Redo!! 2nd attempt paludarium

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My first attempt didn't go so well, my foam didn't adhere to the glass so I tore it apart and re started!
This time I used only driftwood, rocks and silicone. I coated the driftwood in silicone so that it won't break down or leach tannins. I added a whisper 10I filter to create my waterfall.
Here you go..... Start till now!
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@Ibannie you can just pack that tank up and send it to me beautiful!
 
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junebug said:
@Ibannie you can just pack that tank up and send it to me beautiful!
How much? Lol!! Maybe I'll start another business!
 

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junebug said:
@Ibannie you can just pack that tank up and send it to me beautiful!
Take a number, it's coming to me
That's stunning Ibannie!
 
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I'm going to get a couple fire belly toads!
 

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I have to say it appears the failed first attempt was quite the blessing in disguise. The real rockwork looks tons better. What a captivating environment you have created. Now I really, really want one of these things, lol. drool

Sorry if it was posted already, but what size is the tank?
 
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Thanks!!
It's a 10 gallon tank that I had sitting around. Stock hood with power compact bulbs (I think that's what they're called) I'm hoping that's enough light.
I plan on putting a couple fire belly toads in there!
I have to say I'm glad I screwed the other one up! I love the way this came out. Really it didn't cost much to make at all! Not like starting my reef tank!
 

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Can I bother you to make a list of products you used and the live plants you stocked it with? When you have time I have a spare 10 gallon that doesn't hold water, but I'm thinking I can repair it and if I could design it like this, it would only need to hold a little bit anyway. Love the use of the filter to build a waterfall. Stimulating and healthy environment for your future firebelly frogs
 
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Kwig said:
Can I bother you to make a list of products you used and the live plants you stocked it with? When you have time I have a spare 10 gallon that doesn't hold water, but I'm thinking I can repair it and if I could design it like this, it would only need to hold a little bit anyway. Love the use of the filter to build a waterfall. Stimulating and healthy environment for your future firebelly frogs
Sure!! I found all of the rocks and driftwood, had the tank with hood and lights. I also had some planted tank substrate(the black gravel)
I used GE clear silicone, a whisper 10I filter, a piece of plastic pipe cut so I could glue rocks to pipe not filter.
I bought the coco fiber.
Plants are, pilea Aqua, wandering Jew, polka dot, peporomia, a succulent, and some moss from the stream!
I hope that helps! The hardest part was waiting for silicone to dry in between steps!
 

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lbannie said:
Sure!! I found all of the rocks and driftwood, had the tank with hood and lights. I also had some planted tank substrate(the black gravel)
I used GE clear silicone, a whisper 10I filter, a piece of plastic pipe cut so I could glue rocks to pipe not filter.
I bought the coco fiber.
Plants are, pilea Aqua, wandering Jew, polka dot, peporomia, a succulent, and some moss from the stream!
I hope that helps! The hardest part was waiting for silicone to dry in between steps!
The pipe was just like black pvc? Did you put a layer of gravel under the coconut fiber? I would love to do this for a salamander or newt. And I love that you coated the driftwood in sealant, not only does it keep the wood from leaching tannins and from breaking down but also in theory you could eliminate the question of which woods are safe to use for which animals. Did you just apply it with a brush?
 

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