New Build. 110 gallon Riparium.

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Looks good. What are the black tubes?
Thank you.

They are called Liana’s which are meant to mimic vines. The wrapping on them is hygrolon which is a growing medium that wicks up water. I plan to plants mosses on this and make it into a moss vine. That’s the idea anyway. ;)
 
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Ok, I see. That should look cool. I figured there was a plan for them. Sorry if you explained this already.
 
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Looks really nice. I love the broms. Do you have a misting system or routine?
I'm just looking at buying the mistking. Following this thread with interest as I'm planning a frog tank build soon.
Planning on lots of moss and bromilaids so it will be good to see how yours get on.
Beautiful tank as usual.
 
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Ok, I see. That should look cool. I figured there was a plan for them. Sorry if you explained this already.
No worries. I didn’t explain them well enough. I hope they work out.

Looks really nice. I love the broms. Do you have a misting system or routine?
I'm just looking at buying the mistking. Following this thread with interest as I'm planning a frog tank build soon.
Planning on lots of moss and bromilaids so it will be good to see how yours get on.
Beautiful tank as usual.
I do plan on getting a mistking mister but later on down the road. I’m reading the bromeliads can’t be too wet and am wondering if a fogger will be better.

I’m trying a bunch I different plants to see what works up front and then whatever thrives I’ll keep and build around them. I have to get a fern. Torn between maiden hair or rabbits foot. From there, I plan on bucephelandra on the wood below the water line. The last piece will be getting some air plants to glue onto the exposed branches and see how they work out.

I’m glad to hear you’re thinking of doing a frog viv. It’s taking on new and different things that keeps this hobby exciting. I can’t wait to see what you put up. You have such an incredible eye with your designs.
 
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No worries. I didn’t explain them well enough. I hope they work out.


I do plan on getting a mistking mister but later on down the road. I’m reading the bromeliads can’t be too wet and am wondering if a fogger will be better.

I’m trying a bunch I different plants to see what works up front and then whatever thrives I’ll keep and build around them. I have to get a fern. Torn between maiden hair or rabbits foot. From there, I plan on bucephelandra on the wood below the water line. The last piece will be getting some air plants to glue onto the exposed branches and see how they work out.

I’m glad to hear you’re thinking of doing a frog viv. It’s taking on new and different things that keeps this hobby exciting. I can’t wait to see what you put up. You have such an incredible eye with your designs.
Thanks, and likewise.

I've been looking at dart frog vivs for a long time now. It's all the beautiful planting possibilities. The mosses, broms, ferns, orchids etc.
I love that tropical forest floor look, with leaves and mosses, ferns etc.
It's probably going to be a trial and error learning curve for me with these type of plants. I'll be watching this thread to see how and what you have success with.
Interesting project. Keep up the updates.
 

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Thanks, and likewise.

I've been looking at dart frog vivs for a long time now. It's all the beautiful planting possibilities. The mosses, broms, ferns, orchids etc.
I love that tropical forest floor look, with leaves and mosses, ferns etc.
It's probably going to be a trial and error learning curve for me with these type of plants. I'll be watching this thread to see how and what you have success with.
Interesting project. Keep up the updates.
I’ll be sure to keep the post updated. This is a new adventure for me as well.
 

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Got some Christmas moss, a couple clumps of Riccia, and some Pennywort.

Just need a couple ferns and a dwarf spathyphyllum. Maybe anubias frazeri for the bottom left side of the “air” portion. Planted so the leaves are growing in the light.

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Chopped up the Christmas Moss to prepare it for planting.

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Spent the next several hours last night removing the Geos, Brochis, and the Pseudanos. I decided to just keep the Crenicichla Saxatilis in there with a larger characin. Not sure yet but those Rhodsia that just popped up on the marketplace are tempting me. Charax Gibbosus is another option.

I added two more bags of Flourite sand as well along with rearranging the swords on the bottom. Added several more swords too.

The moss planting was a pain but I hope it works. I mashed it into the epiweb for the back and put it on top of the lianas. I’m hoping theylll root and take off. Not sure if the moisture is enough but the front pane does get condensation. I’m going to source a couple ferns today. Hopefully can find the right one.

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