Build a Lightweight, Waterproof Concrete Basin for Ponds and Plants

Step-by-step instructions to create a lightweight, waterproof concrete planter basin suitable for indoor ponds, carnivorous plant bogs, and open terrarium plantings. This simple design uses a foam insulation core covered with surface bonding cement and masonry waterproofer.

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Baby Panda Bamboo is Perfect Nano Riparium Foliage

With a cuddly-cute common name probably dreamed up by a marketing whiz, not a botanist, Baby Panda Bamboo (Pogonatherum sp.) is neither bamboo nor food for pandas. With its tidy, feathery foliage, it is an excellent choice for planting the background of a nano riparium layout.

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Easy-to-Find Houseplants as Riparium Foliage

With careful selection, some familiar houseplants can provide quick, affordable, gratifying results in a riparium aquascape.

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Fix Hazy Aquarium Glass with Cerium Oxide

With a few easy steps, glass polishing with cerium oxide powder restores the transparency of a glass aquarium damaged by etched haze.

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"The Celestial Swamp" - A Riparium Aquascape by Nigel Tobey

Not to be missed, Nigel Tobey’s beautiful riparium presents planted tank keeping and aquascaping prowess both below and above the water’s surface.

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