#259: 160L Paludarium Wild Wild East

Petra Bašić Rakov Potok, Croatia


I really like the feel that this tank gives of the plants spilling down off the bank and into the water. Lovely tank with great emersed and submersed growth.
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 90 × 40 × 45 cm
Title Wild Wild East
Volume 160L
Lighting 2x39W T5
Filtration Fluval 204
Plants 1-Ficus pumila, 2-Pilea sp., 3-Juncus effusus, 4-Houttuynia cordata, 5-Ceratopteris thalictroides, 5a-Ceratopteris thalictroides emersed, 6-Lysimachia nummularia, 6a-Lysimachia nummularia emersed, 7-Nepeta sp., 8-Cryptocoryne wendtii, 9-Microsorum pteropus, 10-Hygrophila polysperma, 11-Hydrocotyle sp. Japan, 11a-Hydrocotyle sp. Japan emersed, 12-Heteranthera zosterifolia, 13-Staurogyne repens.
There is also some Java moss and a few brown Cryptocoryne wendtii hidden in background.
Floating: Salvinia natans, Lemna minor
Animals 15 Danio choprae
10 Trigonostigma heteromorpha
Materials Substrate: houseplant soil, crushed lava rock, 0.8-1.2 mm pool filter sand
Hardscape: locally collected rocks and oak roots
Additional Information This paludarium evolved from Asian biotope tank. There are mostly Asian plant species, but with few intruders. Terrestrial plants are potted in plastic containers, filled with hydroton and hanged on back side of aquarium.
Tank now houses one young male and two females Betta sp. Mahachai.

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