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Project Paludarium. Update December 26. Page 25

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:36 am

During Fish Collection Trip, I discussed with Aamir to start a paludarium with aquatic plants and some carnivorous plants. After coming I googled and collect information. Aamir had also done same. Yesterday, we start executed the plan. The progress is as:

Tank Making

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The Ready Tank

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After Adjusting Thermocol

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After adding some patterns

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Patterns are almost Ready

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Initial Hardscape

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Unread postby parthapratim22 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:00 am

its looking good
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Re: Project Paludarium.

Unread postby juanico » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:12 am

looks good so far.
i suppose it will be a closed tank and very humid inside?

you need to provide a ventilation in the tank (e.g. stainless mosquito screen), one in the front + one on top...espacially for your front side...otherwise the front glass will be fogged always.
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front:
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front & top:
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you can also use fans, to support the airflow, but the important part is the mosquito screen

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:16 am

It will be a closed tank.

There will be two fans; one for ventilation and another for fresh air into tank.
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Unread postby juanico » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:48 am

thats good.
all 3 sides of your tank are isolated with styrofoam...so the front glass will be the coldest area in the tank...this is exactly where the fog will appear.
maybe you can point the fan for fresh air directly towards the front glass.

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Unread postby deepesh » Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:59 am

Makes me want to start one too! Unfortunately work intrudes :(
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Unread postby parthapratim22 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:07 pm

wood could be attached with the BG thermocol may look more natural.

It will be really a inspirational work with its success...will follow this sure
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:15 pm

juanico wrote:thats good.
all 3 sides of your tank are isolated with styrofoam...so the front glass will be the coldest area in the tank...this is exactly where the fog will appear.
maybe you can point the fan for fresh air directly towards the front glass.


I think three walls will be cooler in comparison of front glass.

parthapratim22 wrote:wood could be attached with the BG thermocol may look more natural.

It will be really a inspirational work with its success...will follow this sure


Woods will not appear apart from background. Some rocks also will be there. The next phase of completing hardscape will be start from Saturday.
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Re: Project Paludarium.

Unread postby deepesh » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:49 pm

I think Wojtek is right. By using thermocol you will insulate the three walls. The top will have the warmest air and therefore the most humid so there will be condensation there whenever there is any significant heat exchange. Similarly the front being uninsulated will be a site of heat exchange and this will result in condensation. If the room is cooler than the inside the water will condense on the inside of the front glass, if the inside is cooler than the room the water will condense outside. If you keep humidity high like 80-90% condensation will occur and you don't want it on the front glass. A curtain of low humidity air flowing along the front glass will keep the condensation off. Probably that's why Wojtek mentions the fan blowing fresh air towards the front glass.

I think Wojtek having kept frogs will be able to guide you better.
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:05 pm

deepesh wrote:I think Wojtek is right. By using thermocol you will insulate the three walls. The top will have the warmest air and therefore the most humid so there will be condensation there whenever there is any significant heat exchange. Similarly the front being uninsulated will be a site of heat exchange and this will result in condensation. If the room is cooler than the inside the water will condense on the inside of the front glass, if the inside is cooler than the room the water will condense outside. If you keep humidity high like 80-90% condensation will occur and you don't want it on the front glass. A curtain of low humidity air flowing along the front glass will keep the condensation off. Probably that's why Wojtek mentions the fan blowing fresh air towards the front glass.

I think Wojtek having kept frogs will be able to guide you better.


Tank will be in Baranda, so I think the front side will be warmest. The Top will be of Acrylic with some tiny holes as recommended by Wojtek. After completing the hardscape side, I will consult to him.
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