I have been wanting to do a Riparium, and I have been collecting plants and equipement to start one. I decided on a 20 long as a test tank, it will be one of two, as it is an open top tank. I also want to do a closed top riparium, ultimately in a 90 gallon.
So I just wanted to get some plants in a riparium and see how the maintenance and growth of the plants would work out to be.
I have a number of plants in there from various sources. Much thanks to Devin who supplied several of the specimens.
All the plants are at one end of the tank, because I didn't have enough containers to span the back. I improvised with two containers and netting I bought at the Dollar Store. I had run out and I wanted to get these plants into the water.
Plants left to right in back:
1) Monstera deliciosa I bought this plant as a fruit at Jungle Jim's and I found several seeds inside and couldn't resist trying to grow them
2) Allocasia odora variegated dwarf
3) Ruella species
4) Syngonium wendlandii from Devin
5) Pepperomia sp.from Devin
6) Baby Bamboo from Devin
On Rafts and in water:
1 Bacopa monnieri
3) Pepperomia watermelon (red stem)
4) More Ruella and Pepperomia
I have more plants to put in the setup, but I am limited by the number of hangers I have in stock. I should have more early next week.
Much thanks to Devin for assisting me with plants and providing excellent plants technical advice.
Can you tell I like variegated plants LOL. I don't think the final setup will have this many variegated plants. The impact of the variegation seems to get lost when there is too much of it.
A close-up of the odora plant. Some of the suckers at the base of the plant only have white leaves, so I am leaving them alone until I see one with green.