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I am not sure what you would call this but here is a sketch of what I would be wanting to make www.brownsiderap.com/images/preview.gif

I am wondering if this is possible to do. I want to have water like on the sketch with goldfish or some type of fish in there with a water pump on the right side to make water flow. I would want the water to be say about 10 inches high. And then the land be 10 inches high also going up to the edge of the water and then on the part where the water goes into the land have the water go up on some kind of product in an angle to the land.

I am wondering what type of land or land/water animals can live in this envirorment[/img]
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Hey there,

What kind of plants are you going to be planting.?
What is the water pump supplying to ? a water fall ? a stream? ..

Ok, firstly, if you want the water pump there, you are going to have to use the eggcrate method of building up your land, so that you can have a false bottom to have the water flowing. This means a couple things

1. Either your built up land is going to have to be pretty high, if you want to have plants that can't have extremely moist soil. or, you have to use plants that like really wet, like bog plants, or you have a very shallow land area.

2. If you want to have a dry soil base, you need to get some acryllic or whatever they use nowadays, and seal that land area off. I suggest with an area for the water to get to the pump behind.


If your tank is big enough, i suggest the eggcrate method. Looks to be a effective way of seperating the land and water, so basically building a false bottom.

Heres a link to that method

http://badmanstropicalfish.com/vivarium/vivarium.html

If you actually want to cordon the land area off, check out this guys other tank
http://badmanstropicalfish.com/palud...aludarium.html
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