110 gallon paludarium build

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110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:17 pm

So I found this awesome deal on a 110 gallon aquarium, 48x18x30", and decided to build a paludarium with it. I have already drilled holes in it for drain/ return. I also went ahead and started on the background. I'll post pictures tmw of what I have so far

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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:57 pm

Okay, files are to large so going to work on making them smaller so I can post tonight

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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:06 am

Here are a few photos
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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:39 am

I finished the aquatic side which was quite the battle having a steep slope and ended up with this. I'll start planting the aquatic part today as well. My goal is to simulate a "dry" and a "wet" season by always having different water heights.
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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby joneill809 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:46 am

rcteem wrote:I finished the aquatic side which was quite the battle having a steep slope and ended up with this.

Looks great! How did you manage to maintain the steep slope?
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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:12 pm

I did the clay balls in small bags
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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby frogfreak » Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:09 pm

Good idea and nice tank!
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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:58 pm

Thank you :)

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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:19 am

So my p;lan is to make this a seasonal paludarium and made sure the aquatic plants I use could grow fine out of the water too...Here is what I have now.
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Postby Philsuma » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:52 am

Looks good Chris! Somehow I am envisioning brackish water and fiddler crabs and 'skippers.

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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:59 am

maybe cause of the sand? This will house killiefish, tetras, and maybe some apistos but doubtful. As far as land animals Im undecided

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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:31 pm

Updated shoot of how the tank is already growing in nicely!!! Ignore the potted plants.
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Postby joneill809 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:44 am

Beautiful! Have you been cycling the water depth like you planned? Looks great!
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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:47 pm

joneill809 wrote:Beautiful! Have you been cycling the water depth like you planned? Looks great!



This tank is only a month old and will start lowering the water in about two-three months after the aquatic plants get more established

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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:19 am

Here is the two month photo
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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:42 pm

Here is a video of the paludarium that I shot last night. Sorry in advance as I was playing around with the new DSLR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7jz86E1CME

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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby Philsuma » Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:54 pm

Very cool Chris. I love hatchetfish. What are those albino or pencil thin catfish type fish?

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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby Dan1990 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:01 pm

That is awesome :)

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Re: 110 gallon paludarium build

Postby rcteem » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:36 am

Philsuma wrote:Very cool Chris. I love hatchetfish. What are those albino or pencil thin catfish type fish?


those are albino royal farlowellas


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