I am sure that Riparium Supply is inovating his products. In the US I do not think that there is a better product, and he does sell them cheap, so there should be no reason for people to choose other items.
Obviously one could buy the shower caddies from Wallmart, or other similar place, and then buy the trellis from Riparium Supply, or make their own.
But why isn't the hanging planters from Riparium Supply featured on a tropical fish magazine, or more websites?
To have a good product is not enough, he needs to distribute it, and advertise it.
Even a search for Hanging Aquarium Planters do not bring his website up, but instead some posts on Facebook, and the ones here.
Even this post http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?ui...888&topic=4063
, comes above Riparium Supply.
His website is not even on the 1st page of a search, so how good is to have a good product if most people haven't heard about it. And this is even before some guy in china doesn't start building them for peanuts.
We all have heard of him, but he needs to reach to to the normal population, to the ones that does not know about lumens, par and what a riparium is.
The quicker he gets the product out there and gets the word out, the better it will be.
Maybe even setup a business building ripariums in shops, or offices, do a couple of free ones on doctor surgeries, just to get the word out.