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110 Gallon Geosesarma / Shrimp / Orchid / Fern Paludarium

Hardscape / Hardware build finished last week.

Planting "finished" today.

Now to let everything grow in.

Flora and fauna listed at the bottom.

Make sure to click the image for full size, looks like they were compressed strangely.

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Right Side:




Dendrobium loddigesii:




Dendrobium unicum




Geosesarma sp.




Plants (Terrestrial):
-Assorted Ferns (Sorry, not sure of the species)
-Selaginella sp.(This species is sort of an iridescent blue)
-Ficus pumila
-Moss mix (Consists of NEHerp sheet moss, Taiwan Moss, 5-6 temperate species, 3-4 fern species spores)
- Begonia "strawberry"
- H. soleirolii "Baby Tears"

-2x Phalaenopsis sp.
-2x Oncidium sp.
-Dendrobium unicum
-Dendrobium loddigesii


Plants (Aquatic):
-Cryptocoryne wendtii "green" and "brown" (Currently undergoing crypt melt, fun)
- Java fern "needle leaf" and "windelov" (scavenged from my axolotl tank)
-Taiwan Moss


Animals:
-3x Geosesarma sp.
-18x Fire Red Cherry Shrimp
-3x Amano Shrimp

Background is Ecoweb/Epiweb covered with Spyra from folius.com.

Filtration is a broken SunSun HW-302 being pumped by an Eheim 2000. One layer of filter floss and 2 layers of biomedia.

Lighting is one Current Satellite Plus, I will probably get a second fixture, either another Sat+ or possibly a Finnex Ray2.

Aquatic substrate is Miracle Gro Organic Soil (sifted) capped with "Aquatic Planting Media" bought at a pond supply. Appears to be calcinated clay almost identical to Turface MVP.

Substrate for the land area is Turface MVP capped with crushed leaf litter, capped with whole leaf litter, collected outside (Boiled and baked as per usual).



I think that's everything.





I plan on getting at least 10 or so Geosesarma and hopefully get them breeding, as well as some more cherry shrimp.

Plant-wise, I will likely get a few more vivarium-appropriate orchids species. I would also like to get some Bucephalandra sp. for the aquatic/emergent area.


Critiques/Questions/Comments are all welcome.

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nice! did you get that little crab from monster aquarium?


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nice! did you get that little crab from monster aquarium?
Yep, picked up the last 3 they had. Wish I had time to go last week when they got 'em in!

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Yep, picked up the last 3 they had. Wish I had time to go last week when they got 'em in!
they're gorgeous! i wanted to grab some home, but it's a little pricey.


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That is really cool. I tried my hand at paludariums, but it's much harder than it looks. Your tank looks really nice already which is a feat for initial setup. Is it a closed setup? Are you using a misting system or regular spraying?

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That is really cool. I tried my hand at paludariums, but it's much harder than it looks. Your tank looks really nice already which is a feat for initial setup. Is it a closed setup? Are you using a misting system or regular spraying?
Thanks!

What do you mean by "closed setup"? If you mean that all hardware is contained within the tank itself, then no, since the water runs through a canister filter before flowing onto the drip wall. If you mean that all the air recirculates inside, then yes, but I plan on adding some vents to the top to help a little with front glass condensation. The small circulation fans definitely help out, though.

Unfortunately a misting system is a bit out of my budget for now (otherwise I would love to have a MistKing setup) so I'm currently spraying it down manually.

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One of my favorite quotes... "everybody wanna be a bodybuilder, but no body wanna lift these heavy-ass weights!!! I do it though! Ronnie was truly inspiring!

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good lookin setup

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Bought an absolutely beautiful Plakat Betta today (shoutout to Pets Place in Nanuet).

Not completely sure I want to add him in yet, I don't think my RCS population is large enough to support his predation. *Might* have to just order some more shrimp to keep up with him since he is a stunner in person and would make an excellent centerpiece inhabitant.






RCS Shot



Blue Selaginella






SIDE NOTE

Some of the crypts have almost completely melted away, is this normal? When can I expect to see new growth pop up?

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