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post #16 of 37 (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 07:42 PM
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Awesome tank! I am almost ready to start my paludarium, and you are giving me lots to think about.
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so amazing, looking forward for your updates!
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I've almost finished the paludarium portion of the tank build. I just need to do some minor detailing, so I thought I would update the thread.

The aquarium portion is just breaking ground. Once I have it near completion, I will update everyone again.

Here is a video of the paludarium.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItl...ature=youtu.be
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I've almost finished the paludarium portion of the tank build. I just need to do some minor detailing, so I thought I would update the thread.

The aquarium portion is just breaking ground. Once I have it near completion, I will update everyone again.

Here is a video of the paludarium.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItl...ature=youtu.be
The link doesn't work, it says the video is unavailable
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The link doesn't work, it says the video is unavailable
Okay, sorry about that, the video is now listed at unlisted not private. That should make it available to you.
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I love this so much... great choice on your stone by the way, it will go great with the backround. Good luck!
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Wow, that is beautiful. It looks like a tonne of hanging vines...can only imagine what it will be like with plants.
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This project is amazing. The amount of thought and planning that goes into a project like this can definitely be seen by the result that is shown so far. This is the first thread that I look at when I visit this site and look forward to every little update. Did you have the aquarium built or did you build it yourself?
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This project is amazing. The amount of thought and planning that goes into a project like this can definitely be seen by the result that is shown so far. This is the first thread that I look at when I visit this site and look forward to every little update. Did you have the aquarium built or did you build it yourself?
I drew up the plan. The aquarium shop in my town did the tank and stand.
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My first sub on this site.
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Updates????


Don't be one of those that starts an amazing build and quit posting so nobody can see the results of your hard work. I have seen too many of those threads in the years of being on here.
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So I went on a scuba diving trip and I'm finally getting back to the project.

This is the beginning of the hardscape in the bottom of the aquarium portion of the build. As you can see from the picture, the stone is pieced together similarly to the stone wall and waterfall in the paludarium portion. The gravel gradually elevates the stone as it makes it's way from the front to the back of the aquarium. This allows for a lower tier in the foreground a mid tier in the midground and a higher tier in the background. This will give the look some depth.

Along the walls I've started layering driftwood to mask the background. Identical to what is seen in the paludarium. Once I have the driftwood portion complete I will post another image.
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Okay, latest update.

I started cycling the water to get a good look at the water flow. The paludarium is coming along well. I also set up the ultrasonic humidifiers. There are two stationed on the back wall. I failed to mention in the video that two of the holes in the PVC drip bar are feeding the custom made cups I mention in the video. The water then spills over from the cups and trickles down along the back wall.

I will post an image and description of the humidifiers I am using in the next post. Here is the video....

https://youtu.be/cI4t1i2_73w

Bump: Here is the humidifier I am using I purchased two...

http://thehouseofhydro.com/store/p80...ist_Maker.html
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Getting closer. It's looking amazing.

What are the plans for the aquarium portion? What kind of plants are you going to use?
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Getting closer. It's looking amazing.

What are the plans for the aquarium portion? What kind of plants are you going to use?
I'm going to go with a jungle theme (look).

Many plants will be rooted in small mesh bags filled with soil. I will embed the bags containing the plants into the walls of driftwood. This will allow plants to not only cover the bottom of the aquarium, but scale all the way up from the bottom to the surface.
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