Trying my hand at a paludarium (56k warning)
Well the regular tank looks great and is filling in nicely so I need a new project.
I found a used 25 with some equipment on craigslist for $50 so I snagged it. I took off the top rim (congrats to the factory workers at all glass aquariums, they put that sucker on tight). After spending about an hour manhandling off the top rim i noticed the bottom rim had a crack in it and was loose. I flipped the tank over and literally just lifted it off. I have noticed a lot off people will remove the top rim and leave the bottom intact. What effect will removing the bottom have on the strength of the bottom pane of glass (especially in terms of stacking stone in the tank now)?
The tank still has some hard water stains on it but I will try to remove them with vinegar and see what effect that has on the stuff.
I have been thinking about the best way to tackle the separation of soil and water and have come to the conclusion that this is the most efficient method: See crappy ms paint drawing
I will angle and silicone in some acrylic sheets and use silicone to attach gravel to their fronts and the back wall of the tank. the top (shallow acrylic planter) will house some sort of hanging plant (probably creeping jenny) and flow down the back hopefully hiding much of the background.
Any thoughts, criticisms, or suggestions?
Last edited by dubvstudent; 04-07-2011 at 02:38 AM.
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