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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-05-2016, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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2.5g Nano Paludarium

First time posting a journal, but figured I would share what I've been working on.

I wanted to try something new, and the idea of a paludarium with a water feature seemed like a good idea. Yeah, one of those impulses you can't shake. So here we go...

Materials bought - no backing out now

Egg crate cut to shape and seeing how it looks on PVC

Didn't take many pictures in this stage, but this is after applying Great Stuff and carving it down to the shape I want. At this point, I started playing around with how the rocks would look on the shelf.

Gloves are a must for this next step. Siliconed everything up, placed the larger rocks and covered the rest in smaller pieces.

Now that the shelf is done, it's time to start putting everything together. Obviously wanted the pond pump in the back corner. I decided to cover this with more large rocks and fill in the gaps with the smaller rocks. This should provide some sort of mechanical filtration and prevent the sand from getting into the pump.

Add sand, more rocks and the plants. Thanks Bartohog.

Hmmm...something was missing. Oh duh, needs more Anubias. Thanks Solcielo lawrencia.

Added the second batch of Anubias and some Salvinia from my main tank. Time to slowly convert the Anubias to emersed.

I'm not done adding to this. I need to figure out what other plants to add to filter the water for any future livestock.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-07-2016, 05:41 AM
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Interesting idea there. Looks nice. Hopefully the moss grows to cover the rocks, it should look great.
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It's pretty slow going right now. One of the Anubias is shriveling up and a little part of the mini xmas moss is turning yellow. I think I'll start spraying with a RO water/Excel mix and keep it fully covered.
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It looks awesome can't wait till it fill in. I was wondering who bought all those anubias from solcielo haha and bartohog's plants are excellent.
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