| | 55 G Paludarium. Construction Journal
I have been looking at the boards for a while now and I have decided to create my own 55 gallon paludarium. I started with the backgound tonight and we will see how it evolves.
On a recent camping trip I brought back a lot of tree bark to use as my background. I started by taping off the top 2 inches and the bottom 7 inches with painters tape. I then laid my tank on its back and laid out my tree bark. I cut the bark to fit using a saw. The sides of the tank are vertical just the way normal bark is on the tree. But, I had several long pieces so I decided to lay out the bark horizontally across the back to give the crabs a place to run across the back of the tank. I then mixed up some spagum moss, coco fiber and some misc shavings sawdust and other small cuttings from the tree, in a bucket. I then sprayed the great stuff foam evenly across the back of the tank and placed my tree bark into it. when i was done I sprinkled the coco fiber mix across the exposed foam and pressed it into the cracks. I am hopeing that I did it right but only time will tell. I was going to post pictures but I have to upload them to another website first. wish me luck.
Last edited by intelsuit; 09-05-2011 at 08:31 PM..
Reason: misspellings and I wasn't finished.