#5: 76L Paludarium: Work in Progress
Karli Morse, Middleboro MA U.S.A.
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Aquascape Details

Tank Size
51 x 25 x 61 cm (20 x 9.8 x 24 in)
Volume
76L (20 gallons)
Lighting
1 reptisun 5.0 bulb , 1 halogen basking light,1 15 watt desk lamp
Filtration
I use a small submersible filter.
Additional Information
There are 2 water falls in the paludarium powered by a small submersible pump. One is located on the lowest shelf and is a sort of 'stream'. The other is located on the next highest shelf and just drops into the water below. These are both covered with aquarium gravel. I have discovered after having it set up for a couple months that the peace lilly was not a good choice. I am going to replace it with a sword plant. I also plan on adding pennywort in hopes of hiding the tubing to the higher waterfall. Also on that shelf I plan to add babies tears to cascade to the water.
Title
Work in Progress
Plants
On the upper shelves I used spider plants, pothos,ivy, fittonia, pink splash, moss, and a tropical australian bonsai tree. In the water I used anubias, assorted cryptocoryne, java fern, bacopa, duckweed, elodea, and a peace lilly
Fish/Animals
1 female phelsuma lineata lineata 1 otocinclus 1 ghost shrimp
Materials
On all four shelves I used potting soil and planted the plants directly into the substrate. I covered them with sphagnum moss to hide the edges.I placed manzanita branches in different areas for the day gecko to bask and for asthetic appeal. I used a 1 1/2 in. piece of pvc pipe covered with coconut bark glued to the back of the tank to hide wires from the filter, pump, and heater in the bottom portion. The gecko uses this as a hideaway. In the bottom I placed a piece of driftwood vertically to help support the lowest and biggest shelf. I used 1-2 in. of potting soil and 1 1/2 in. of gravel as the substrate.