How to Make a Paludarium? ——Aquascaping Knowledge Get You Done!
Fish Tank Size: 80*40*45 cm
Lighting: Adjustable LED Aquarium Light 5W/8W/11W/16W
Bottom Mud Material: Volcanic Stone, Light Stone, Thin Filter Sponge, Foam Plastic Cloth, Water Moss, Planting Soil (Peat soil, Vermiculite, Perlite)
Material: Dynasty Jade Stone, Tank divider, Landscaping Glue, fish tank coral decorations
Plants: Leucobryum juniperoideum, Giraldiella levieri, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides, Ferns etc.
Finished Paludarium Appreciation
In the beginning, some hydroponic plants were cultivated in the water grass tank. Later, I wondered if it would be better to plant some wet plants on the water. I searched a lot of information on the Internet, so then the aquascaping journey began.
I believe everyone has a certain understanding of planted tanks and water tanks. But Paludarium that can both keep plants and raise fish is not so simple.
The first thing to consider is how to isolate the water surface from the land and try to maintain the size of the water substance as much as possible.
It was known that most of the Paludarium tanks' water substances are just a small piece you saw before, and there is less space for fish to move. If they can be improved, they can both raise fish and landscape plants. After considering several methods and materials, it was finally decided to choose a partition tank divider commonly used by everyone in the Vivarium to build a base, which was quite successful.
This kind of partition board divider can play a great role in the landscaping of the fish tank. In this Paludarium fish tank, its fast, convenient and practical functions are highlighted.
Firstly, splice the head and tail of the partition board together, and then cut the partition board into an appropriate size according to the fish tank. And as a base, place it at the bottom of the fish tank.
Then you can spread a layer of foam plastic on the partition to prevent the mud from falling through to the bottom and spreading.
Then in this order, you can lay the material on the partition:
From bottom to top:
Volcanic Stone, Light Stone, Thin Filter Sponge, Foam Plastic Cloth, Water Moss, Planting Soil (Peat soil, Vermiculite, Perlite)
After the foundation is done, the Dynasty Jade Stone can be gently inserted into the soil. Moss and other plants can be placed around it.
Here I put Leucobryum juniperoideum, Giraldiella levieri, Metasequoia glyptostroboides, Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides, Ferns and so on. The sticking tool I use is Aquarium Underwater Safe Glue.
When all the steps are completed, pour the water slowly into the blank space along the edge of the fish tank. (Note: Do not use the impact water flow here, It will lead to soil base damage.)
Finally, the fixed steps we know - water circulation, water purification. (Here is the same treatment as the general fish tank)
When the water quality of the fish tank is acceptable, you can put the cute fish in it.
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