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Selva Terrarium

Selva Terrarium

We recently cleaned up one of our terrarium setups, 'Estonia', a low-tech enclosure recreating the cool forest environment of a Baltic woodland. This setup is very easy care, requiring only weekly hand watering and occasional pruning. A computer case fan, positioned with the Selva Terrarium, 12v Fan Mount Kit, provides internal air circulation with a gentle breeze.

The latest Aqua Verdi/Riparium Supply/Selva Terrarium coupon code is still in effect. Enter at checkout for a 15% break on everything in our Dry Goods Collection...

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'Estonia' - A Model Ecosystem Recreates a Baltic Forest.

'Estonia' - A Model Ecosystem Recreates a Baltic Forest.

With some light pruning, refreshed leaf litter and a spray of clean rainwater, we tidied up one of our favorite terrarium displays this evening. 'Estonia' is built into a 37G Column enclosure (20" X 18" X 24") with plants and other features evoking a Baltic woodland with Birches, Firs and a ground layer of soft Ferns.

This model ecosystem is very easy to maintain and designed to endure for at least several years. An "egg crate" light diffuser plate supports a rooting substrate comprised mainly of porous gravel (similar to bonsai tree soil) and allows for free drainage and siphon removal of irrigation water. A groundcover of dried leaves, conifer cones and found objects creates a convincing forest floor microhabitat, while a trio of Birch tree poles reach to the top of the tank, providing vertical dimension and creating an appearance of mature canopy trees. A 12-volt fan, mounted on the glass with the Selva Terrarium Fan Mount Kit, provides internal air circulation with a gentle breeze.

Plant selection is simple with just three easy-to-grow choices. Northern Temperate Zone plants are usually difficult to grow indoorsmost have strong winter dormancy cyclesbut three "stand-in" plants create the desired effect. Mexican White Cedar (Cupressus lusitanica) is a conifer tree that responds very well to pruning; it is often planted as a trimmed hedge or Christmas tree. An evergreen, sub-tropical tree, Faber's Maple, (Acer fabri), was planted as just a single stem to represent a deciduous tree sapling. Korean Rock Fern (Polystichum tsus-simense) is an adaptable small fern requiring little more than good soil drainage and with the perfect size, shape, texture and growth habit for this kind of planting.

The terrarium planting was designed only for live plants and does not house livestock, but the antlered skull of a Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) lies hidden among the dried leaves and fern fronds to complete the effect of a cool, sun-dappled Baltic forest and its countless mysteries.   

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Gyeonji Fishing Through the Ice - Videos, a Coupon Code & More

Gyeonji Fishing Through the Ice - Videos, a Coupon Code & More

Gyeonji is the traditional Korean angling approachsuitable for both open water and ice fishingthat uses low-tech, fun & effective gear and techniques.

With an integrated rod tip winder and super tough construction, our Gyeonji rod design variation, the Gyeonji Nearctic is an especially good choice for pursuit of fish through the ice. Watch our latest video with clips from an outing to a very productive river backwater filled with Bluegills (all hooked on the Gyeonji Nearctic | Pumpkinseed rod) and other species. The fish averaged small, but it was a beautiful day with lots of fast fishing action...

 

On another recent trip we hooked a hard-fighting, hardwater carp on one of our heavier rod models, the Gyeonji Nearctic | Buffalo...

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We currently offer the Gyeonji Nearctic rods & tackle for sale here in the Aqua Verdi online store, but you can also check out the dedicated Gyeonji Nearctic site for more detailed information and updates right here...

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Build a planted riparium | New coupon code inside.

Build a planted riparium | New coupon code inside.

Visit the Aqua Verdi/Riparium Supply site, subscribe to our YouTube channel and watch our Facebook page for tips, new products and design ideas you can use to build a beautiful, relatively easy-care ecosystem display.

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Use our planting accessories in your next aquascape project with a 20% break on all of our Dry Goods items. Just enter our latest coupon code (valid now through 1/31/18) at Checkout to get your discount...

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The attached photograph shows a Central America/Mexico biotope riparium in a 50-gallon tank. Plants include Acorus Japanese Sweetflag, Acrostichum Leather Fern and Ruellia Dwarf Bluebell.

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January Thaw 20% Off

January Thaw 20% Off

Get your hands wet! Use Aqua Verdi and Riparium Supply planting accessories in your next aquascape project with a 20% break on all of our Dry Goods items.

Just enter our latest coupon code (valid now through 1/31/18) at Checkout to get your discount...

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