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Old 06-17-2019, 11:41 PM
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Current progress on my paludarium build. This will be a pic dump of everything so far. The build will be primarily centered around flora than fauna. I was initially worried about the height of the build since I want dart frogs in it. I was told by a good friend that they height shouldn't be for the leucs.

Flora:

Anthurium wendingeri
Anthurium schezerianum
Monstera adansonii variegata
Labisia pumila
Marcgravia sp. melon
philodendron pierrelianum


Fauna:
Dendrobated leucomelas x 2.
Isopods
Manx Kitty (kidding)

Equipment:

AI Prime HD Freshwater
External Canister Filter
Aquarium aerator (to oxygenate water column and prevent anaerobic conditions)
Heating cables with thermostat
Computer Fans for aeration
Mistking 2.0 (2 sprayers)
Undetermined fogger
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:43 PM
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Some progress this past week.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:44 PM
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Some plants and beginning to mold the hardscape.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:46 PM
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Applied the background this past Saturday.I'm unsure how much I'd like the riparian zone to occupy the bottom of the build. This will likely change. I may actually make it shallower as well.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:40 AM
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Interested to see it unfold!

Also, regarding the name: please tell me those two branches will be holding a globe of some kind!

EDIT: I don't want to distract from the thread, but this is kind of what I see:



^I'm nobody's artist, but that's more or less what I see.

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Old 06-18-2019, 02:51 AM
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Looks great so far! I can't wait to see it planted and frogged
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:24 AM
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Really liking the hardscape so far, cant wait to see how it'll grow in. Your leucs will appreciate all the space!
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Old 06-19-2019, 12:59 AM
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I'm not sure why the images are showing up so small. Anyway, here are some updates. I added a custom screen (it fits very snug, so I don't think I'll silicone it to the aquarium. I also added two computer fans that are very quiet.

I plan to drill mist nozzle holes later today in the top glass to begin routing the mist king.

over all, I feel like i'm making a glacial pace on this and it's bugging me to hell. I want it to be done!




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Right on. Which is the mega rare species?
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Slow and steady wins the race! You will be happy you took the extra time someday :-) Are you planning on keeping the fans on all the time? The way you have them set up, I think it could dry the tank out pretty quickly if they are left on. You could use a separate timer just for them if you wanted to.

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Right on. Which is the mega rare species?
Anthurium wendlingeri
Philodendron pierrelianum

I'll be putting a few others not listed in the tank as well.
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Slow and steady wins the race! You will be happy you took the extra time someday :-) Are you planning on keeping the fans on all the time? The way you have them set up, I think it could dry the tank out pretty quickly if they are left on. You could use a separate timer just for them if you wanted to.

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No, I will definitely have the fans on a timer. Perhaps for 10 mins each hour? I'm unsure how to do it. Any recommendations? Perhaps I can connect the main power to a small humidistat.
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No, I will definitely have the fans on a timer. Perhaps for 10 mins each hour? I'm unsure how to do it. Any recommendations? Perhaps I can connect the main power to a small humidistat.
It depends on so many different factors. You are just going to have to play it by ear. I don't think I would recommend the humidistat idea. I have read in threads on Dendroboard that the probes become saturated and inaccurate if left in the enclosure. I would recommend trying a certain interval and seeing what it does to the plants. I would start with a lot shorter than 10 minutes, though. That sounds like a really long time to me. You will just need to experiment, I am afraid.

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I don't think I would recommend the humidistat idea. I have read in threads on Dendroboard that the probes become saturated and inaccurate if left in the enclosure.
I believe the person I had heard that from was kimcmich. But I cannot remember where or when he said that. It was a comment on the side, not the main focus of whichever thread the comment was said in. I was probably randomly browsing threads from years ago by putting random numbers in the page jumper, and there are many thousands of threads.

I don't know if it's categorically true for all hygrometers / other humidity-related devices, though. If I could @ people to summon them to threads on this forum, I'd just ask kimcmich. I'm interested in know, myself.

EDIT: Nevermind, found it in about 10 seconds of searching:

https://www.dendroboard.com/forum/be...ml#post3064058

It wasn't an ancient thread, like I thought, either.
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After trying to drill two holes in the top glass cover, I broke it so it halted me progress for a while. I'm visiting a greenhouse today to get many rare plants. Stay tuned, I'll post pictures of my visit.
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Can you describe what you did when you drilled the glass? Most of the time that glass breaks, it is due to overheating.
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I used copius amounts of water from a hose to cool the glass. The drilling was very laborious, so I wonder if I did something wrong. I'll be picking up the second order on Monday. A friend of mine is going to help drill the glass for me this time around.
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I'm eager for updates!
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I used copius amounts of water from a hose to cool the glass. The drilling was very laborious, so I wonder if I did something wrong. I'll be picking up the second order on Monday. A friend of mine is going to help drill the glass for me this time around.
You may also be able to pay a glazier to do it, and they often have drill presses. (Of course, a drill press may not even work for something big.)

I'm interested in seeing any neat plant additions, once things are working well.
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I have some updates. I got the glass replacement top yesterday. I wasn't feeling well so I didn't make any progress on drilling the panel. A friend of mine is going to drill the top for me tomorrow.

I got this excellent bromeliad growing on some orchid roots for my build to create a vining effect in my build.
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Here is the build so far.

I decided to abandon the paludarium type layout. In the next few days, I'll install the mistking.







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I'm digging the two neoregelias on the twin "arms" of the driftwood. (Maybe only one of them is a neo, I'm not sure.) The moss is also vibrant.

I'm glad for you.
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