Building Large Planted aquarium/terrarium/paludarium 10x11 Feet - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: India, Cochin, Kerala
Posts: 51
Building Large Planted aquarium/terrarium/paludarium 10x11 Feet

Hi construction of my dream large planted tank + terrarium has started..its a part of our living room in our new home(under construction).lit by natural sunlight..looking forward for ur valuable suggestions..posting pics below
Details : the length of tank would be 10 feet
width would be 11 feet(total water area + land)....
height of water area -3 feet

Water area (front area) - 7 feet on right side, 4 feet on left side...total 3500L approx..

Towards back planning terrestrial plants, block on left side for filter chamber...backside would be filled with large rocks, ferro cement work with space for plants in between .....and waterfall from the height of filter chamber

Water area planned to be filled with hardy plants + large driftwood protruding out of water....

Work starting nxt week...hoping for ur suggestions



Last edited by Abin Philip; 11-16-2013 at 06:18 PM. Reason: insert images
Abin Philip is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: India, Cochin, Kerala
Posts: 51
Pics of the above said plan

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...vivarium2c.jpg
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...vivarium1c.jpg
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pH...vivarium3c.jpg




These pics show the above said plan....

Last edited by Abin Philip; 01-05-2014 at 06:20 PM. Reason: add pics
Abin Philip is offline  
post #3 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 06:10 PM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
MlDukes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: MO
Posts: 924
Quote:
Originally Posted by Abin Philip View Post
posted pics not visible pls help
You gotta upload your photos to photo bucket then paste the direct link
MlDukes is offline  
post #4 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: India, Cochin, Kerala
Posts: 51
Plz giv ur comments

Plz do take a look at the pics and give ur valuable comments/ideas...
Abin Philip is offline  
post #5 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 08:57 PM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
scags's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: port huron michigan
Posts: 342
Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see it.
scags is offline  
post #6 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-16-2013, 10:06 PM
Planted Tank Guru
 
xmas_one's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 3,337
Awesome! I bet this thing has water in it before rbarns 300.
xmas_one is offline  
post #7 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 07:55 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
lochaber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 2,318
I can't even imagine building something like that in an outbuilding, let alone in your living room.

awesome.

Please continue to post pics through construction and such, whatever you do with that, I imagine it will look amazing once it's completed.
lochaber is offline  
post #8 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: India, Cochin, Kerala
Posts: 51
ya...wil b posting as work progress...hoping to complete the hardscape in a months time....suggestions are most welcome...hope plants wil survive using th natural sunlight both below and above water....
Abin Philip is offline  
post #9 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 12:10 PM
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: san luis obispo CA
Posts: 50
Are you gona put soil on the back step from the pics It looks like flat concrete how are you going to keep the soil or substrate in place and how is drainage going to work
liljaime is offline  
post #10 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: India, Cochin, Kerala
Posts: 51
backside wld be done using ferro cement to create an artifical natural looking mountain and stones...with maximum pores for planting plants....left side would be done using larger stones to create a step waterfall....water from pores would b drained out through back...since it stays within th ferro cement work...
Abin Philip is offline  
post #11 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 01:44 PM
Wannabe Guru
 
tattooedfool83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: North Providence, RI
Posts: 1,866
Sounds amazing. Wish I could see the pics
tattooedfool83 is offline  
post #12 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: India, Cochin, Kerala
Posts: 51
the link above contains th pic of the place which has to be worked out....
Abin Philip is offline  
post #13 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 03:41 AM
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
WestHaven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 913
Have you thought about a misting system for the plants?

The Fraternity of Dirt #144
WestHaven is offline  
post #14 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
Algae Grower
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: India, Cochin, Kerala
Posts: 51
Hv put provision for sprinklers....wil decide in detail aftr th selection of plants tat go in...
Abin Philip is offline  
post #15 of 126 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 07:51 AM
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
DTDPlanted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posts: 300
Epic undertaking! As far as terrestrial plants go Im particularly fond of elephant ear and birds of paradise (small variety)!
DTDPlanted is offline  
Reply

Tags
large planted tank, large planted terrarium, large vivarium, paludarium

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome