Thanks everyone for your incentive words.
Originally Posted by mudboots
Very interesting, especially with the brackish water plan. I can think of a few plants that would tolerate some salts, but none that would be used in an aquarium. I look forward to seeing this scape develop.
Here's a list of plants that Tropica
says can tolerate salt to a degree:
(Go to advanced search, put "accepts brachish water" under "keywords" and you get this list)
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'
Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow'
Nymphaea lotus (zenkeri)
Taxiphyllum barbieri (Vesicularia)
I have tried some of those before, with lousy results. But the tank I have tried them in fluctuates from 1.006 to 1.012 salinity. In this paludarium and with mudskippers I think I can keep it considerably lower, at 1.002-1.005 or so.
Live mangrove would be a good one to try, too.
Which non-aquarium plants do you have in mind?
Originally Posted by aquatic_clay
what did you use to make the drift wood? mainly the roots that stick out toward the front.
It's made out of polystyrene sheets, polyurethane foam, pvc-pipes bent with heat, hot glue, vinyl string and grout.
Thanks again for nice words.
I'm looking forward to putting this one up too. It will take a few weeks for the cement to cure, so I have a lot of time to figure out whether I make any kind of tidal system or wavemakers on it.