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Old 01-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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Mumma's 8g riparium

About 6 months ago I saw a picture of a riparium and fell in love. I've been waiting to have a suitable tank and finally my 8g rimless is empty! I bought the plants about 6 weeks ago and have had them growing in a tub, roots submerged. They have been doing well. Plants include peace lilly, syngonium, mondo grass (from my garden), agapanthus (from my garden), sunset hygro and java moss. Yesterday I trimmed the roots and transplanted them to the DIY planters. I used shower caddies from the dollar store.


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I used PFS as substrate and eucalyptus sticks from my garden. I'm using a clip on desk lamp with a cfl.


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I bought a reading lamp today to use as the light for the tank. I think it looks pretty good
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wonderful! It looks very nice
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wonderful! It looks very nice
Thank you! Was beginning to think one one liked it! :/ hoping the plants will grow in and cover everything.
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Nice!! I love it! What are your stocking ideas? If any haha
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Looking very good, would definitely like to try this if I get a spare tank lol.

The lamp is a nice touch too
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Nice!! I love it! What are your stocking ideas? If any haha
Thank you. I would love to have some sparkling gouramis in there but my one of my bettas is crying out for a new home. He's been in a 2.5g for months.
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Looking very good, would definitely like to try this if I get a spare tank lol.

The lamp is a nice touch too
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I think that'll look awesome once it's done!
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Shower caddies, awesome idea, very inspired. Tank looks Wikid can't wait to see its progress.
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I think that'll look awesome once it's done!
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Shower caddies, awesome idea, very inspired. Tank looks Wikid can't wait to see its progress.
Thanks! Now I use to wait for the plant to grow in.
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Went to my LFS today and found this guy all by himself in a tetra tank. I've given them my number so when they get more they are going to contact me. Looks like the decision what to stock with has been made.

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Aw! I just rescued a spark from a guppy tank yesterday.

Your tank looks awesome and the shower caddy is a great idea. I am so jealous of having a riparium!
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Aw! I just rescued a spark from a guppy tank yesterday.

Your tank looks awesome and the shower caddy is a great idea. I am so jealous of having a riparium!
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What happened to yours?
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About 6 months ago I saw a picture of a riparium and fell in love. I've been waiting to have a suitable tank and finally my 8g rimless is empty! I bought the plants about 6 weeks ago and have had them growing in a tub, roots submerged. They have been doing well. Plants include peace lilly, syngonium, mondo grass (from my garden), agapanthus (from my garden), sunset hygro and java moss. Yesterday I trimmed the roots and transplanted them to the DIY planters. I used shower caddies from the dollar store.

I used PFS as substrate and eucalyptus sticks from my garden. I'm using a clip on desk lamp with a cfl.

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Very cool mumma!!

So, could explain what a riparium is for me?
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What happened to yours?
My riparium? I started it and then classes started back. Put too much effort into my gecko cages and lost track of the vacation. I think I'm just going to strip it and start over with a Great Stuff rock background so that it will be lighter. I did a full real-rock background and the tank weighs way too much.
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Very cool mumma!!

So, could explain what a riparium is for me?
Basically mocks a river bank. So, a paludarium without a true land surface. There are different ways of pulling it off, the minimalistic way, like what Mumma is doing or all the way to putting in a mock-river bank. It's pretty up to interpretation from what I've seen.
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Basically mocks a river bank. So, a paludarium without a true land surface. There are different ways of pulling it off, the minimalistic way, like what Mumma is doing or all the way to putting in a mock-river bank. It's pretty up to interpretation from what I've seen.
So plants growing out ofthe water, and many river rocks with native nano fish?
No land right? Mumma, if anyone, can pull this off lol
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Yep, like bog plants growing along the back. Some people will even do aquatic plants in the water section too. And you will find people making like a stretch of "land" going across the surface that makes it look like an island. There really are just way too many ideas for this sort of a vivarium.

I agree. She can keep her head together and pull this off. I failed, so I will live through her on this. haha
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My riparium? I started it and then classes started back. Put too much effort into my gecko cages and lost track of the vacation. I think I'm just going to strip it and start over with a Great Stuff rock background so that it will be lighter. I did a full real-rock background and the tank weighs way too much.
Wow, full rock. Can imagine it would be heavy! I don't have that much motivation. Lol.
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So, could explain what a riparium is for me?
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What she said ^^^ lol.
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.....Mumma, if anyone, can pull this off lol
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I agree. She can keep her head together and pull this off.....
Let's hope so!!
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