So I've been throwing the idea around about making my aqueon evolve 4 (the tank is 3.7g to be exact) into a paludarium. Haven't really read about it too much so I am asking what the basic things you need to have in order for this to work. I would like to make this inexpensive because this is only my first one. I originally planned to stock the tank with a betta but the flow is outrageous on this thing and I know the betta is going to have a terribly hard time trying to swim, so I thought a paludarium would work better for him since the water would trickle down the side.
I still have to figure out how low the water level can be so that the filter still works. Also, I don't know how to go about building the land part. I heard that expanding foam can be toxic or could disintegrate over time? I would also like it to be removable just in case this experiment is a bust. But totally a newbie on this so any information will help! Thanks!
P.S. Are these types of tanks high maintenance? (I can deal with trimming plants and doing wc
and what not)