This was a recent project I did for an office setup. Due to its location I had to limit the gallonage of water to get engineering approval. So the land and water sections are completely seperated. The land areas are raised and supported with 1/2' pvc framing with eggcrate on top. This was covered with weed guard and edges foamed into place. The land substrate is a base layer 1" of ZeoSand, then a mixture of ADA Amazonia, Botanical Gardens mix, then topped with a thin layer of coir. The aquatic area is ADA Amazonia. The false bottom of the land area self drains back into a sump that serves for misting and auto top off. The 2" drains also house two waterproof dc fans that pump in cool humid air that keeps the glass from fogging up. Filtration for the aquatic area is overkill with a panworld 40 into a NuClear with a Purigen sock in the center. This then goes to a SCWD to alternate the flow from front to back on two different outlets. The auto top off is always on, on a trickle. There is a bulkhead in the overflow chamber at a max height that drains the water back into the sump so the water level is kept at a constant to avoid a dirty waterline. Tank is automated via a Digital Aquatics ReefKeeper Lite. There are three banks of 2x54w Icecap driven HOT5's. One bank is on 8 - 8, the other two 10 - 6. With all three fixtures on there is a par of 40 - 60 at the aquatic substrate level, so low light for the anubius, crytps, and hydrocotle. There are also dual foggers one for each side that come on a few times during the day to boost humidity and give a nice visual effect. All of the wood is locally collected manzanita and cork bark.
Empty tank leak testing.
Right and left sides of the dry area to show plumbing.
More pre setup photos can be seen in my photos.
First day setup. The moss mix of xmas, flame, and peacock, and anubius were all grown out for a few weeks prior to delivery.
Shot as you walk in the lobby.
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Full tank shot.
Now just time to allow things to grow and fill in. The tank was planted with alot of slow growers to keep maintenance to a minimum. I'll update later with a full plant list and some random close ups.