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Swamp Tank: Happy Plants in the Riparium Setup at Fish Planet in Deerfield, Illinois

Swamp Tank: Happy Plants in the Riparium Setup at Fish Planet in Deerfield, Illinois

Steve at Fish Planet sent us a few update shots for his showroom riparium planting. The plants look very good and the tank has been a big hit with customers. The following lists basic specifications for this planted model ecosystem:

  • Tank - 45-gallon cube (24" X 24")  - a great size and shape for a riparium planting
  • Lighting - 4X 24", 6,500K HO T5 lamps in pendant fixture, lighting for underwater area supplemented with Finnex I LED strip
  • Water circulation/filtration - Eheim 2213 canister supplemented with 100 gph power filter

The robust plant growth above and below water provides lots of natural water purification and habitat structure, allowing for an active fish display with lots of animals. Livestock include Neon Dwarf Rainbows, Silver Hatchetfish, Pygmy Cories and Burmese Rasboras. Among the submerged aquatic plants are various Crypts, Java Fern and Christmas Moss. Riparium plants include Colocasia Dwarf Taro, Ruellia Dwarf Bluebell, Ruellia Tall Bluebell and Acorus Japanese Sweetflag. Notice also the floating leaves of Nymphaea Dwarf Lily.

There is no CO2 injection to enhance underwater plant growth; the tank uses instead a natural approach with the generous fish stocking and bioactive substrates. The riparium plants of course acquire all of the carbon dioxide they need directly from the air, where it is usually much more available than underwater. The submerged plants and riparium plants do benefit with twice-weekly fert dosing for NPK and micronutrients. 

We look forward to more updates on this beautiful riparium. It looks as the the Ruellia plant might flower soon with its lovely pink blossoms. That will be a treat!  

Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia praecox) - an excellent choice for an active fish display in a planted tank.

Colocasia Dwarf Taro with other riparium foliage

The Ruellia Tall Bluebell has numerous flower buds and will bloom soon.




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Videos & More! LOGIC 31 Aquarium Filter

Videos & More! LOGIC 31 Aquarium Filter

We have news about the LOGIC 31 Aquarium Filter. We've reduced the online store price to just $39. This is a great value! Click here to open the catalog listing and read more about this innovative new aquarium accessory...

LOGIC 31 Aquarium Filter.

In case you haven't viewed them yet, we uploaded a few videos to the Aqua Verdi YouTube channel with special tips for running the LOGIC 31. Our first video on this topic explained the Tab & Slot assembly with laser-cut acrylic panels and other parts...


A second video detailed use in the aquarium...

LOGIC 31 Installation & Operation

Another recent video, a tank feature, explains the easy cleaning steps for the LOGIC 31. You can easily clean the Poret® Filter Foam block by simply removing the filter transparent green top and lifting the foam out to rinse clean before replacement to the filter. This is much easier in comparison with most submersible power filter, which must be removed from the tank altogether for cleaning...

New Planting: 56-gallon Riparium for Bantam Sunfish

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