#174: 907L Paludarium Always a work in progress

Michael Reilly Dallas, United States


Very impressive underwater display. Some bolder above water planting would have really made this quite spectacular.
— George Farmer
This is a pretty display but I don't think that it conveys the spirit of a paludarium. It is more two separate displays... a very nice planted aquarium below and an attractive "dish garden" (for lack of a better term) above. the two areas do not flow from one to the other. That said the display is beautifully maintained and I'm sure is a very attractive addition to the owner's home.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 183 × 76 × 64 cm
Title Always a work in progress
Volume 907L
Background Exterior of glass is painted, interior has pieces of slate siliconed to it.
Lighting Dual 400watt metal-halide 10k lights suspended 24" above the tank to light the tank and bog
Filtration Mechanical filtration via Ocean Clear 380 (with UV) plus an inline heater module driven by a QuietOne 4000 pump. Biological filtration via homemade fluidized bed filter and CO2 reactor driven by a ReeFlo Snapper 2400GPH pump.
Plants TANK
Alternanthera Reineckii 'Rosaefolia'
Anubias Barteri Var. Barteri
Anubias Barteri Var. Nana
Bacopa Monnieri
Barclaya Longifolia
Bolbitis Heudelotii
Cabomba Furcata
Cryptocoryne Wendtii 'Green Gecko'
Cyperus Helferi
Cryptocoryne Parva
Cryptocoryne Retrospiralis
Cryptocoryne Undulata
Echinodorus 'Kleiner Bar'
Echinodorus Osiris
Eleocharis Vivipara
Egeria Densa
Echinodorus Vesuvius
Hemianthus Micranthemoides
Ludwigia Arcuata
Mayaca Fluviatilis
Microsorum Pteropus
Microsorum Pteropus 'Windelov'
Myriophyllum Mattogrossense
Nymphaea Lotus (Zenkeri) 'Red'
Potamogeton Gayi
Rotala Indica
Taxiphyllum Alternans

Hemianthus Callitrichoides
Salvinia Natans
Selaginella Erythropus
Sarracenia 'Judith Hindle'
Echinodorus Rubin
Mondo Grass - Dwarf                            
Begonia Bipinnatifida
Pilea Cadieri
Ficus Salicifolia
Peperomia Angulata
Ananas Nanus
Animals Assorted Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus)
3 Red Pidgeon (+5 month-old fry, the rest are in another tank)
2 Wild Green
1 Snowfire
1 Blue/Yellow
1 Turquoise
12 Congo tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus)
30 Rasbora espei (Trigonostigma espei)
20 German Blue Ram (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi)
2 Bolivian Rams (Microgeophagus altispinosa)
6 Panda Corydoras (Pandapanzerwels)
8 Clown Loaches (Chromobotia macracantha)
4 Albino Bristlenose (Ancistrus sp Albino)
8 Bristlenose (Ancistrus sp)
12 Otocinclus (Otocinclus affinis)
12 Amano Shrimp (Cardinia Japonica)
1 Bamboo Shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis)
Materials Substrate: Flourite/Riverstone mix
Rocks: Slate, Quartzite
Wood: Assorted Driftwood
Stand/exterior trim: Cedar
Additional Information Neptune AquaController Jr. Compressed CO2 system. Automatic top-off system. Plumbed for semi-automatic water change with pre-heated RO water from storage tank. Fertilized with PMDD.

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