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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Oghorille's 10g Paludarium DIY

hey guys,

Complete newbie to the Paludarium world but I was inspired to start one after reading some journals on here (medicineman has some unique setups), so here goes.

- 10 gallon tank
- Sphagnum peat moss substrate (along with 5lb of inert black sand as a base layer for the rocks)
- 8 watt CFL light but I am going to hit Home Depot for a plant light that is a bit more powerful
- hygrometer
- 45 gph pump + tubing for waterfall
- various rocks ranging in size, with large lava rock as base to get the look

- s. Repens
- lobelia cardinalis
- anubias nana (just the rhizome, has no leaves)

Humidity is at 99%, top is covered with plastic wrap completely. Can I get some thoughts/advice?

What kind of fish/wildlife would you suggest that are extremely low maintenance? I am probably going to get 2-3 white cloud minnows for the water but I'm not sure about anything else (frogs/anoles/etc).

The pictures attached are with just s. Repens. I will show pics from the update today shortly.
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Looking like a good start, maybe a bit rough around the edges. If you can try and run the cords a little more discretely, as the plants grow in it will look a lot sharper.

Bump: I advise making an LED fixture using strip LED's or something, will look a bit sharper then the overhead light.

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Sorry, totally forgot to mention; I am moving the tank in 2 days to a new home so I will be placing more permanent fixtures on it at that point (glass hood, actual light fixture, etc) and additionally I will be running the cord in a more discreet way once I reposition it. New pics tomorrow morning.
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