#81: 113L Paludarium
Richard Hodson, Plymouth MN USA | E-mail: richardmantis at yahoo.com | Aquascaper Website
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Aquascape Details

Tank Size
84 x 61 x 91 cm (33 x 24 x 36 in)
Volume
113L (30 gallons)
Background
Black background
Lighting
Coralife electronic ballast "Double Wizard". Two T-18 fluorescent bulbs - plant bulbs.
Filtration
Fluval 203 for biological and chemical filtration. Custom made inline heater (see plans)
Additional Information
The entire aquarium was built from scratch specifically for archer fish. The lily was potted to make it easy to control the roots and to make fertilizing and repotting easy.
Plants
Tropical Water Lily - "Nymphaea panama pacific"
Hanging Plant - "Arina Ficus" or Ficus repens
Fish/Animals
Archer Fish - Toxotes jaculator. Archer Fish are chiefly brackish water fish, but for the sake of my plants the fish is being kept in fresh water with a high pH.
Materials
Play sand substrate. A few rocks. No driftwood. On potted Lily (potted to make re-potting easy). Lily not planted in the aquarium bottom substrate. Hanging ficus - so as to be able to watch the archer fish squirt at its food.