Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
You can definitely keep fish in it! Here is a quick explamation of what a riparium is:
A riparium is a type of planted aquarium display that has emersed growth, supported by a combination of planters and rafts. These planters and rafts are configured in a way to allow the roots of an emersed plants to make contact with the water in the aquarium. As the emersed plants grow, they absorb many nutrients from the aquarium water (such as ammonia and nitrites) thereby increasing the water quality of the aquarium. The emersed riparium plants cannot be just any plant, as they must have the ability to tolerate a lack of oxygen around their root systems (as the roots are under water). Such plants include a emersed aquatic plants, bog plants and certain house plants. As they grow, the plants cover up the planters and rafts creating a beautiful naturalistic display.
I hope that explains it to you!
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