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Custom ~65g paludarium

Just sharing some pics of of my latest paludarium

The tank is plywood framed in walnut and measures 24" X 18" X 38"

During construction:





Fiberglassed and sealed with West Systems epoxy:






Glass:



Hardscape:





Painted with tinted Drylok:



With driftwood:



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Man oh man, this could look like a million dollars once itís done. It already looks like a beauty of a cabinet.


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Filtration system. It's not really easily visible from the pics, but the return from the canister is split to feed an underwater return and a waterfall built into left side. The valve lets me precisely adjust flow to control how much is running down the waterfal. There's also a hidden internal circulation fan built into the back left corner to provide air movement.



First round of planting:



After a couple of weeks:







Few months later:





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I cant see the images. Anyone else with that issue? Would love to see this setup.
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I also can't see 95% of the images.
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I cant see the images. Anyone else with that issue? Would love to see this setup.
Me either, just black boxes with X in them. I wanna see!
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That's frustrating. I can seen them on my computer but not on my phone. I guess it's some sort of issue with linking to google photos.

Could you let me know if these pics show up?









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Yes, and beautiful cabinetry

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Yes these show up fine.


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Cool. Here are some more then of the hardscape:















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That looks amazing. You built the aquarium your self then?
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Well done !

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That looks amazing. You built the aquarium your self then?
Thanks. Yes, the setup is almost entirely DIY.


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First planting:



After a couple of weeks







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This is amazing would love to have something like this at some point... I'd throw the tv in the trash and watch this all day


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