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Almost everything you need to get started growing a few riparium plants.



Riparium Island I Combination Package

The Riparium Island I Combination Pack includes most of the items that you will need to plant a small riparium island area in your tank. This is a great way to get started with a few plants while planning a larger setup.

The package includes the new Nano Trellis Raft design, which functions very well as a midground plant support and is easy to hide in the planted riparium layout. The following picture shows a Small Hanging Planter with the Nano Trellis Raft attached, substrate and some rooted Bacopa stems. This is essentially 1/2 of the items in the package, except that it does not include any live plants.



The following list is a complete breakdown of everything in the Riparium Island I Combination Pack:

  • 2 Small Hanging Planters
  • 2 Nano Trellis Rafts
  • 2 plant labels
  • 4 water-resistant rubber bands.
  • double-portion Riparium Planter Gravel
  • double-portion clay pebbels substrate
  • instruction sheet
You can use the Nano Trellis Raft as shown above, as a support for plants rooted in the Hanging Planter, or plant directly onto it with certain kinds of plants. I have recently found that the pretty small Microsorum Java fern, 'Windeløv' grows really nice on the Nano Trellis Raft, and it's easy to plant.



The next shot shows one use of the black, water-resistant rubber bands, as an easy way to attach a rhizomatous plant to the raft.



Emersed Java fern is best grown in a high-humidity riparium setup, and is a great companion for crypts and anubias.

Note that the Island I pack also includes double portions of both Riparium Planter Gravel and clay pebbles substrate. While you can use any of various planted aquarium substrates to pot up your hanging planters, these convenient small bags will simplify the process. Here is a quick shot of the Riparium Planter Gravel.



The clay pebbles substrate (not pictured) is a more coarse material made of expanded clay that is useful for lining the bottom of the Hanging Planter. Certain kinds of plants, such as Spathiphyllum peace lilies, do best with most of the planter filled with clay pebbles and with a thinner cap of Riparium Planter Gravel on top.



This is quite a lot of stuff included in this package. Here are the two prices that I have calculated for the package components plus delivery.

  • ONE Riparium Island I Combination Package ($28.00) with USPS Priority Mail shipping (discounted to $2) $30.00
  • TWO Riparium Island I Combination Packages ($28.00 each) with USPS Priority Mail shipping (free!) $56.00
Just send me a PM or reply into this thread if you have any questions. Thanks for looking!

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Great deals from a great guy and company!!!
 

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I want to get some hanging pots for my 10g. I am using pothos, lucky bamboo, wandering jew, and peace lily. I may not use all these plants. But I can't seem to find the "click here to buy" section for the hanging pot things. Would it be better for me just to construct my own?
 

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Were you looking at the Ripairum Supply site? The PayPal buttons there should work well enough. If you can swing the thirty bucks this combo package is a real nice deal.

If you just want the hanging planters you won't meet the Riparium Supply order minimum of $25, but I could still hook you up with something. I'll send a PM.
 

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Pm'd ya back, I am going to attempt to make my own due to me being cheap and poor.
 

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You can probably figure something out. They might not have quit the same functionality as the Riparium Supply models, but some folks have done alright with DIY planters.
 

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Hey here is this offer again.

With three or four of these packages (and some plants) you could put together a setup like this one that I have in my 50-gallon tank.

 
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