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90 gallon eroded streamside paludarium

I have a recently finished 90 gallon 2'x2'x3' paludarium I built recently. It houses 4 Ameerega pepperi, about a dozen dwarf shrimp and will soon include some nano fish, here are some crappy pics that don't include the sweet plant order I got from hydrophyte.











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wow - that is really great looking! I hope you'll show updated pics when you get the plants in : )

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plants are in, just want them to get comfy first; you know how crypts can be when moved
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oh yes, I do! Let them get comfy and bounce back, then an update! lol

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Oh! Is that a waterfall thingey in your setup--? I'm looking for something I can use in a riparium.

Could you tell us a bit about it?

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sure, I made a wall of false rocks, here are a few beginning stages:



I carved polystyrene and then put on several coats of drylok, with acrylic paint after the first and then did a series of washes with the paint to get them to look real.

The tank has 4 holes drilled in it. One is at the very bottom back left corner below the egg-crate false bottom and one is at the top right corner above the fake rocks and the background(I made a background using driftwood and greatstuff expanding foam over which I used silicone and coco-fiber ). The bottom hole leads to a canister filter which then pumps the water at a relatively low flow-rate out onto the top. There is then a third hole at the maximum water level that is an auto drain so the substrate never gets too soaked. Lastly, there is a hole up top for a misting system. I would say it's actually somewhere in between a dripwall and a waterfall as half the water drips down the rocks and the other half dribbles out of a hollowed out piece of driftwood which I've planted with anubias and aglaonemas, which I think will grow well under the combination of high humidity and constant water flow going through the piece of wood.

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looks great!!
Good job!
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Lookin' great man.
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Looks fantastic WinstonAMC!


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That is really nice!
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