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Growing Aroids in Planted Ripariums


While they do have superficial similarities, paludairums and ripariums are
distinct kinds of planted setups. Paludariums employ built-up terrestrial
areas made with stones, driftwood or synthetic materials. In ripariums, on
the other hand, the land area is only implied. The emergent semi-aquatic
plants are instead supported with hanging and floating planters similar to
some items used in garden ponds.

Paludariums are the best choice for systems that include
ampnibious/terrestrial animals such as frogs and turtles, while ripariums
are primarily for displaying aquarium fish and plants. Since the riparium
planting accessories are modular and easily moved about, ripariums are
generally easier to set up and maintain than paludariums and a very wide
range of plants can be grown in them.



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