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55 Gallon Paludarium Journal. Picture Intensive.

Here's a bunch of pictures. I started Tuesday November 6th. And I'm still working on it.



























And Today :





I still have to add trim to the top. Paint it. Order my misting heads. Get 2 10k bulbs. Get glass tops, to keep in the frogs, and humidity.

Frogs, AND Plants!


I think that's it. I probably forgot 20 things, like always!

I hope you all enjoy.
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it really cool
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great journal. already looking good. poison dart frogs and some white clouds would look good in there.

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Very cool, everytime I see one of these being built, I keep thinking I should do one myself...and I just might.
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It's tough work. I'm in the middle of getting some different substrate, the flourite was a big mistake. :P

I'm going to get black sand, or Aquasoil, instead.
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very cool set up. Why do you think the flourite was a bad choice? i'm moving from planted tanks and just trying to find out the different demands a tank like this requires.

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Well, the flourite gave the water that brown tinge color, and it never seemed to go away. Every single time I'd even touch the substrate, a huge mushroom cloud of dust would leech into the water, and last for days.


Yes I rinsed it first.
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Here this tank is today.
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Very cool
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Thank you! As you can see, it changed a lot since november. I dont think it will ever be done!


I'm glad you enjoy it.
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my 80 gal planted aquarium is never done, are any of them?

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I don't think so.
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It looks very cool, you should get a closer picture of the frogs!
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No frogs in there yet.
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nickboudin -

I am thinking about setting up something like this. Do you know of a good place for a list of what is needed? I can obviously see some of the things that you did to make this, but some of the stuff is a little unclear to me (such as filtration, dry plant substrate, glues, silicones, etc.)

I love the way that this came out. Looks fantastic!

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