#699: 151.6L Paludarium Subtle Beauty Underfoot

Alan Ignoffo South Elgin, United States


It's good to see you have given equal importance to the aquatic and land sections. Your scape would benefit from more plants that cover more of the background.
— John Tran
Good start to the paludarium! You have a good mixture of plants with different textures and color although I would try to add a plant with a strong splash of color to create a focal point in the aquascape. To lend a more natural feel try to use wood that doesn't have a blunt cut but rather comes to a point or has been sanded down to appear more weathered. Nicely done!
— Bailin Shaw

Aquascape Details

Dimensions 91 × 46 × 41 cm
Title Subtle Beauty Underfoot
Volume 151.6L
Background Expanding foam coated in black silicone and peat moss
Lighting 2 monios L led grow lights 30w
Filtration No filter
Plants Rotala h'ra, rotala rotundifolia, ludwigia ovalis, anubias nana petite, bucephelandra sp, cryptocoryne wendtii green, pearl weed, dwarf water lettuce, red root floater, salvinia, Java moss, spiky moss, tillandsia sp, neorigilia sp, epidendrum alatum, centroglossa macroceras, encyclia tampensis, oak leaf creeping fig, peperomia red twist, epipremnum pinnatum, staghorn fern, selaginella sp, columnea minor, cryptanthus sp, monstera, and various other mosses and ferns
Animals 7 celestial pearl danios
2 sparkling gouramis, 2 male and 3 female endlers, 3 pygmy corydoras, 2 white cloud mountain minnows, a male and female rainbow stiphodon goby, a female koi betta, bladder snails, ramshorn snails, and 2 nerite snails
Materials Self collected driftwood and dragon stone
Additional Information This setup is low tech, containing no filter or co2. The substrate is sechem flourite capped with fine sand and a scattering of various pebbles. The largest inspiration I had while creating this is serpadesign's firebelly toad paludarium

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