Here is my proposed vivarium that I have been working on for a while. I'm starting the hardscape stage and wanted some opinions, first off as of now the tank will be for plants and fish only since it will be a paludarium, if someone can direct me to a suitable amphib that is from Borneo I would love to hear about it.
Tank - standard 75g
Light - twin t5 HO dimmable
Hardscape - custom foam rocks
Humidity - mistking and external humidifier
Substrate - aquasoil covered in sand
Air Circ - plenum style fans (Like grimms 150)
Temps - large amount of water will keep temps stable
Water - there will be a sump and the water level will be variable 4"-12" to represent different seasons and rainfall (I'll show you how I plan on doing this later) The waterfall will also be variable from a small trickle "normal operation" to a heavy flow "During the rainy season and daily rainfall"
Flora - The main plants will be rheophytic aroids (bucephalandra, piptospatha and bakoa) and in the water will be cryptocorynes antive to Borneo (Keei and bullosa)
Fauna - undecided right now
The goal of the build is to represent a waterfall going into a pool with rocks and terrestrial flora on either side of the waterfall I got my inspiration form the pics Mike Lo "Jungle Mike" has posted here are some below
Ok so here are my two proposed scapes right now let me know what you think
Modified: Brown will be GS with coco coir covering it along with holes for terrestrial plants Tan is sand and Blue is the water level
Modified: Brown will be GS with coco coir covering it along with holes for terrestrial plants and Blue is the water level
Thanks for any help