Paludarium steps in making

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Paludarium steps in making

Unread postby bmukh » Sat May 10, 2014 7:27 am

My another dream project. A paludarium
dimensions; 36(L)X24X(D)X30(H). The height is on all three sides, the front glass is 12 inches.

Background;
First came the styrofoam background, with random patterns. A styrofoam divider to separate 'land' and 'water' area
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then layers of concrete and driftwoods stuck on them
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then spraying cocopeat on the background to give a' natural' look
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Just trying the mist:
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some cork barks
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.....the front glass had cement splatters on them. Hoping the stuff to be ready soon....
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Re: Paludarium steps in making

Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat May 10, 2014 9:15 am

Nice explanation. Wash the whole setup carefully before release any life.
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Re: Paludarium steps in making

Unread postby Naufil » Sat May 10, 2014 1:44 pm

Hello sir Setup is looking awesome
where can I get styrofoam from?

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Unread postby SCORPIO » Sat May 10, 2014 1:54 pm

Naufil wrote:where can I get styrofoam from?


Visit any stationary shop and ask him for Thermocol.
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Re: Paludarium steps in making

Unread postby Naufil » Sat May 10, 2014 2:01 pm

oh! I thought they were different. I am such a noob really.
Thanks for the quick reply :)

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Re: Paludarium steps in making

Unread postby sushant » Sat May 10, 2014 3:53 pm

that's a cool transformation of styroform barebone to the actual background. would have appreciated the step by step method for making the same in DIY section.
Got too busy to document. Sorry about that.
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Re: Paludarium steps in making

Unread postby bmukh » Sun May 11, 2014 9:44 pm

First round of plants added. List includes
Java Fern Trident
Bolibitis Heterocolita
Willow Moss
Some crypts....
Hope they survive. More details soon
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Unread postby SCORPIO » Sun May 11, 2014 9:49 pm

Nice. Have also added mistmaker?
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Re: Paludarium steps in making

Unread postby Romi » Mon May 12, 2014 2:23 am

spraying the cocopeat with the cement was a good move....

I would have tried sticking lots of moss (a friend is growing moss by the kilo) but I guess that would have been difficult at best and very time consuming at worse...

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Re: Paludarium steps in making

Unread postby bmukh » Fri May 23, 2014 10:02 am

Some more plants added.....still a long way to go...
Setup details (contd from above)
1. Added sprinkler; It is running on timer....for 10 minutes every 3 hours. Gradually plan to reduce it to 10 minutes every 6 hours
2. Humidifier/mist maker; Creating mist for 15 minutes every 3 hours. gradually plan to educe it to 30 minutes every 6 hours

The paludarium will be dominated by aquatic plants that is why high density of humidity and artificial rain
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