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Default 90 Gallon Paludarium Build

I've finally convinced the wife that we need another frog tank, so I'm starting a new build!

It's going to be a 24x24x36 paludarium. The habitat will be based on a 24x24x12 aquarium I already have that I'll be adding glass to.

Plans:
Lights - Nanobox Reef Tide's x 3 tailored for freshwater
Misting - Mistking setup from my last tank
30 gallon freshwater aquarium
Fog System
Internal Air Circulation
There will be a 10 gallon sump in the bottom to hold the heater / filtration for the aquarium.

Inhabitants will be either a group of R. sirensis or R. Vants, and it will likely have a electric blue day gecko if I can ever find one.
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Glass marked out for holes and orientation



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We built the stand Sunday but I need to sand it down and fill any gaps and nail holes before going forward. I also need to clean up a lot of silicone work as I kept dropping the pieces and it smeared all over everything.
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I'm going to have some plumbing run behind the tank with fans in it to circulate the air I didn't want anything cluttering up the inside, plus this will make them easy to replace or change air flow direction. That's for 4 of them. The last one is to plumb my humidifier for fog.

The 2 on the aquarium portion are the overflow and return.
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Put the air circulation system together today, it worked surprisingly well. Some pics of the process:



Here's the computer fans I found. $7 on amazon for the pair: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


The idea


PVC prepped


One of the fans all sanded down


Mmmm


All of them ready with arrows to indicate air flow direction


All set up!



It puts out a surprising amount of air flow, even at low speeds. Those little fans do a lot of work.
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Greetings,

You've already installed your system, of course but:

Obstructed fans and very inefficient - and all of your fans are obstructed by the fan at the other end of their tube (and the tube itself). You would get more air flow from a single unobstructed fan than from the 4 you've added in the current configuration.

Having air (re)enter from holes in the back of your viv means you also need to keep those areas of the background clear - and not let plants grow/hang in front of the holes. You've traded the minimal space you saved by the keeping the fans outside the tank for 4 empty spots in your background that must remain empty.

I was concerned about fans being an eyesore when I planned my big viv, too (and I use 60mm fans). But most people ask "where are the fans?" when I refer to having them even though 1 of them isn't hidden at all. Kind of like the powerheads in a reef tank, peoples eyes are drawn to other things when they look at the viv.
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I don't doubt that you're right, but one pulls air in while the other pushes air out. Even if it's super inefficient it works well enough. My main goal was just to get them out of the tank itself. Once I have the background in place they should be all but invisible.

It's easy enough to try it with just one fan though, once everything is set up I'll try it both ways with the humidifier running so we can see how much air movement is produced.
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Test fitting the wood. None of it will need to be secured, it all fits together and is pretty stable as is.


Supports siliconed in placed


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Damn Jason, this is looking pretty sweet. My wife makes me contemplate my choice of using the cork tubes as branches now that she has seen the driftwood application.
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Thanks!

In the end it all looks about the same once plants take over every inch of space. But I do really like malaysian driftwood. I'm going to be using some cork in the background to give a little variety.
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I will be curious as to how well your fans keep the glass clear. I really like the idea you are going with. Iím not a huge fan of seeing equipment in the tank either. I want to implement fans in my next few builds cause I would like to grow orchids but figuring out how to hide them is the trick. I think you did find a great way to hide them for sure though!


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Slowly coming along. Been marking a bunch of items off the "honey do" list while I wait for the lights to be finished. I roughed in the background and the stand has been built and painted. Going to be pressing some substrate into the background tonight and starting on the sump setup next.
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Sump V1 is finished. Might work horribly but I wanted the biggest compartment possible for the K2 media. We'll see how bad bubbles are in the main tank with this setup


Drain is a modified durso standpipe. Hopefully it'll be pretty quiet


Lights are shipping tomorrow so hopefully this whole thing will be up and running by Wednesday.
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Forgot to take some pics of the rest of the progress, but I have water and some plants now!


Time to take this to the Member's viv forums
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