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Anyone used a Truqua Paludarium tank?

Looks like it might make a decent riparium:

http://www.truaqua.com/paludarium-tanks.html




Any experience with these tanks?
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Nope. But I've really wanted to get one of these.


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It's interesting. For the size a little pricy considering many plants do not stay "miniature" forever. I Have been considering doing the same thing but putting a 3 sided extension (back and sides) over my aquarium.

And also you have to consider that many fish (Including bettas) are escapees, who will try to jump or crawl over the edge of a tank. Famous for this are killiefish. I also cannot see how you would incorporate the filters and breathing/cleanliness requirement needed in a tank. Where do you put your filter? Without a top, putting any kind of lizard or frog in there would be a problem too if you decided against fish. Even shrimp need a filter.

Hmmm. I am thinking the only thing you can put in there are plants.
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For the size a little pricy considering many plants do not stay "miniature" forever.
Plants can be kept small by trimming them.

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I also cannot see how you would incorporate the filters and breathing/cleanliness requirement needed in a tank. Where do you put your filter?
You can either use an internal filter or a sponge filter.


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Yeah, I was going to do a sponge filter.

Their larger one can hold 15 gallons of water, which is quite a bit.

Ripariums aren't really for reptiles and amphibians- it's not the same as a paladarium.

Jumpers could be a problem with fish of course....
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I look at it a year ago but would never buy at that price. I'm happy with a standard tank and letting the riparium plants more room to spread out (no side/back wall limiting it)

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Yeah, the price is really high.

The major advantage to this tank would be that it is easy to suspend the light above, and still have an open front.
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