#445: 41L Paludarium Merging of the Two Worlds

Abin Oommen Philip Ernakulam, India


Your hardscape below the water is lacking. I'd find an appropriate piece of wood that breaks the surface to left of center.
— Cory Nudelman
I like the composition and selection of plants. I wish there were more fine textures though. I think those would help create a better sense of scale. Overall though it's a great home for a betta.
— Tanner Serpa
Nice little paludarium. I'd like to see better planting in the water area and if you are going to use white cosmetic sand it needs to be CLEAN. That means siphon it out and replace it just before taking contest photos. Otherwise use light/natural colored sand. Finally while the fogger is fun ONE photo with crystal clear clean surface water would show another nice view of your tank too!
— Karen Randall

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 60 × 45 × 45 cm
Title Merging of the Two Worlds
Volume 41L
Background Emersed aquatic plants are held using felt sheets with mineral wool and driftwoods. Drip irrigation/waterfall provided to keep emerged aquatic plants moist.
Lighting Natural Sunlight along with Led
Plants Anubias nana, Anubias nana gold, Anubias barteri var. glabra, Anubias gracilis, Java fern, Lagenandra meeboldii ‘bleeding heart', Lagenandra nairii "compact", java moss, Christmas moss, Bolbitis heteroclita, Bolbitis heteroclita "difformis", Rabbit fern, Bromeliad, cryptanthus earth star, Aglaonema Simplex, Fittonia.
Animals Betta (1 Number)
Materials River Rocks, Driftwood
Additional Information The Paludarium is now 9 months old since set up. It was inspired from a shallow pool in western ghats where the aquatic and terrestrial worlds merged surrounded by mist.

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