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New Riparium Setup in 50-gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Journals' started by hydrophyte, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Yesterday a really cool plant got here FedEx. I potted it up and got it into this setup. It looks a little ratty from the move, but if it takes it will grow into a really cool centerpiece plant for this tank...

    Google: Lasia spinosa





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  2. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's a quick FTS update. I have mostly all new plants in there. The water was still abit cloudy for this shot because I was mving stuff around. I took a few pictures of some of my cool new plants and I'll post those too.

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  3. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    This is the new plant that I was really excited to get, Lasia spinosa. I did this quick knockout to better show the shape of the leaf and to save you my zombie skin tone. I have been looking for this semi-aquatic aroid for a long time and it finally came yesterday with a box of trades.

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  4. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I got this tank all cleaned up and now I have the camera out for a FTS.

    In the meantime I got a couple quick shots of the Pilea grandifolia that I have going in there. I am going to mow it all down for cuttings tonight. I have it growing on every single trellis raft and it makes a nice effect. This is definitely my favorite riparium maidground plant.

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  5. Ed Villagracia

    Ed Villagracia Active Aquascaper

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    nice tank:proud: still like the look of spiky ogon or something like bamboo maybe it will give the tank a natural feeling.mho. i'd like to try riparium set up in a small tank but not quite sure if it will be acceptable here.
     
  6. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks mr_ED!

    Finally here is a FTS update...

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    I added the underwater plants and I think I like it better now. The fish are doing real well. There are a couple of really cool riparium plants in there too.
     
  7. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's another quick shot showing the two really cool plants that I have in here.

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    The arrowhead-shaped leaf shooting up is new (yay!) growth on the Lasia spinosa. The larger green plant to the right is the true species peace lily that I started from seed, Spathiphyllym phryniifolium. I think that plant is more handsome than the hybrid peace lilies that they seel as housplants. It will grow up big too.
     
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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's one more a slightly different view of that setup...

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  9. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I got this amazing box of plants from a member over at plantedtank.net forums and I stuck them temporarily in this tank. It looks so lush...

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    Most of these plants are for an emersed growout project and I won't keep them in here long, but I might grow a few of them in this setup. I like the appearance fo this setup best with the swords and crypts that I already have, but some of these unusual stems might look nice too.

    Yes that is H. pinnatifida over on the far right.
     
  10. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh gosh I haven't been back to this thread in a long time.

    But now I have some quick photo updates.

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    Hi,

    I'm really starting to like this style. :-? It's very nice! :)
    If it were mine I would put more plants under water.

    Cheers,

    LMA
     
  12. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks so much!

    I like this particular one with the underwater plants more sparse because I think I got a nice rock hardscape put together.
     
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    Hi!

    Nice tank! It's something different to the paludariums I know. I also can visualise the tank with some more small plants under water. What about Cryptocorine parva for example? Just a few plants between the stones, not in the foreground.
     
  14. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Here are some more quick photo updates.

    It took me a while, but I really am pretty happy with how the underwater area is looking. I did a lot of shuffling to get a hardscape that I liked.

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    Riparium foliage...

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    My Lasia spinosa is easily my favorite plant right now. The leaves are so awesome. If anybody out there might be interested in this plant I can recommend a vendor who has some in stock. It is such a cool riparium plant and pretty easy to grow.

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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I also pulled one of the cat palm out for a specimen shot. These things have grown in really nice.

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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    I got another box with cool plants today!

    Among the plants included is another new Lasia spinosa variety. This picture shows the one that I already have going in my 50G...

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    I think this one has a variety name, but I'm not sure what it is(?). The new one that I got is called L. spinosa "Thailand broad leaf". The leaf shape is different in having shorter lobes extending from the back and a more triangular shape overall. This single leaf on it is ratty, but I might get a picture later on. The rhizome is nice and firm and it should grow well.
     
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    you make it look so easy devin!
     
  18. hydrophyte

    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh I haven't been back to ASW or this thread in a long time!

    I do have some new updates. I will try to post some more soon.

    Cheers!
     
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    Glad to hear it I can't wait!
     
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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Garuf!
     

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