11-25-2011, 04:41 AM
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New Build Questions
Ok, so far i am in the designing process of a 40 gallon breeder for a paludarium. I am pretty much making everything, so nothing is out of the question.
I dont really PLAN on having any living inhabitants, but i can see it as a good possibility down the road, maybe just some fish, but possibly some frogs. Im mainly doing this as a nice home for a good orchid collection.
Supplies so far that i know im using are
GS the pond foam
GE Silicone II windows and doors, Black, Grey, Brown and maybe white.
Flourite for the aquatic side.
The division between the two is going to be built of acrylic sheets, chemically bonded with weld-on 4 or 16 which according to plantedtank.net they all say is safe as its a solvent, and evaporates 100%. Then covered in GS foam, then GE Silicone.
Pine bark fines, Sphagnum moss, and maybe some hydroton.
I have a humidifier built and a small pump, probably going to get a new pump.
Sump tank is still being designed, but it will basically follow most sump designs, im using this simply as a buffer for the water temp and balance of nutrients.
So my questions are..
Interior glass keeping it fog free, can i just keep air moving around or do i need to specifically face it toward the viewing windows to keep the fog off...
Does fog usually follow the flow of water? I will have fog outlets next to my waterfall and hoping that this will follow the flow of water to give it that classic waterfall look.
I have two holes drilled so far, one for the water in and one for the water out. The water out will be in my 'pond' area, under the substrate, going through one of those strainers that can screw into a bulkhead, the flourite is a large size gravel, any thoughts of this maybe clogging, or possible problems?
Thanks in advance.
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