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Old 06-15-2011, 08:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ok, now that all my technology issues are taken care of, here is what I have.



This is not a permanent setup, but a good experiment until I can really get this thing off the ground.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:45 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Looks like you're ready for a mini waterfall in a paludarium
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Looks like you're ready for a mini waterfall in a paludarium
I am hoping I can do exactly that.
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Well. Not much to update. Well, actually, nothing. Just got back from Michigan, so I am going to be getting back to this build tomorrow. I will be making a new light hood for it then, and, hopefully, wiring it up next week along with some foam work. Stay tuned....
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Ok, so there was supposed to be a fun update today. Well, due to some material issues, (I HATE MDF) it is not going to happen. I started making the hood, and got 90% done with all the sawing and wood working aspect of it, and hated it and tossed it in the bin. I will need to get a good piece of plywood to do this, as MDF is crap. So it will happen next weekend instead. Stay tuned.
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Ok. I have been away from this project for a while. I took out the pots and added some more Java Fern. I also added another light bulb since the hood build failed for the moment, and added a glass top over most of the tank. I am going to use saran wrap over the back 2 inches to keep the humidity in it. Here is how it looks at the moment. The big piece of Java was added yesterday.



I am hopefully going to get this done soon. I am still in need of some materials to finish it, but I am hoping that will come in the next few weeks.
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Ok, first I want to say, thanks to Bahugo for hookin me up the other day. He gave me tons of plants for a good deal. That being said, here is what I got yesterday.


$25 worth of plants from Golden Aquarium.


$40 worth of plants from Bahugo.

Does anyone see the problem here, lol.

I got some HC, moneywort, 2 types of crypts, and some red stem plant I already forgot the name of. That was all from Golden Aquarium.

I got Java Moss, Flame Moss, Guppy Grass, Glosso, and a bunch of stem plants from Bahugo.

Now that my goodie list is up. On to the good stuff.
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Ok. This tank is quickly becoming a catch all for the plants I don't know what to do with. That is ok though. I added some gravel that I had left over from my 2 gallon and some plants I don't have anywhere to put yet. Here is how it looks ATM.




Flame and Java Moss. They will get separated into a couple different tanks.


Guppy Grass. Not sure what I am going to do with it, so it will stay put for the time being.
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So, after like 2 hours of tying plants and moss to pretty much anything I could put in the water, here is what I have.


Java Moss on the sponge. The water runs down the sponge so I am hoping the moss will do well like that.


Flame Moss on the lava rock.

I am really liking this tank now, and don't think I want to do the false bottom and all that. I am on the fence about it now. Not sure what I am going to do yet. You guys will be the first to know though.
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So. I am going to do a silicone-great stuff-silicone-coco fiber background on this in the near future. Probably 2 weeks. I want to know one thing. Will the GS covered in silicone survive under water, or should I stop it at the water line? I am really confused and any help would be great.
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