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Old 06-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Paladarium size


Hi every body .
I'm a new member and I don't know where I should ask my question .
I want to build a paludarium in small size .
what is the minimum size required to make a paludarium ?
*length:80 cm or 1m , width : 40 or 50cm , height : 40 or 50cm_is enough for make a small paludarium ?

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #2
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you can make them even smaller than that, but reality is that the bigger the better with a paludarium. both height and depth help a lot in creating usable water and land areas. the trick is staying to scale, and using plants that are sized appropriately for the tank. Large plants in small spaces break that scale.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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So with this size that I said which one of them(Vivarium,Paludarium,Terrarium,Riparium) is good for make ?
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #4
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Please answer my question _ Which one of them is good for make with the sizes that I said ?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:12 PM   #5
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All of them are possible. It depends more on what you want to put in it, and what your personal preferences are. If you want fish, something like a riparium would be better, since you would have more water volume than with a paludarium. A terrarium has no water, so if you want to keep something small and non aquatic, go this route. Like I said before, all of them would work, so pick what you like best.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:49 AM   #6
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So witch one of paludarium and Vivarium is easier to make ? and how much will it cost ?(for paludarium or Vivarium)
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a vivarium is way easier to make than a paludarium
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:18 AM   #8
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So witch one of paludarium and Vivarium is easier to make ? and how much will it cost ?(for paludarium or Vivarium)
a vivarium is any tank with living things inside. paludariums, ripariums, terrariums, and aquariums are all types of vivariums.
paludarium = water section and land section. probably the most expensive because you'll have to work on separating the sections, filtering/heating the water, making sure the land doesn't get moldy...etc.
riparium = all water, but with plants growing in planters on and above the water line. only as expensive as you make it, but has all the costs of an aquarium including above-water planters and plants.
terrarium = all land. pretty simple, useful for reptiles and amphibians. only as expensive as you make it.
aquarium = all water, what this website is founded upon. for fish, of course. only as expensive as you make it, but still requires proper equipment, including adequate filtration and heating. proper lighting, substrate, and possibly carbon dioxide injection/fertilizers are necessary for a planted tank.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:25 AM   #9
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Thanks dear mellowvision , CatB , im2smart4u .
I don't want to make aquarium(Because I had an aquarium before) and I don't like riparium . and I think making paludarium is difficult for me because it is my first experience .
So what's your suggestion about Vivarium and terrarium ? Witch one of them is better and easier for make ?

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #10
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It's my firs experience so witch one of Vivarium or Terrarium for beginning is better to make ? and if the height of tank be longer than 50cm is good or not ?

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:43 PM   #11
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I don't think one is easier or more difficult than the other. It really comes down to how much work you want to put into either one. As for the height of the tank, that's also up to you. People have made all types using all sorts of tanks with different dimensions.

Do you want it closed or open? What type of plants do you want? Are you looking at adding livestock? How much money do you want to put into it? You should ask yourself these types of questions to get a better sense of what your goals are, then go from there.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:08 AM   #12
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I want to put in my tank rain forest plants so I think it should be closed and it's not important for me to keep animals . How much should I pay for the terrarium with rain forest plants ?
and what equipment is needed ?

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #13
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I decided to make a terrarium with rain forest plants and now I need your help .
what equipment is needed for make a terrarium?
Which plants are suitable for the rain forest terrarium ?

Please help me.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:27 AM   #14
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are you buying all new equiptment and a new tank? Thats going to cost a couple bucks... check craigslist, your newspaper and ask around.. you never know who has stock piles of unused tanks in their garage. Then lighting. Air/water circulation. so on and so forth.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:35 PM   #15
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I would look through the old threads in this section, you can learn a lot just by reading about what others have done and what worked for them.
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