so right now I have a large peace lily 'domino' and a dwarf peace lily on a ~6gallon planter pot with no fish, no heater, no filtration/aeration (pretending it doesn't count as a tank). I just top off water every week or 2, sometimes from tap, sometimes from a tank I water changed (dump old tank water in). Maybe 1-2x a month I remember to drop in some liquid ferts. Light is a 13 watt cfl 6500k in clamp work lamp + some weak/diffused light from a T5 on a tank near it. They're growing like mad.
Plenty of people grow aquatic plants without fish/shrimp, you can do the same with riparium as long as there's some nutrient source: soil, liquid/capsule/pill ferts, waste water from tank with fauna.

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