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First paludarium attempt...

Myrtle

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28 Oct 2021
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Basingstoke
I haven't run a tank for around 8 or 9 years as I just didn't have time for the care and maintenance but I missed my planted tanks. Hopefully, with an ultra low tech paludarium, I can get the pleasure without the work!
The right hand tank has no filter (bar a small pump that feeds the waterfall pulling water through some filter foam underneath the platform), no heater and no inhabitants. I will probably add some isopods though. The tank on the left doesn't even have a pump as it was a hasty home for excess plants (B&Q had a clearance and at £1 each I couldn't say no).
It's all pretty experimental having never built one before, nothing is fixed in case it all needs ripping apart in a month!

All in all, the total cost for both tanks was £40 £23 on plants, £10 for the pump and £7 for some tubing! The wood and rocks were in a skip at work, I had the tanks already and the lights were given to me yesterday,
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Stan510

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20 Oct 2021
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Location
Hayward ca
Looking good with the Anthurium and the Fittonia. The Birds nest Ferns are tough guys..but they do get a good sized. Here in California I have some in the backyard that have 4' leaves on 3' of trunk. Looking like a banana plant. Still,I have kept them small for very long time in pots- so don't worry.
One tip? You will get much better growth out of the emersed plants that have roots in the water if you dose iron glutamate. Can make a world of difference.
 
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