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50l Riparium "Spring of Ohkoyama"

Discussion in 'Ripariums & Paludariums' started by -serok-, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. -serok-

    -serok- Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello everybody!

    I wanted to show you my newest project. It's a 50l riparium, tank size is lxdxh 45x36x31cm.
    For a long time I was planing to setup a new riparium, finaly I've done it. And it was really fun, from the first to the last step. Here are some details:

    Technic:
    - Dennerle 50l Scapers tank
    - 2x Dennerle 5 W LED lights
    - Dennerle external filter 360l/h
    - Trixie fogger
    - Pressurized CO2

    Hardscape:
    - ca. 15kg Ohko
    - Branches of rosemary

    Substrate:
    - Oliver Knott Soil
    - JBL Sansibar white

    Submersed plants:
    - Eleocharis pussila
    - Anubias nana "Petite"
    - Cryptocoryne parva
    - Bucephalandra motleyana "Melawi"
    - Fissidens fontanus
    - Riccardia spec.
    - Schismatoglottis roseospatha

    Emersed plants:
    - Bucephalandra motleyana "Sekadau 1"
    - Bolbitis heteroclita "Difformis"
    - Bacopa monnieri
    - Didiplis diandra
    - Limnophila spec. "Vietnam"
    - Rotala indica
    - Rotala macrandra
    - Riccardia spec.
    - Taxiphyllum alternans

    This picture shows the final hardscape
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    And this one shows the planted tank
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    I hope you like it! ;)
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Andy, Superb rock work again :rolleyes: Love it;) Looking forward to the updates (y)
     
  3. keithgh

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    Serok

    I agree the rock work is magnificent my only concern is the choice of colour and substrate used, it looks out of place in that brown rocky area.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi there!

    Thanks for the feedback!

    @Keith
    Yeah, maybe the sand is a little bit too bright, but I havn't found a better one. On the other hand I found it isn't too odd. I wanted to have a very fine sand in this layout and this one was the only white one. I'll try to mix it with some other, slightly darker sand.
     
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  5. Steven Caller

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    Absolutely beautiful tank!
     
  6. chiangstar

    chiangstar Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I love how the small branch and the plants with small leaves make this scape look like a big mountain! Spring of Ohkoyama - does the name have a meaning?

    Cheers

    Simon
     
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    Hi there!

    Thanks!

    Sure. "Ohko" is the name of these stone, "Yama" is the japanese word for mountain. I could have named the scape "Spring of Mount Ohko", but Ohkoyama sounds more... exotic ;)
     
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    I've just noticed, that there are special forums like "Riparium & Paludarium" here at ASW. Could any Mod be so kind and move this thread to this forum?! Thanks!
     
  9. keithgh

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    All done

    Keith:):)
     
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    Thanks! ;)
     
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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    This looks really nice!

    This setup is more like a paludarium than a riparium.

    Those are great rocks in there!
     
  12. -serok-

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    Thanks!

    Do you think so? In my opinion it's a riparium with a little touch of a rivarium (cause of the riverside). But to my mind a paludarium is something different.
     
  13. greenfinger 2

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    HI :) Never mind the name ;) I often get the names wrong to ??? o_O Its a stunning work of art :rolleyes::rolleyes::love: Sorry to butt in :( Andy,hydrophyte:coffee::coffee::whistle:
     
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  14. aliclarke86

    aliclarke86 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I would love to see an update of this one :)

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    Hi folks!

    Aahh... yes, update. I think it's time for it :whistle:

    So, what happend the last weeks? The tank is running for two month now and it evolved exactly like I wanted to. Until now there hasn't been one algae, just perfect :)

    Some new plants have moved in. Ashore there are now Pogostemon erectus, Hottonia palustris and Hyphila involuta. I kicked out Rotala macranda, the leafs were too big. Under water are two new Eriocaulon species, I don't know the precise description of them.

    Furthermore there now living 10 F6 Black bees and 6 Taiwan crossbreed (is this the right description of these shrimps?) in the tank.

    Here are some current pictures. Hope you like it.

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Absolutely fantastic it looks so much like nature.

    Any chance of the Shrimp photos please.

    Keith:):)
     
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    -serok- Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Keith!

    Thank you very much!

    Of course do I have some pictures of the shrimps. Let me see...

    This one shows one of the Black bees
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    And this one shows one of the Taiwan crossbreeds
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    Another picture of one other Taiwan bee
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    Hi Andy, Superb Work :love::love: Love the shrimp pics too :rolleyes:
     
  19. Zerofighterx101

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    hi Serok, the picture with the Taiwan crossbreed,what plant is that?
    Lovely scape (y)
     
  20. aliclarke86

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    I was wondering if you have this covered at all or does the fogger create enough humidity? How often does it mist?

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