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Riparium Build With Vintage Tanks

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This is my new project. A riparium using two vintage Metaframe tanks.

here is what I have so far

tanks
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tank supplies
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riparium supplies
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vintage ornaments
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plants
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The fish that will arrive in a few weeks

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example of a riparium

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I love ripariums! I can't wait to see it completed. :)

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What a great place for a betta to live!

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I've never seen a riparium before and had to look it up! I really like this idea, excited to see how yours turns out. :) how big are those tanks?

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Thanks Catherine! They are 5 and 2.5 gallons. What are those cute fish in your signature, shellies?

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Oh I love your idea and the vintage stuff is awesome!!!I am def looking forward to seeing your complete project and I love the last Betta you picked he is amazing!!!!

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looks like it will be awesome when it's done. nifty idea & good luck :)

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Nice project. I love old tanks. Looking forward to seeing more.

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Wow nice idea. Can't wait to see it all done. The bettas are stunning.

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Awesome project! I had to Google what a riparium is so I learned something new today. :redbanana:

Those bettas are stunning and I LOVE the vintage ornaments, nice finds! You should definitely keep us updated.

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OMG! This is soooo cool! Those sea horse ornaments are amazing!! I need them! Your betta is equally wonderful! Great idea! :thumbup2:

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Shiny! I love those old tanks! So much prettier then these fugly plastic trimmed ones. Riparium, I can never remember that word. :rofl They're awesome! Can't wait to see the finished project.

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Wow, this inspires me, too! I have an odd, long, narrow 8G tank. It might work as a betta riparium, if not too narrow. I'll have to research, as I have no idea really how to put one together. What are the plants resting on, in the example you gave?

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Thank you! :) See the riparium supplies pics? Some plants go in the plastic planters, and the trellises stick onto the front. You plant the flowing small plants in the trellises, and the roots go straight into the tank. The best part, no algae worries! Perfect for me, the algae queen! The plants live off the nitrates and waste produced by the fish.

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Thanks!

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Can't wait to see it!!

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Thank you!! :) I was under the impression that the pump I chose had dual air valves, and today I realized it did not. So headed out and picked up a two-way gang valve. The only components missing, is some estes sand I ordered, the fish of course, and a light.

About the light~ I originally bid on a gorgeous vintage gooseneck lamp. I was beat on the auction, as I did not watch it at the end. So settled for one not so pretty. It arrived and it is way too short. So I went to a lamp website and ordered one with a retro look. I will run a 13 wt CFL cool white daylight bulb. I was told the cool whites make the tank look good, not so much red in the spectrum.

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