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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2013, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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New Paladarium Setup

Not quite sure of the tank size, need to measure it to be sure. Was given to my by a friend and thought the dimensions would be perfect for a paladarium. Not sure what kind of animals I even plan on putting into it yet, so any suggestions are appreciated! Here are a few pics to get the thread started.

Bare Tank.

Eggcrate, zipties and Tupperware!

And, just about finished.

Will be using a larger size fluval Canister filter, hydro inline heater, and a CurrentUSA 24" 4 bulb T5HO fixture w/ LED moon lights.

Water flows into pool on top left. Then down down a channel to a pool on the bottom right. Water drains from a hidden 1 1/2" PVC pipe. Then exits on top of a waterfall on the bottom left corner. It flows in a channel under the driftwood stump and into the pool on the bottom.

Insert is fully removable for maintenance. Hoping to put it together and add some water tonight.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 06:12 AM Thread Starter
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Water testing.

Have a Rena flistat xp3 canister filter ill be using with a 150watt hydor inline heater. Plumbing that tomorrow.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 07:12 AM
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Very cool project! I've always loved Palus.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 09:44 AM
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that looks like a big A tank. Very, very tall. holy cow. Good luck, looking forward tos eeing what you create
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Filter plumbed and on stand

Any suggestions on plants and critters??
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