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56G Riparium

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by hydrophyte, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. parthapratim22

    parthapratim22 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I was thinking how pleasant it will be sitting beside this tank...lovely...
     

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  2. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep this tank is set up right next to the couch for close-up viewing. I hope to have more picture updates soon.



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  3. randy0319

    randy0319 Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I really like what you have done. My only suggestion would be to add varying sizes of smaller rocks nestled among your six main stones If you can throw in a few roots all the better. I agree with your choice of rock colors and am glad that you said why your chose them. It makes sense to me. Great Job and I envy your friends sitting on your sofa looking at this box o' paradice.---R
     
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  4. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey thanks randy0319!

    Those new fish should be here tomorrow. I hope they will make the trip OK. I'll post more pictures when I get them into the tank.
     
  5. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I got a bunch of excellent new fish for my setups earlier this week. They arrived in perfect shape...

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    I hope to have more pictures on the way soon.
     
  6. nicolai vandhul

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    Looking forward to see the fish.

    It´s always a pleasure to follow your works!
     
  7. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks! I'll try to post fish pictures soon.
     
  8. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I haven't been back here in a while but I am working on this tank again.

    I decided to remove all of the stones...just couldn't make them look very good. I might just use plants underwater or I might also add some manzanita.

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    ohhh, manzanita would go really well as a hardscape here! congrats on the great riparium :)
     
  10. stevo

    stevo Aspiring Aquascaper

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    As I have already written at your facebook page, I write it down here also. Instead of rocks, use some driftwood at the underwater are.
    You are lucky, because you live relatively close to Tom Barr, so you should get in touch with him. ;)
     
  11. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    If you read my post above you will see I already did remove the stones. I have plenty of manzanita here. I am also starting to round up some of the Borneo-native crypts to also go into the underwater area.

    I need to work on the fish selection some more too. I am going to remove the P. buffei catfish and find some kind of Borneo Rasbora sp. to replace them. I am also going to add one of the larger species Betta, maybe B. pugnax.
     
  12. sushant

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    what fish are these?
     
  13. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I am making some more slow headway with this project. Today I was moving plants around and got a few more quick pictures.

    Here is an Anubias sp. (I got this plant without ID) on a riparium trellis raft.

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    This plant has grown very well in the trellis raft.

    Here is a really interesting little aroid, Aglaonema simplex.

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    I just got a box with a number of these and I am planting them up in riparium planters.
     
  14. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I am back to work on this setup again. I have had it going as a growout tank all along, but I want to rescape it and add fish again. I might have more pictures on the way pretty soon.
     
  15. CatfishSoupFTW

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    Very nice. but how does one add the emerged plants, but hide the roots? is there some little ledge at the back we cannot see?
     
  16. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you! Everything in there is planted with riparium planters and trellis rafts.
     
  17. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I got back to work on this thing! I cleaned it up and rearranged a few things.

    Here's a quick view in through the top. I like this new configuration much better. I'll have a more pictures on the way.

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  18. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    The new hardscape...

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  19. Ericadesign

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    Looking great!! I really like your hardscape~
     
  20. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey thanks so much! Here's a quick picture with the riparium plants. I'm going to work on getting better photos sometime soon.

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