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    Paludarium Project

    Hi All!!

    Been a very long while since I have posted anything at all. Here is my new upcoming project. 29 gallon Paludarium tank.

    It will have a dual water fall, Here are some early pics

    Paludarium _01.jpg Simple tank with a 265 gph powerhead - Dual waterfall


    Paludarium_03.jpg Plumbing for the dual waterfall.


    Paludarium_04.jpg Styrofoam glued, to support the setup


    Paludarium_05.jpg Weighed down to secure it to the glass.


    Paludarium_06.jpg More foam - for the waterfalls, hardscape to get an idea.


    Really step by step set up here. Included is a quick hardscape for the water fall,

    At this time, glued the styrofoam for now, now to let it cure for 24 hours.

    Till next update, more pics to follow the progression of this build.

    Later!

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    What plants do you going to put in the tank? I am thinking start a terrarium.

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    Not sure yet what plants to add, however, I do plan to include Buce, fire moss, and Anubias nana, just to name a few.
    Tropical plants that prefer high humidity.

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    oh wow. someone that's been here longer than me..... lol
    Dont insult me with your low-balls


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    John7429, Were you a Gunnery Sgt in the Marines by chance?

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    Looking forward to pictures and development of this build. I have plans for something similar in the future.

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    Here is a new update here. Just added expansion foam, "Great Stuff" - added Dragon stone and some Malaysian wood.


    Expansion Foam sprayed on.
    [ATTACH=CONFIG]25235[/ATTACH

    Adding the hardscape
    Paludarium_09.jpg


    Finall addition of rocks, drift wood, and fake rocks @ the base of this build.
    Paludarium_10.jpg


    Now let it sit for 24 hours and continue
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Here is a picture of my 1 st Pauldarium, 10 gallon size. Unfortunately I did not take pictures during its construction. Here is the pic, enjoy

    20200113_150110.jpg

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    Hi.

    Here is preview of my hardscape........ for the rest of the Paludariums. Any thoughts or recommendations?


    20200115_150757.jpg

    The bottom portion will be the substrate - Coconut fiber mixed with charcoal, dry Phagsmon moss, and sand mix ABG mix I bought from Josh's Frogs website.

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    New update, almost done.
    20200130_171335.jpg

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    Looks killer!!!
    You should definitely do some rope vines with coco fibers glued around


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    Great idea!!!! I'll try that. Thanks for your input

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    New update!
    Paludarium_15.jpg

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    What pump?
    Haha!
    Looks great!!


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    pump is hidden underneath the rocks, left side. Powerhead, 265gph. That is all.

    20200202_172238.jpg
    Last edited by Engold; 02-03-2020 at 11:12 PM. Reason: Added a pic

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    New Update

    Attachment 25291

    Going to a nursery to fill it with plants.... what??... IDK yet.

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    Now it is planted... almost planted.... need a few more plats for the wall areas.

    Paludarium_19.jpg

    Paludarium_18.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engold View Post
    pump is hidden underneath the rocks, left side. Powerhead, 265gph. That is all.

    20200202_172238.jpg
    What did u use to hide/paint the exposed expansion foam?

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