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My Juwel Trigon 190 Paludarium

Discussion in 'Riparium & Paludarium General Discussion' started by Jason, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Jason

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    Its actually my mums but I built, designed and maintain it :)

    Fauna
    3* Bumble Bee Dart Frogs

    12* EMBER TETRA
    2* AMANO SHRIMP
    Pair Nothobranchius rachovii KILLIFISH
    5* CHERRY SHRIMP
    2* HORNED NERITE SNAIL ** CLITHON CORONA **
    2* ASSASSIN SNAIL

    Flora
    Hygrophila pinnatifida
    Cryptocoryne willissii
    Cyperus helferi
    Echinodorus reni
    Echinodorus tricolour
    Peace lily
    Dwarf fern??

    2015-03-13 11.24.20.

    The setup is about 4 weeks old so I'll post updates as it grows in :)

    Fish added today.
     
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    I like it very much it looks very natural, how big is it and quantity of water as it does not seem very much for all those inhabitants?


    Keith :cathug:
     
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    I would agree keith and i did say i wanted 6 tetras but sometimes people dont listen :)

    The water area is 1000mm x 400 x 150mm

    All inhabitants are small and the ember tetra Max grow size are 15-20mm.

    Kilifish only live a year naturally.

    And the cleanup crew are not a problem.

    Filtration is a fluval 406 @1450l/h.
     
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    An example of the fish size against one of the pebbles you see.

    2015-03-14 07.03.44.
     
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    Jason its hard to get a small colourful fish.

    Is that an Assassin I can see?

    I am slowly loosing my Aust Threadfin Rainbows age and I will be replacing them with mini Rasbora.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    I agree and the rasbora are nice for that :)

    Yes its an assassin snail :) The old tank had a few problems with snails but these guys are amazing.

    It also shows how small these fish are against that snail.
     
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    The Assassins are on the Banned list in Aust but I am positive they are around if you are in the know.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Hi Jason, That's Fantastic love the stones and planting Wabi Kusa style :wabi-kusa: Your Mum must be Happy with the Paludarium .

    Great looking little fish. There so cute :love_heart:

    Assassins snails I have just brought a couple :glee: Great name and one cool looking snail. Bye bye to my pest snails :whoo:


    Edit, Jason, Just a thought the assassin will eat the other snails that you have ?? There small but will attack much larger snails.
     
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    Thanks Both.

    Roy ive always had both assassin and nirate snails in my tanks and never lost any except the small pest ones, (fingers crossed this time)
     
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    Some quick phone shots 8ish weeks after setup :)

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    DSC_0003.
     
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    Corner tanks can be very difficult at any time but you have mastered that concern.

    I would like to see either a dark blue or a blacking it would lift every detail greatly.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    A black background is on the shopping list. But my mums lfs did not have the correct height needed. The main reason originally was to hide the pipes and wires but using it will help a lot with the detail :)
     
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    I use the book stick on Vinyl cover easy to use and very cheap.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Nice tip Keith :)
     
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    Very pretty looking Jason :smile-new:

    are the palm tree and indoor plants directly growing in the water?
     
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    Hi Ev thankyou :)

    The aqua soil is about 20mm above the water line so all roots are submersed but the stems etc are above the water line.
     
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    ah I see - thank you Jason

    I am curious, if the plants will stand this...
    cross my fingers!
     
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    If I am correct the palms do not like wet feet, but it could depend on the variety.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    I was unsure myself but the palm and peace lily both are the only non aquatic plants in the setup are growing, if you look at the first image 2 months ago and the latest one the lily has flowered :).

    the only plant that did not look healthy was the e.reni that i have now removed.

    Trial and error.. so far so good
     

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