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.
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.
New Riparium Planter Gravels from Riparium Supply
After discontinuing its previous single gravel offering, Riparium Supply is listing two new options in riparium planter substrates with selections to suit a wide range of riparium plants. Find both of these packaged as 6-cup portion bags and available for purchase in the AquaVerdi.com online store.
Easy-to-Find Houseplants as Riparium Foliage
With careful selection, some familiar houseplants can provide quick, affordable, gratifying results in a riparium aquascape.
Phoenix Pygmy Date Palm, a new Riparium/Paludarium Plant
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.
Sandhi 善迪 says:Amazing spot. I love this part of knowledge: "Every small, free square inch is quickly occupied by Xeniidae corals. But, they seem to serve a very important function, preparing the substrate, and binding every piece of coral rubble together so sponges and coralline algae can finish the job by cementing everything up. Thus, later, coral larvae can settle on this newly stabilized real estate." Thank you, Vincent
New Ocean-Inspired Designs from Walt Smith says:[…] over 5 years ago, at the tail end of 2017, Fiji’s government unilaterally banned coral exports, leaving WSI with nothing more than fish and invertebrates to send to customers around the globe. […]
CORAL New Issue “FREE THE FISHES” Inside Look says:[…] of Contents for the May/June 2023 issue of CORAL Magazine. You can view this TOC online. “Is keeping a marine aquarium morally right? Is it ethically correct? Is it something we can […]
Jon Gordon says:Please sign this to support common sense rules in Florida. Ask Fish and Wildlife not to use an ill-advised whitelist of animals that can be kept. All you need to do is add your name to the following statement, "A viable option I support would be a list of prohibited species, which would be a much smaller, manageable and enforceable list than one that attempts to encompass all allowed species. " https://petadvocacy.org/advocacy-campaigns?vvsrc=%2FPetitions%2F3902%2FRespond
Bryce David says:To whom it may concern, A whitelist approach to regulating which species are legally allowed to be obtained and traded will decimate fish farms and pet stores. This is not a well thought out approach for combating invasive species release into ecosystems. Best Management Practices have already made inroads on preventing the release of foreign invader species. I suggest a review of those practices and amend them if they are deemed to be insufficient. Sincerely, Bryce David
Edward Moats says:I urge you to consider the ramifications of losing a 172 million dollar industry in your state. I completely support the black list and agree that invasive species is a big concern. However , I feel that this bill is over reaching and will have a negative impact not only On the industry , but to Florida’s economy.