Rescaping my 30g Riparium
I‘m Aaron from Germany,
I registered myself here because I think this Forum has a great Riparium-Coomunity
I have a 30g Riparium with Dwarf Puffers, Hara jerdonis and different Kuhlis.
It‘s planted with Mentha Aquatica, Cryptocoryne Wendtii, Elodea, Hippuris Vulgaris, Hydrocotyle verticillata, Nymphea lotus, Lysimachia nummularia, Duckweed, Suesswassertang and Sarracenia Purpurea (comes into our garden in spring). The hardscape consists of roots (put together like a tree stump to cover the plant pot for the Sarracenia and Hydrocotyle) some small pieces of wood and boughs.
It‘s really a mess at the moment and I want to rescape it.
The plan is to put a long plastic flower pot at the end of the tank and fill it with gravel. The pot is going to be emerged with about an inch of water over it. For water circulation I want to put small holes in the pot. To Cover the pot I want to use the Roots and River Stones. I want to plant it with Mentha Aquatica, Hippuris Vulgaris, Equisetum Variegatum, Hydrocotyle verticillata, Echinodorus bleheri or argentinensis (sits already in the tank) lobelia cardinals (sits in the tank too) or a some kind of carnivorous plants and other (and maybe Cryptocoryne wendtii).
Submerged I want Cryptocoryne wendtii (between the stones), Elodea (free floating), Nymphea Lotus (in the Sand), Lysimachia nummularia (in the Sand) and Hippuris Vulgaris (growing out of the Water at some points, planted in the Sand).
And now my Questions:
1. Which alternative is there to the flower pot, because it‘s very wide and I loose lots of space (Riparium planters aren‘t available in Germany and I don‘t want to use the shower „things“ (forgot the name) because of the chemical ingredients which might be in there)?
2. Which plants could I use for the pot (maybe something with bigger leaves, different colors as a contrast)?
3. Has anybody made experiences with carnivorous plants? Which can I use in a Riparium setup?
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T. Hanks for reading