i've never attempted to do this before so i have a few questions:
1). how do i keep the glass from condensation? i know it's suppose to be a good thing but what's the point of having a nice tank when you can't see anything.
2). i have 4x 39w T5HO lighting on a 36x15x32"tall tank. is that enough? and how long do you keep lights on in a palu/ripa/viva/tera..?? also all my of bulbs are 10,000k. are those ok?
3.) how can i add some fan/s in there with out compromising Humidity? do i even need fans?
4). i do have a Waterfall feature in there so im assuming i do not need a mister. what kind of animals can i keep? i was thinking of a small Chameleon or some tree frogs or Dart frogs.
5.) can i install my pressurized CO2 system that will hopefully benefit both my aquatic and air plants?
6.) most of my Air plants prefer warmer temperatures. i was thinking on putting an aquarium heater in the water and hopefully that will raise the temperature above water as well.
here are my plant list:
anubias(that im trying to grow emersed)
thanks a bunch!
i will try and post photos in a bit.
is it a riparium or paludarium? you can't keep frogs in a riparium as it is just rafts. a paludarium has actual land.
1. either through fans or through having an open top. if you're doing a traditional riparium you won't have any problems. if you do a paludarium that needs high humidity, you will need a strip of open area in the lid and maybe some fans as well. usually you would do this if you have animals (dart frogs etc../plants that need the humidity, but if not you can have it open top no problem.
2. lighting sounds fine but might be a little bit high depending on plants.
3. you can if you have a top on the tank. the fans just circulate the air, which is good for the plants.
4. a waterfall will not mist the tank. you'll need to do that anyway. the higher the humidity, the less watering you'll have to do, but be careful not to kill your plants. tilandsias and some broms don't like being waterlogged.
5. don't know anything about chameleons so i can't answer there but darts and tree frogs would be fine providing they can get out of the water if they fall in.
6. tillys/broms should be fine at room temperature, but a heater will raise the temp if you need it to.