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Old 09-08-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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A new type of Paludarium

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Got something you might find unique. It is a Terrestrial and Aquatic variation of a Paludarium that I call a Tequarrium.

The heavily planted one is a biotope type that is fully aquatic and fully terrestrial. The other is a scaled scape that I established my own method to fit the structural design.

If anyone has questions, please ask.
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Very nice concept !
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:09 PM   #3
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Whaa, I love that second one.
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Thanks for the nice replies!

Here is another that I made. It is suppose to be a scaled western river type setting. There are black kuhlii, and what look like silver needle fish but not sure since they are so small.
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Wow, If I ever go freshwater, i'm finding this page again, I love these designs.
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Do you only keep fish in these tequariums? Is the land area purely decorative?
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Thanks! If you have any questions, just ask and I will try to answer as best I can.


I have expressed each type of structure as a formula.

Type 1WM-2LS: One part water in the middle and two parts land on each side

Type 1WF-1LB: One part water in the front and one part land in the back

The design is intended for fish, although water frogs can be kept in Type 1WF-1LB since they might spend their entire life in water even in their natural habitat. To be safe, use a piece of glass that is cut to fit the aquatic portion. Leave enough space between the water and cover so the frog(s) can get air. If a filter is being used, the glass should be cut to fit the filter. A cover should also be applied for fish that have a tendency to jump.

These were all custom made to my specifactions in China where I am working but the decorating was done by me. It got complex so I made small models out of paper to give him a clearer idea about the design. It is actually funny because the custom maker had no idea what these were for. It was only today that I showed him.

I actually thought these up because of not having enough light or any co2.

The aquatic plants (I think) are Sagittarria Subulata or could be Mondo grass in the desert setting. These are with out doubt the easiest low tech plant to maintain in my experience. With about 5 hours of lighting a day and no special substrate, they are actually thriving.
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