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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-16-2012, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Brackish 10g Riparium

Good Morning!! I had several 10g tanks in the garage and wanted to move my 2 Bumblebee Gobies out of the community tank they are in. So I am wondering about a Brackish Riparium. I took the rim off the top yesterday and am letting it sit for a while to make sure there are no leaks. (someone had done a very bad patch on the silicone and I cleaned it up a bit) I have a HOB filter that I think will work, some cool driftwood I got from Mr. Barr and some sand for the bottom. But that's it. Any suggestions on plants?? I have Peace Lily babies already but don't know about the roots being in Brackish water. I had thought about a mangrove but is it too big for a 10g? And would sand be good for the substrate?? Thanks for any suggestions and have a great day!!

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Hey cblwry!

Sand is perfect for a brackish riparium. Really, perfect. If you don't plan on keeping any heavy root system aquatic plants, try to keep the depth of the sand on the lower side. That will not only give the fish more space, but also help keep areas from growing anaerobic bacteria.

As far as plants go, here are a couple ideas:
  • leather leaf fern
  • white mangrove
  • red mangrove
  • java fern (requires high levels of humidity)
  • Anubias (requires high levels of humidity)

Mangroves will eventually out grow this size tank, but it will take them a long while. Especially with some pruning.

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Any progress on this? Might also make a cool tank for some fiddler crabs!
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Well...I was having progress. Derimmed my tank, got my plants and hangers in and my driftwood was soaking. The tank was on the kitchen counter with the driftwood. (which I found out was a bad idea). Got up the other morning and there was a crack in the end glass. Luckily it did was only leaking water and not busted all over the floor. So...back to square one with another 10g tank to derim.

But....I am with you...I think fiddler crabs would be cool!!

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Sorry to hear about that, but I do understand set backs. I was drilling a 30gal and broke it, so back to square one.
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