Riparium - Alternative equipment.

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by Gill, 9 Feb 2010.

  1. Gill

    Gill Member

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    So looking at the numerous Ripariums springing up on these and other Forums I frequent.
    I was thinking about those on a less favorable budget, but still want to achieve one.

    So for the Rafts, I was thinking of Polystyrene sheets cut to shape.
    For the Baskets:
    Muller Yoghurt Pots as they are Triangular and then attached using ruberised Garden Wire.
    Laundry Detergent Scoops
    Easter Egg Packaging, plenty of that will be available now.
    Polystyrene Planting Crate thingies
    Plastic Drinks Bottles

    To Hang them: The little Suction Cups you can get for the Bathroom to hang things off, of.
     
  2. aaronnorth

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    My idea was to get the plastic pots plants come in and then the auction cups with kooks on. Make sure you get some food quality suction cups though, or another idea is " bean pods" I think they were called. They were mentioned on here.
     
  3. Gill

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    That is also another good idea.
     
  4. dw1305

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    Hi all,
    Good idea, I was thinking of polystyrene float with a cut out for a net pot, sized so that the top of the net pot is flush with the top of the float. <http://www.greenshorticulture.co.uk/Pots-Trays-22/Round-Pots-93/Net-Pots-1006.asp>.
    I'd probably use "Seramis" and/or "Hydroleca" as the medium for the pot, and possibly start the plant in a rockwool cube.

    A dark neutral colour would be best for the polystyrene, grey or black ideally, but I'm not sure you can get these?

    cheers Darrel
     
  5. Gill

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    Good idea, but another thought is the Bathing Scrubber. You know the Nylon Mesh thingy.
    Cut that to size and use as a Planting Net with the Polysterene Float.
     
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