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First time build. 25G Paludarium.

Hi all. Not new to the forum but have not posted before. I began a build this week. The original intention was to quickly create a home for some Theloderma Corticale, but being slightly obsessive I have got into the build and I think the live stock will have to wait. I have become very interested in moss all of a sudden so I think I will have to concentrate on finishing the build and letting the flora take before I introduce inhabitants. To cut it down to a palatable 'story so far'... I keep 2 fairly basic Tanginyikan aquariums. One of which has 8 Lamprologus Ocellatus, the other has 2 Synodontis Multipunctatus and 1 Synodontis Petricola. I've been collecting bits of slate from work to dress the tanks and on Monday I spotted a tank that would serve as a nice home for frogs. It had been build for a snake so I pulled out the various bits of glass that has been attached for a heat lamp an for carrying branches (might have been a hasty mistake) sealed a 4mm tube into an old internal filter, hid that behind some rocks which I sealed in and drew the tube from the filter up through the rocks to create a pool and slight cascade of water. There is peat in the filter to soften the water and in the Gravel there are fallen leaves from a Quercus Robur to help with the water (plus I think they look nice) there is a planter at the back which Is made of acrylic, I didn't seal it very well so it is not water tight but I have filled it with gravel and I figure if I use the correct substrate it will draw water up through the gravel and provide fairly decent irrigation. More curvy rocks to go in over the filter and around the planter. Currently have 3 mosses that I have harvested, not sure which to use yet. Will attach them to rocks by chopping them up, mixing them with yoghurt and placing them where I want them to take. One of the mosses is Bryum Capillare, the others I have yet to identify, hopefully some of you guys can help. It is a modest and a novice project but I am thoroughly enjoying myself. Any suggestions or comments are greatfuly recieved. Pictures to follow when I work out the best way to do so, might have to break out the PC.
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These are the mosses I need help identifying. The first of the two is a particular favourite and I picked it from some brickwork so I think it should take to the rock, the second came from the lawn so may not be as useful. Incidentally, the pictures of the tank with the miss in them were just me trying out the 'look'. I'm increadibly impatient.
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