How to make a simple waterfall?
Hello! I have three full-water tanks, and I am ready for a new challenge, a paludarium. I have done quite a bit of research, but I can't find anything similar to what I want, and I am stumped.
Here's the situation: I want to keep only fish and plants in there, so I was thinking of this for my set up. An open top 10g with a waterfall in the back somewhere, a lot of branches and rocks sticking out of the water with emergent plants on them, and aquatic plants and fish in about 7'' of water. So, there won't be any land, really.
Here's my dilemma: I just want a small (as in footprint) waterfall (probably falling over a few flat rocks into the main body of water) that looks realistic. I want to power the fall with a powerhead that has tube running out of the output to the top of the fall. I will need some sort of housing for said powerhead and possibly a heater. And I would like this housing area to look natural.
Can anyone give me suggestions or a link to help me make a box/tube/slope etc. to hide a powerhead and create a realistic looking waterfall without taking up half the tank with 'land'?
Thank you for your help!!