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.
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.
With careful selection, some familiar houseplants can provide quick, affordable, gratifying results in a riparium aquascape.
Riparium Supply has added a new selection to use as the palm element of planted ripariums. Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii) is native to riparian areas of Southern China, Laos and Vietnam. As a plant adapted to wet habitats, it roots very well in riparium planters. It is much smaller than most palms and its fine, feathery palm fronds blend well with other riparium foliage.
With a few easy steps, glass polishing with cerium oxide powder restores the transparency of a glass aquarium damaged by etched haze.