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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-05-2008, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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large terrarium

im building a large plywood terarium/aquarium and i was wondering if anyone has
A. made a terrarium this large
B. how could i do like 60% water 40% land but have like two pools of water
C. What species for fish i was planning on using either bettas, gourramis, mollies, or some other hardy smaller fish

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It's hard to answer part 'A' as we dont know how large "this large" is.

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oh okay sorry ha i forgot
its going to be 8 feet long, 3 feet wide and 2 feet tall. The width and the high can be interchanged that was only because originaly i was going to go with a large aquarium. But for the glass im buying a 75 and taking the two large pieces from that and use those for view panels.
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Well I'm honestly not sure how you're going to bind glass and wood to hold water, but if you do have a plan for this, multiple pools aren't difficult. You could simply assemble your land area in the middle with a pool on each side, or even connect the pools by leaving some room between the front of the tank and the start of the land area. You could plexi off your land area so it doesn't get saturated, and it would therefore be separated from the water.

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first off, your talking paludarium, not terrarium.

check this link:
https://www.plantedtank.net/articles/...to-Journal/28/

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I second the plexiglass divider, if you buy a little cheap heatgun you can even bend it to make it look better. If I had highspeed I would upload a pic of mine.
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use pond liner instead?


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Actually I have seen many tanks that have the plexi glued to the wood for the front side they use silicone and sandwich it between two layers of plywood.
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I have made some really big plywood tanks with a glass front panel, you need to glass fibre the ply box & then you can silicone the glass in place.
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