I’m happy to report that my little 5 gallon riparium is running like a champ! I’m thrilled to have gone with the natural planted tank method and the amazon sword, java fern, red tiger lotus, and the corkscrews are growing well in the substrate. I used a couple of breeder boxes as planters for bare root pothos and ivy cuttings and I’m in love with how they’re working. My two guppies Rupert and Nigel, and apple snail Ted, quite at home. The best part has been the very stable water quality. I do a 25% change once a week, and I’ve done a 75% change twice in the four months it’s been running – mostly to replant the tiger lotus that completely overran its corner of the world.