So for those of you who dont know the story; My neighbor offered me an aquarium she did not want. She told me it was 20 gallons or so and that I could have it for free. Did I take it? Of course! I would be crazy not to. I sized up the tank and according to the dimensions - the tank was 28 gallons! I soon went out and bought a stand for it. I decided to use this tank as an upgrade from my 10 gallon community (home to a female betta, and a few platies and cories).
With this tank I decided to do something different. Something I have been wanting to do for a long time. A riparium. Don't know what that is? then CLICK HERE
. I got it setup last week. I transfered everything over, and filled it with a foot of water (roughly 16 gallons) I ordered some suction cup basket things
from amazon to use as planters as I dont like the look of the things im currently using to hold up the plants and these are waaay cheaper than the "official" riparium planters. The plants will have more room to grow out in the planters and will look more natural and pleasing. I will also be getting more plants for the terrestrial plants section. I'm currently hunting down diffenbachia (dumb cane), pilea (aluminum plant), and sweetflag grass among others. While still a work in progress, this is a project that I hope to enjoy and make a masterpiece of.
On to the pics! As you can see, it is looking a bit sparse. My goal is to cover the entire back wall with plants.
If you have any questions please ask.