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  How to Set Up a High-humidity Riparium for Crypts and
From: dbiggs at xantusidesign.net on 2010.09.05 at 21:48:50(21399)
I just started a little forum-based article, "Riparium How-to: High
Humidity Setups", on how to put together a riparium for crypts, Anubias
and other emersed aquatic plants as an engaging display with aquarium

From: Christopher Rogers <branchiopod at gmail.com> on 2010.09.08 at 13:49:57(21419)
Neat, Devin!

I had a 200 gallon tank a few years ago carpeted with Cryptocorne. It had no filtration, just a very hot, bright, mercury vapor light above. I had been reading about the hot, dry seasons in India and SE Asia, followed by monsoons. I let the tank dry down, exposing the leaves. the hydrophytic leaves started to dry, crack and burn, however new leaves started growing immediately. I let the tank dry down to just wet sand. After a few weeks the tank was full of inflorescences. Eventually the blooms died back, but the plants were still producing leaves. I refilled the tank and repeated the experiment with similar results about nine months later.

Just some anecdotal info. I am sure Ted Held may have something to add to my story.

Happy days,




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