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20g Emersed Crypt Paludarium

Discussion in 'Terrariums, Paludariums and Vivariums' started by WeedCali, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. WeedCali

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    I finally have all the supplies needed to get my 20g Paludarium project off the ground. This will be a continuing thread to document its existence :thm:

    As it stands now, the tank is currently just holding emersed Crypts, Anubias and other stems.
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    The lighting consists of one 24" hydrofarm T5HO growlight and reflector. It works wonders so far and the price is what gets me.. $35 shipped! I also have a Penn-Plax internal filter that will be going in the water section.

    Havent made any real progress yet but I have some pics to share

    C. Pontederifolia Is doing Quite well
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    How much bigger do you think it will get?
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    C. Usteriana Putting out its 5th leaf
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    C. Wendtii 'Green Gecko' Put out 4 runners pretty quick!
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    Anyone got an idea as to what this stem is?
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    I got this from a friends outdoor tub and this portion was already emersed.

    Thats it for now

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    Awesome tank!
     
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    livebearerfreak you are hypnotized! LOL

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    im actually thinking of doing that with some spider plants and a 10 gallon left outon the porch.. think it willwork?
     
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    Sounds like it would
     
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    Very nice plants in there!
     
  6. jpappy789

    jpappy789 Plants need meat too

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    Sweet plants Weed!
     
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    Looking good, dude!
     
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    awesome tank. It looks like youve got a nice variety of crypts. Where did you get your lights from.
    Edit: Sorry, I saw the answer to your question in my thread.
     
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  10. WeedCali

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    7-6 Update

    I decided to get going on the Paludarium now that I have a perfect Holding tank for all the plants. My sister got a 20long to replace having a 20high and an 8g Biocube so now I have her old 20g until she has something to do with it. In the meantime, It will be holding my plants and then holding krib fry (yes, they spawned like 4 days after moving in the the new place :D )

    I have decided to go a new route with the water portion of the tank.

    This is basically what I had in mind the whole time
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    As I was messing around with the glass I have for the dividers, I've come up with a cooler idea in my opinion.
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    The pics aren't that good of quality but you get the idea.
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    How do you like the driftwood better?
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    or
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    I also have another layout that I'm favoring but never took a picture of it. I'll have to do it soon.

    Thanks for Lookin' :hi:

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