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Old 07-22-2015, 04:24 PM
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I'm building me a 75 gallon Paludarium and am having trouble making a realistic water land . I was thinking foam with concrete but was wondering what are some other options to explore??
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:58 PM
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Default Re: New 75 gallon paludarium need help!

i recently started to build my first tank with some water area and i used concrete, so maybe you can get some ideas from my build-log about that. one thing i can tell you its a lot of work but so far i think every drop was worth it

i always had some image in my head how i wanted it to look but not looked for much reference until i was in the middle of the project, so i would recommend looking for pictures of a scenario you want to recreate and from there look what would be the "best" way to build it.

so maybe you already have some nice reference pictures and add some here so we can get a better idea of what you wanna build
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I'm thinking something similar to this.
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I've got the false bottom in the shape I want and am leaning towards foam but in nervous it'll foat up and push my egg crate up. Here's what I have the tanks dirty just trying to get a layout before I haul it outside clean/ glue it. Lol
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I've got the false bottom in the shape I want and am leaning towards foam but in nervous it'll float up and push my egg crate up. Here's what I have the tanks dirty just trying to get a layout before I haul it outside clean/ glue it. Lol
then drill a hole through the PVC and zip tie the foam to the post. Then it won't float.
Or you could silicone the foam in place then do your finish work while it's inside the tank and the sand will cover the seam on the bottom.
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Never thought of zip tying it together. Good idea thanks. Another stupid noob question lol but why use pink foam? I have a whole shed full of the blue stuff but everybody says to use pink and was just curious why?
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Never thought of zip tying it together. Good idea thanks. Another stupid noob question lol but why use pink foam? I have a whole shed full of the blue stuff but everybody says to use pink and was just curious why?
from what I just gathered online is that they are the same but just 2 different manufacturers. People say to use the pink foam because polystyrene, the white stuff, leeches chemicals I think. Maybe the pink stuff is more common so it's always mentioned.
This is just from what I gathered from online so this info is only as good as the online sources so it might be wrong but I'm pretty sure the pink and blue stuff is the same.
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That's what I thought too but I wanted someone else's option.
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