Video of tank. 1:16-1:45 is a close up on water portion.
Hey guys, I have been working on this Paludarium for awhile now. It is in a 40 gallon tank, recently upgraded from a 10. I need your aquatic knowledge, as I am trying to create a basically self sustaining ecosystem minus crickets for the frogs, and water for evaporation. So what would you do to help make a stable ecosystem?
Notes - For the water portion I believe I have 2 green cobomba plants, and one plant of an unknown name. I introduced some algae from our pond, but that hasn't taken off yet as I only added that yesterday.
Tank - 40 gallon Paludarium
Substrate - thin layer of turtle pebbles, then an inch and a half - 2 inches of fish rocks.
Filtration - 55 gallon waterfall filter
Pets - 3 fire bellied toads
Lighting - one 13 watt 6500k CFL
Temperature - anywhere from 67-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Warmer during day, cooler at night.
Photo Period - 10-12 hours of light a day
Other: I have 3 lucky bamboo plants above water to help take care of water nitrates, as well as 3 peacock fern plants.