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My Dennerle 30L Paludarium

Discussion in 'Riparium & Paludarium Journals' started by Jason, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. Jason

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    I'm currently working on a new project that is a Paludarium style tank.

    60/40 - Moss theme / Aquarium

    I have a dennerle 30L 30wX30dX45h ( i actually have a few of these now so maybe more projects are on the way :) )

    I'll post images tomorrow on my progress.
     
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    :) Hurry up Jason!
     
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    No Rush :rolleyes: Looking Forward to this :cool:
     
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    Can't wait to see the pictures! =)
     
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    OK i started by making the moss drip wall from left over stuff i had from a old hobby so the whole drip wall didn't cost me anything.

    I had some very dense foam used for modelling of some kind, i then cut to size and altered it a little so i could fit some home made drip wall plumbing (b&q).

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    I then took some fabric called hygrolon which is a padded fabric that holds moisture from the drip wall and covered the foam adding a few features.

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    Then comes the moss :)
    I cheated here by using ready grown moss, if this does not continue growing i will use my moss mix that seems to be working on my other project :)


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    Now the tank.

    Because this is only a 40% water level i needed to keep the filter as low as possible so i can fit the drip wall in the tank at the same time.

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    Substrate time.

    Using two different types of sand i came up with this design.
    you can also see the filter partition.

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    and some décor.

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    I then added the drip wall, filter and some more decor.

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    More images coming later, I'm currently adding water to retest the drip wall and filter before adding the last few bits of décor :)
     
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    Drip wall test complete and working :)

    if you look carefully you can see the drips

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    and the dripwall wood getting wet from the wall.

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    more images later :)
     
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    Seems to be a few attachments missing? For some strange reason ill update these later and fix the mistake. Sorry about that
     
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    Yes, a lot of them Jason :(
    and they can't be opened in spite of being a link, that can be clicked...

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    Fixed. once again sorry about that, i have no idea what happened.. and until now i could not fix it as i was at work.
     
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    so after all the tests are completed, I emptied the tank again to get rid of any cloudy water caused by the sand and now I'm refilling it.

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    Don't worry Jason,

    I think you work out everything very good in the forum!!!
     
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    Don't worry Jason,

    I think you work out everything very good in the forum!!!

    Great your report about the paludarium!!!
     
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    still cloudy this morning even after the water change but it will settle over the next few days.

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    Now for livestock, the filter is already cycled and the water was from another tank that belonged to my six year old....

    Japanese fire belly newts (Cynops pyrrhogaster)

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    this was one of the main reasons i wanted a paludarium style tank as these spend 50/50 water land and my old tank is dated and needed a rescape.
     
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    Hello!
    It looks great. I´m impressed! Are that dripwall home-built or bougth at an earlier date? What kind of filter do you use? I like the idea of substrates with two different Colors.:)A nice residents!:D
     
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    Thanks Nordstern :D

    The drip wall was home made to fit this tank but i used items that i already had in my garage from previous projects / hobbies.

    in the journal you can see how i built it using PVC piping with hole drilled in the top/spray bar,
    Plumbing & Heating Fittings - PolyPlumb | Plastic Plumbing is available from most diy centres in the UK and properly the world?

    foam and materials as for the pump its a small submersible pump for example.

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    https://www.eheim.com/en_GB/products/technology/pumps/compact

    its not the one i used but very similar / same thing

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    maybe i should make another one but this time a journal just for the dripwall?. I will do this but after my next project that greenfinger2 has inspired me to do wabi-kusa :D.
     
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    Breathetaking! =)
     
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    Two Words,Love It :cool:
     
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    Really great Jason :D
    I like the little fellow, too.
     

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