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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-20-2014, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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35l Bonsaipaludarium

Hi folks!

Last weekend I setup a new, small paludarium. Inspired by a video from Exotic Aquatic I found on the web 3 weeks ago, I just wanted to try something with a bonsai, a bonsaiscape.

I used a 35l tank for this layout, size is lxdxh 40x32x28cm. Hardscape is black lava, ground is normal white sand. The root ball of the bonsai was planted in soil. The lighting is 8W LED. In the middle of the hardscape is a little stream that is driven by a pump with 150l/h. The pump is hidden under the hardscape. There are just native plants, such as mosses and clover, some Fissidens fontanus, Riccardia spec. and the Bonsai. This paludarium is a test tank, low-tech and low maintenance. I wonder how it will develop in the next weeks.

Hope you like it

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Greetz Andy


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Thats neat! Keep us posted I would love to see how it progresses.
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That's a really nice setup!


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That's pretty cool. Do you know what kind of tree the bonsai is?
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Looks like it may be some variety of ficus. retusa maybe? Very nice!


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Hi!

Thanks for the nice feedback!

It's a chinese liguster.

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Beautiful!
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Thank you very much!

Greetz Andy


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Excellent!
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Hi there!

Thank you very much!

Here is a small video of this tank. Hope you like it

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So, how is it doing?


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That is beautiful!
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Hi there!

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Thanks!

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It's doing very well. There are some more new plants and I kicked out the native mosses. The bonsai is blooming all the time
I try to make some photos the next days and show them here.

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How about another picture!!!
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Hi folks!

Thank you Aplomado!

The tank is running fine. All plants are growing nice, two of the shrimp ladys are gravid. So everything works as it should.

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