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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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i was wondering, if anyone knew how to create land mass in a paludarium tank?

what i mean is, how can i create grassy land areas consisting of either moss, hc, etc. etc?

i saw this on someone's video on a different site. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=IWpyMb_ClWM

it seems like the creator of that tank used huge wabi-kusa type of planting for the ground level but you never see a FTS so it's all just a guess.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 02:27 AM
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You need something to contain the gravel, dirt etc, unless you are able to use a long slope, or have very shallow water. A tried and true method other members turned me onto was to use light diffuser, zip-tied together. You can cover it in styrofoam, expanding foam, etc, and place the substrate inside.

Some others have used cork bark as retaining walls.

If you check out my thread https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ri...ium-build.html further down, you can see how I put my "walls" together. Others have used a similar strategy.

There's all sorts of ways you can accomplish your goal, and judging by the dirth of paludariums compared to aquariums, terrariums, etc., there are probably many good ways of doing things that haven't been tried yet.
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^ i saw your thread and it's pretty dang cool!

i used light diffusers (egg crates) to create my substrate level. I poured subtrate on top of it which i thought was a good look but to create a lush looking grassy field.. i think i need better substrate with good nutrients.
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^ i saw your thread and it's pretty dang cool!

i used light diffusers (egg crates) to create my substrate level. I poured subtrate on top of it which i thought was a good look but to create a lush looking grassy field.. i think i need better substrate with good nutrients.
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