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Starting a riparium

I am starting a 20g high riparium and was wanting to now if you guys think this might work . I have 2 tetra wisper 10 gallon intank filters and I was wanting to use the as planted filters planters buy putting some substrate (bigger grain size ) infront of the filter pad and putting a plant in it . What I am worried about is the roots going threw the filter and themn down in to the pump .

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with periodic maintenance of the filter it shouldn't matter too much that roots grow into the filters, you can just trim them back. Maybe put a piece of sponge or mesh for the plant to root to.
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Thats what I was thinking


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A small planted internal filter. Nice idea.


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I've put plants in that exact model of filter several times and am in fact planning to do it in a 20 gallon very soon. Usually all I do is get some of those large clay cylinder things that are for inside filters (see photo) and I fill up most of the space in the filter where the medium that comes with it is supposed to go. Then I put the plant in and bury its' roots with smaller gravel. Usually by the time the plant is causing problems I have a place to plant it outside so I just dump out the plant and gravel. Then I can start the whole process over again.

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