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Riparium "Mother Nature"

Discussion in 'Aquascaping Showcase' started by -serok-, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. -serok-

    -serok- Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello!

    Thanks you for the positiv replies!

    Thus spake Yoda...

    Wait for the following tank. I've some nice ideas.;)
     

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    hydrophyte Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow this setup is amazing.

    I think technically this is more like a paludarium than a riparium.
     
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    -serok- Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi there!

    Thanks! But why do you think, it's more a paludarium than a riparium?! In my opinion the tank shows a little stream bank, somewhere in the woods, thus it's rather a riparium.
     
  4. ShadowMac

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    thank you for sharing all the info...such a beautiful piece of work.
     
  5. saumya

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    wow! i wonder why i did not see this before, amazing setups i must say, both the previous one and its latest avatar. just one question, is the background painted/pasted in the new setup?
     
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    -serok- Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi there!

    Thanks a lot! Yes, the background of the three "evolution"-photos is painted on a large board that is just standing behind the tank. On the final pic the background is frosted glas foil.
     
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    WOW, that's awsome!! =)
     
  8. Wy Renegade

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    Very nice system. I did something similar on a much smaller scale with native plants. Thanks so much for sharing the plant lists.
     
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    how d u measure the humidity of ur tank? by gauging or something?... pls share the tools... thx alot
     
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    -serok- Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi there!

    Thanks a lot for your replies!

    Yeah, i used some native plants too. It worked better than i expected.

    I use a digital hygrometer. The sensor is placed in the left upper corner of the tank.
     
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    if I have this tank, I would fish and small reptiles
     
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    -serok- Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi there!

    Oh, there are fishes (Boraras brigittae & Dario spec. "Bangladesh") and shrimps (Neocaridina heteropoda "Sakura") in it. They are just too small to see them on this photo. Long time I wanted to have small frogs for the landpart, but it's really hard and expensive to get some nice, tiny frogs that can swim. Now it's too late, I want to shift the tank the next weeks.
     
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    Waaaa i love such concept, but honnestly it's a shame because it could succeed with something really natural but at the end it look very artificial..I Don't know why, The background perhaps. Also pictures are not focused at all, and it is really disturbing to apppreciate the plantations, anyway thanks for sharing!!!.
     
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    -serok- Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hello everybody!

    It's time to say good bye... i have started to pull down the layout, after that i'm going to sell the the whole tank. It was a nice time with it, i've collected most of my experiences with this tank. But I want something new. I can't wait any longer for my next project. You know what i mean... ;)

    Thanks to all of you, that wrote to this threat!
     

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    Steven Chong Aspiring Aquascaper

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    it's rare to see such a healthy and well assembled aquatic section (that fits well into the land section) in a riparium~ congrats, it's beautiful~
     
  16. gamma

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    Hey Andy!

    So you go for a new tank + stand?
    Hoping you'll start soon (the sooner the better) and not diving all the time ;)

    cheers
    Eva

    p.s. got coffee @ Roland's
     
  17. aquaholic

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    So what are your plans for next project???
     
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    -serok- Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi there!

    Thank you very much!

    Hi Eva! Yes, thats it.

    Diving all the time?!?:confused: That would be nice, but I have enough other things to do. I also hope that I can start as soon as possible. *sigh*

    I'll start a real tank, with water filled in up to the top. 8)
    Tank size is 80x40x40cm, lighting will be about 100W T5, maybe 140W HQI.
     

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