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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-08-2018, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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I wanted to make a tropical (like Bermuda) looking paludarium, the half aquarium half terrarium, about 20 gallons, and I was looking for help. What kind of plants and animals could/should I use, things like that. I’m kinda new at this so any help at all would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-08-2018, 03:31 PM
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Plants

For the land: Bromeliads, ferns, mosses, orchids.

Water surface: duckweed, water spangles, water lettuce, frogbit

Submerged: sword plants, hairgrass, anubias, crypts

Other than the orchids, these are the more beginner plants. They all also have "dwarf" or smaller variations for a tank that size. Keep in mind that surface plants are going to lower the light that is getting to your submerged plants.

Animals

Firebelly toads, salamanders, poison dart frogs, turtles, tree frogs, crustaceans. The ideal species is going to depend on your water to land ratio and your experience/commitment/budget. Avoid mixing species unless you have a much larger tank and can focus on an entirely terrestrial and entirely aquatic species. I.E. shrimp and tree frogs.
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Are you thinking strictly freshwater or are you open to brackish/saltwater options? There are estuarine/tidal habitats that could be interesting to replicate in the coastal tropics. I've been slowly working on a black mangrove "coastal lagoon" for awhile, which has gone through a few iterations but never really been fully developed. Feel free to check out my journal for more inspiration in that direction, though!


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