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Mini Paludarium

Discussion in 'Ripariums & Paludariums' started by dentex, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. dentex

    dentex New Member

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    I did a small update video, if anyone wants to take a look :)

    I changed something, as the pump got clogged. It was under the rock on the left. Now the water is stagnant, but apart from the first period, now it seems to be more healthy.

    Anyway, it was and still it is an experiment. The bigger brother of this tank it's still a WIP. I hope to be able to post something soon.

     
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  2. J Art

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    Awesome!


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    Very nice! the clover species changes the scale in a very neat way. Personally I'd just trim the 3-4 in the end of the valley to give it a more infinite or continuous illusion.
     
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    Looks very alien world like.


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  5. dentex

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    Thanks for the kind words and suggestions, guys!
     
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    dentex

    Thank you for posting the Video.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Hello guys!
    I'm sorry I can't be more active on this great forum.

    I did another (slight) transformation on this small tank.

    I removed all the water in order to have a tiny forest look; something I'm really loving, recently. I spread some dried moss on the substrate, hoping it will revive and will form a nice green carpet. I'll mist manually with a sprayer to keep things humid.

    I hope you like (this is how it looks just after the change).
    IMG_20161027_172121.jpg IMG_20161027_172038.jpg IMG_20161027_171954.jpg IMG_20161027_171913.jpg

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    I certainly like it, reasons being its different than the usual tanks, extremely interesting and relaxing to look at.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Thanks for the kind words Keith!
     
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    Great kick-off.How much has it cost you? What kind of inhabitants do you intend to add?
     
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    Hello Adam,
    thanks for your interest.
    About the cost, should be around 30€ (~20€ for the small thank; ~10€ for the substrate).
    Plants are cuttings from my aquarium (Hydrocotyle vulgaris, Flame Moss, a small Hygrophila); stones, small woods and the moss you see on the right side, on the rock, have been collected locally.

    No inhabitants: it's really small in there, but I have a couple of little snails and some midges. :)
     
  12. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    To give your tank a another dimension I would consider adding the cheap and easy to breed and maintain a few Red Cherry Shrimps.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Nice little mates, red cherries; sooner or later I'll make something for them. But not this tank, since there's no water. :)
     
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    Sorry my mistake.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    No problem Keith! I always appreciate your valuable inputs. And anyway, water would do add another dimension to this small tank, no doubt. So in the end you're right. I'm not doing it because I don't have a proper filtration. :)
     
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    I just reread your first few posts and noticed "Limestone rocks" that would make it very difficult to have shrimps in that tank.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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