New paludarium questions
I just tore down my planted tank and have started building my paludarium. Im doing the polyurethane/silicone/coco fiber method. I have a couple concerns though. Im trying to make it as easy, maintenance free and accessible as possible. I dont want to have to tear the background apart if something goes wrong.
I am planning on flooding about 5 gallons or so in the bottom on the tank and sloping gravel so that about a quarter of the footprint of the tank is "open water". The other 3/4 will be a 4-5" of water but will be completely filled with gravel. Im going to put some crafting plastic guards in place to help hold the gravel in shape. Then I can make small adjustments with my hands when necessary.
Is 4 or 5" of static substrate through 3/4 of the water in the tank too much? Im worried about anaerobic/long term static substrate issues. It will be eco complete and my filter should turnover the amount of water in the tank at least 10 times an hour.
On top of the gravel will sit my coco fibered background. I was thinking I could run my filter so that the water flows down the background to essentially water some of the plants.
Will the silicone/coco fiber background hold up to constant running water?
Thanks for reading all of that. I appreciate it.