20g paladrium

trahana

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Woohoo! It’s been more then a month of patient building and my paladrium is ready to get substrate and plants! It’s a 20g high with an estimated 7 g of water. The inhabitants will be a betta and maybe some Amano shrimp.
it’s got a plastic base that is siliconed to the glass with rocks, gravel and sand siliconed to the plastic. The tank stand is a three shelf bookcase I built myself, I also made a wooden base for the tank since the bookcase top was slightly smaller, that way tank would have evenly distributed weight. Every piece of wood is coated with sparurethane to protect it from water. Fluval 24/7 planted plus light, custom 24 mode set. We shall see how well this grows!


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tested for water flow twice, now all I need is a snazzy backdrop and I’ll get planting! Any ideas on the terrarium plants I could add? I have moss ready, maybe some sort of fern?
 
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trahana

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After filling the back with lava rocks and then adding water I’ve noticed that i didn’t rinse them as well as I though I did.

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trahana

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I’ve added some land moss and added aquatic plants from my other tanks.
crypts, anubias, grass, pearlweed, and small clump of rotala. The land moss is Ca native from the side of a local stream. I think I saw three different moss, so which ever grows wins.
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trahana

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Drake the betta was added this morning.

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after living in a smaller area he doesn’t really know what to do.
 
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trahana

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I added peacock moss and asparagus fern.
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And a small ceramic mushroom. This is pink because it’s the sunset cycle on my light.

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Here’s full daylight. It has about 6 hours of daylight.
 

saltwater60

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Looks good.
 
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