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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-28-2010, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Mini Paludrium

Hello everyone. You probably already know that I am a beginner. I have 2 projects on the go already and I'm planning to start a new one...

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It started when in my PALUDARIUM post, some people where telling me that a 10 gallon tank is small for a paludarium. So what I'm am doing is showing everyone out there that it is possible to do. To prove it I am doing a paludarium in my smallest tank of all. I will not have any land animals or terresterial plants, but I will put fish in the water... Do you want to know how big my tank is? It is a 0.25g tank!!!!
Now your asking yourself ; What in the world is going to be in there?
The answer- Triops and Sea Monkeys.....

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Will put pics later on...
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-28-2010, 10:45 PM
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Triops and sea monkeys are shrimp, not fish. :P I look forward to seeing this build, though!

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Brine Shrimp(Sea Monkeys) need brackish water?
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limeslide-No they do not... I have some now and they're in distilled water...
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AshleySix- Same thing I will start on the 29th (tomorrow).
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AshleySix- Same thing I will start on the 29th (tomorrow).
Not the same thing... Fish are not invertebrates and do not have exoskeletons. Thus, fish and shrimp can only be related in the sense that they are both aquatic animals.

And if you do not have a terrestrial portion, how is it a paludarium?
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chase127- I was kiding when I said ''same thing"
I will have a land portion but I wont put land animals on it.
Maybe I will put fake plants...
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Sooo you will have a half filled sea monkey cup
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I guess so... Do you have any suggestions...?
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yah just do the ten gallon and show them that it can work from there lol this sounds like way to much work!!!
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yah just do the ten gallon and show them that it can work from there lol this sounds like way to much work!!!
I agree... seeing that youre young and you dont have the funding for multiple tanks i would stick to one and learn everything with that
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I will have a land portion but I wont put land animals on it.
Maybe I will put fake plants...
Huh? A land portion with fake plants? What's the point?
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Problemman,chase127- I will do the small 0.25g tank to get myself some info on how to make a paludarium before I move on to the bigger tank.
TLE047- The point? Looks and to prove that a paludarium is possible to do in a 10g tank, let alone a .25g
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limeslide-No they do not... I have some now and they're in distilled water...
Nothing can thrive in distilled water. It is COMPLETELY devoid of minerals.
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Problemman,chase127- I will do the small 0.25g tank to get myself some info on how to make a paludarium before I move on to the bigger tank.
TLE047- The point? Looks and to prove that a paludarium is possible to do in a 10g tank, let alone a .25g
Sure, you'll have a cups with a "land" area and a "water" area. I guess you got us good.


All I ever said was that it'd be tight. My concerns where with your stocking levels and types.
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