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56G Riparium

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

  1. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I have finally figured out fish selection for this tank. It took me a long time! I am going to leave the Danio albolineatus in there, and add a group of these...

    SeriouslyFish.com: Sewellia lineolata

    This is a great fish and I found a local source with a real good price. I am going to pick them up on Monday.

    So, this is not a Borneo-themed tank anymore; S. lineolata are from Vietnam. The D. albolineatus occur in Vietnam as well.

    This is exciting to finally have this figured out. I hope that I can get these loaches to acclimate well. If I can the rest of the setup all configured and cleaned up I will have lots of pictures on the way soon.
     

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  2. Garuf

    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    They're lovely loaches but really they do best in really high turnovers or in water with huge amounts of dissolved o2, you notice the difference when you have them in an ideal tank.

    Loaches online have a nice article about them too that's worth having a look at.
     
  3. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep this setup will have lots of flow. I currently have two fast airstones and a submersible filter in there. I am going to add a powerhead as well.

    I go the Sewellia today! Here they are acclimating in a pail with an airstone.

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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    This thing is looking a little chaotic while I finish setting it up. I am going to add another powerhead, but I dropped a couple of fast air stones in it in the meantime.

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    These Sewellia like to be right in the current...

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    Garuf Moderator Staff Member

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    Have you seen this?
     
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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I think that I improved the plant layout in here. I moved one of the grassy Pandanus plants over to the left side to make more of a mound-shaped planting.

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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey stevo thanks for the like! ;)

    Here are a couple more shots from last night...

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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I made a new video using this setup! Please check it out...



    The still images got a little screwed up. I am going to open the file again and fix those.
     
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  10. Linds

    Linds Aspiring Aquascaper

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    My suggestion for your under water part is that though as a separate entity it works well enough to me it doesn't give the illusion that it is part of the 'mass' that is supporting the above water plants. What I mean is that semi immersed plants grow in soil or rocks in their natural environment. Like the bank of a river or an island in a swamp etc. Here, your plants seem to be floating on the water though they are clearly not floating plants.

    I don't know how you would go about fixing it because the magnifying/refracting of the water makes it hard.

    I suppose what I'm saying is I'd like to see it with more rocks at the back. as if the plants were growing from them.

    Having said that I think it looks fine as it is if you are happy with it. This is merely a suggestion based on how I look at the whole riparium.

    Linds

    P.S the posts below the one I replied to didn't load before I replied. Seems you have changed a lot. I like it much better now.
     
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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    You are quoting an old image. Please review the later posts.

    I rather like the light refraction through the water.


     
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    Linds Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yes, I did. that's why I added the P.S. :) The new rocks are 100x better.

    I'm going to attempt one today. Totally different style though. Was just looking to see what other people do.

    Linds
     

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