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Among other innovative plant care products we carry three different riparium planter models. Planted ripariums offer many new opportunities for aquascape creativity and many new plant choices. While we have researched and tested many selections sold as pond plants and houseplants to find the best riparium choices, there are also a number of familiar aquarium plants that can adapt well for ripariums as emersed foliage. The attached photo shows one of our riparium plantings in a 55-gallon aquarium with several Cryptocoryne varieties, Anubias and Bolbitis heudelotii. This tank setup had a closed top to maintain the high air humidity they require to grow well in emersed condition.
We have news about the LOGIC 31 Aquarium Filter. We were able to streamline the parts fabrication some more, so 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...
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...
One of our most videos, 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...
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We are really excited to announce our newest Riparium Supply planted riparium accessory. Offered in our online store as a 2-pack, the Riparium Planter Grand holds almost twice the volume (about 1.5 US cups) of the Riparium Planter Medio and it's an excellent choice for larger riparium plants, such as mangrove trees, Acrostichum danaefolium, pandans and Cyrtosperma johnstonii. Use big plants (24" or taller) for a large riparium setup, or plant a swamp tree in a smaller, shallow tank for an effect resembling the visual balance of a planted bonsai.
Above, red-leaved Cyrtosperma johnstonii as riparium centerpiece plant.
Above, Riparium Supply, Riparium Planter Grand.
Above, brackish riparium with mangrove trees, Pandanus tectorius and Acrostichum danaefolium.
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With riparium planters and other innovative plant care accessories you can build a beautiful planted ecosystem display.
Look for how-to tips and special inspiration on the Aqua Verdi YouTube channel.
Below, a South America biotope riparium planting in a 65-gallon tank. This setup housed Ruellia Dwarf Bluebell, Echinodorus Swordplant, Spahtiphyllum Peace Lily and other representative plants along with Hemigrammus Tetras, Ancistrus Bristlenose Plecos and Apistogramma. Scroll down to see more shots of this tank at various stages of growth.
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Aquarists have long use terra cotta flower pots for planting because they offer the convenience of easy movability and require less substrate than covering the whole tank bottom. This kind of planting is especially useful for breeding setups and other situations where a bare tank bottom is desired. However, flower pots and similar containers can look quite conspicuous in a tank and they can also be top-heavy and prone to tipping. Cichlids and other fish that like to dig might uproot plants in pots or anywhere in the bottom of the aquarium.
We had run out of stock for this handy plant accessory, but we once again have the Tank Planters Foliage Kit 4-pack stocked in the online store. The Tank Planter is a planter cup that is enclosed top-and-bottom and holds rooting substrate along with the rooted plant. A sturdy screen holds the crown of the plant tight in the Tank Planter and with it's broad shape the Tank Planter is unlikely to tip over. The shape is also easy to hide behind driftwood stumps or other decoration and it can be easily buried out of sight in aquarium gravel. With it's clean, efficient shape, the Tank Planter will also look good resting on the glass in a bare-bottom tank.
We recommend these as specific situations where the Tank Planter might be especially useful...
- Cichlids & other rowdy fish
- Bare-bottom tanks
- Coarse aquarium gravel
- Betta bowls, goldfish tanks & discus setups
- Shrimp breeding
Most kinds of bulb and rosette plants (Echinodorus, Nymphaea, Aponogeton, etc.) will establish well in the Tank Planter, but we have found crypts (Cryptocoryne spp.) to be especially good choices. Crypts grow in dense stands in their native jungle stream habitats and they seem to like to have their root somewhat restricted. We have kept individual crypts planting growing healthy and vigorous for more than two years in Tank Planters.
Tank Planters are also handy for planting in vases and similar small containers. Since the plant with planter can be easily removed all at once, the vase can be easily emptied of water and thoroughly cleaned. It can be otherwise difficult to clean a narrow vase with substrate and rooted plants in the bottom. This photo shows a low-tech vase setup on top of a refrigerator with crypts inside and potted plants.
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more updates. We intend to upload another how-to video showing suggested methods for planting the Tank Planter.