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07-05-2015 11:28 PM
majerah1 Amazing paludarium!
07-05-2015 01:57 AM
Kalyke I love it.
a few of your orchids should be mounted leaf-down. Look especially into the monopodial. Phal will get crown rot if it does not have a chance to dry out. How much would you say this whole piece weighed?
07-01-2015 05:46 PM
fietsenrex Is it salt or fresh water?
02-06-2015 02:05 AM
knm<>< Truly a masterpiece!
11-07-2014 12:17 AM
zuc This is extremely impressive. It's so soothing watching it "rain" onto the water level haha
11-04-2014 08:01 AM
Originally Posted by pweifan View Post
This is so beautiful. Thank you for posting updates

The larger orchid in the left 1/3 of this picture is gorgeous! What kind is that?

hello and thank you, this orchid is a Masdevallia constricta x heathii
11-03-2014 08:34 PM
pweifan This is so beautiful. Thank you for posting updates

The larger orchid in the left 1/3 of this picture is gorgeous! What kind is that?

11-03-2014 04:40 PM
Spirit-of-Jungle Hello and thank you to all

After several months of absence, I just give a little news of this project: D

Evolution of Vegetation - 6 months (this winter)

Six months have passed since the installation of vegetation, a small summary of winter images is required.
The life goes on inside the plants always grow as much.

I added an Jasminum Sambac (or Arabian Jasmine). It flourished in soon after.

We can see that the branches of driftwood begin to ward off humus on their surface. This is the result of the renewal foam, which gives more nutrients to new mosses and plants that grow there.

The bottom of the water is obviously messed with the time, but it has the advantage of accentuating the natural effect.
Water is however quite clean and clear, it is only on the bottom that accumulates the development of cyanobacteria.

Evolution of Vegetation - 1 Year

A year that the project is running alone, I did not intervene it, I chose to "let do".

Some plants have disappeared, others have proliferated, as expected the ficus pumila "repens" and especially the foam "Lebermoos" literally invaded the project.

Here are some pictures before pruning :

We can see the algae accumulated at the bottom of the water, creating a thick carpet.

Cutting of vegetation (currently)

Here is the project now, after a big cleaning of the water area and the hobbing plants "invaders."

However, I left a part dirt in here and there on the sand to keep this little wild effect.

09-05-2014 01:24 PM
West1 Wow
02-24-2014 09:59 PM
AHP All I can say is wow! You have done a great job and I looke forward to the updates.
01-26-2014 04:29 AM
The Trigger This tank is incredible! Awesome job
01-26-2014 04:25 AM
NanoDave Can't wait to see new photo's truely an awesome tank
01-22-2014 11:51 AM
Spirit-of-Jungle Thank you

Elected achieving project of the year "Paludariums Forum"

There are nearly 7 years, I made the discovery of a discipline, "paludariums" the only French forum on the topic "paludariums, a world between Heaven and Water." Forum essential in this area and especially since the beginning administered by a passionate "Phill". There are a little over 8 years now.

This forum bloomed in my mind a whole bunch of ideas taking their roots in the plant, water and mineral world. And here goes that there by little this realization "Island Paludarium 360" has been assigned the achievement of the 2013 Forum.

Here is "Palunette" the magnificent trophy that creates fully Bupa (a member of this forum).
"Pleasure to create" here is what animates this artist who is not his first attempt. And I warmly thank her contribution.

Also thank you to everyone who followed me on this forum during this project. Thank you all.

Ps: Photos of the evolution of the vegetation of the 6th month will follow in the coming week.
A very soon.
01-17-2014 04:22 AM
NanoDave ....incredible!
01-12-2014 08:42 AM
Spirit-of-Jungle Thank you, I'll try when I have a little more time, but not now.
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