Deep Blue 80G Rimless Riparium I have a new project in the works. I have been pondering another larger riparium setup for a while. I was planning to used a de-rimmed standard 75G filled to about 2/3 full, but then somebody suggested a shallow frag tank as a nice option for this kind of setup. Deep Blue Professional manufactures both a 60G and an 80G frag tank on the same footprint as a standard 120 (24" X 48"). These tank would be perfect for open-top riparium setups, with lots of room for plants and fish. Here's the link to the 80G product page on their site... http://www.deepblueprofessional.com/rimless.html I had hardly heard of Deep Blue before. I guess they market primarily to reef hobbyists. We are working on ordering the tank. I hope that we can get one built without the filter box. For an idea of the scale of a tank like this, here's an picture of the 120 that I made a long time ago. As you can see that one was only about 40% full of water. We had some Mexican livebearers in it. I have a few ideas for plant & fish themes for this new project. My current favorite notion is for an India or Myanmar river with loaches, barbs and danios. I have also wondered about doing a South America setup. A real broad sandy bottom would look really cool with a big shoal of cories. There are lots of plants that could look good with a tank like this. Some of the riparium plants that grow a bit larger to 36" or so would proportion nicely with a four foot tank. I probably won't try to make an authentic plant biotope, but instead just use nice, robust plants that look good together. I recently got a bunch of new cat palm (Chamaedorea catraractarum) plants and they would be good riparium background foliage for this project. Here is a shot of my 50G from a couple of years ago when I had it planted with cat palm and other tropical stuff. Thanks for reading. I'll try to have some updates pretty soon.