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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-13-2015, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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First Attempt Paludarium!!

So I decided to go for it! My first try with a 10 gallon. I think I'm going to keep fire belly toads. I used Touch N Foam landscape foam for ponds, then I bought foam blocks for floral arrangements to make an elevated land area. I changed my mind a few times during foaming so that was dumb. I thought I should have more room for dirt in elevated area so I chopped them a bit!! When I started I siliconed the piece of driftwood in, I'm wishing now I foamed instead because I can see silicone. My idea is to hollow out the foam behind driftwood to add soil for plants and also a waterfall in rear right corner. Water will be on right side with a little in the entire front. Check out my pics!! I'm thinking in going to silicone the foam blocks for my next step!






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I think I'm making progress!!


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Once the plants are in this will look fantastic!
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Thank you! I hope so!! I going to get tubing for the 93gph pump I bought tomorrow. It's an odd size. I think I'm going to use clear silicone on the wood where the water will be running. The hardest part is waiting for all this stuff to dry!


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Waiting for silicone to dry!! I put some gravel over foamed areas to look a little less fake. Siliconed tubing for waterfall and glued in a piece of driftwood to attempt to hide pump and keep gravel out of it. Next pic will have water!!
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