CAVES>>New Paludarium>>January 24, 2018

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CAVES>>New Paludarium>>January 24, 2018

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:41 am

Working on this paludarium from last few days. This has been developed to keep vampire crabs. To provide them hidden space, around 5 caves has been made.

Size: 18X18X24 inch

Light: PLL (Replace soon with custom made LEds)

Substrate: ADA (Used)+Decorative sand

Terrestrial Plants: Mosses collected from wild, Mini Christmass moss, Adiantum Capillus (Maidenhair Fern), Utricularia graminifolia, Cryptanthus, Bromeliads, Hydrocotyle honda

Submerged Plants: Marselia hirsuta

Decoration: DIY background, woods, Hydrabaadi Rocks, Coconut shell caves


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I also need Vampire crabs, anybody knows the source, please let me know.
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Re: CAVES>>New Paludarium>>June 22, 2017

Unread postby SCORPIO » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:13 pm

After 6 months "The Caves" is turned into a stunning paludarium. Mosses are growing very well.

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Re: CAVES>>New Paludarium>>January 24, 2018

Unread postby azaycoomar » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:13 pm

Amazing Rajiv Ji!! way to go. Waiting to see the crabs in it!! :)

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Re: CAVES>>New Paludarium>>January 24, 2018

Unread postby saikumar » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:31 pm

hello Rajiv ji, how are you maintaining the humidity?
Is the front glass open?
How many PLLs are you using and wattage?
What kind of flow are you introducing?
Any specific source for the Hyderabadi rocks? may be PM me, I want to try.


Thank you, and you really have done an amazing work!! wish you made it more bigger. Thanks again

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Re: CAVES>>New Paludarium>>January 24, 2018

Unread postby sushant » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:54 pm

It's beautiful.

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Re: CAVES>>New Paludarium>>January 24, 2018

Unread postby SCORPIO » Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:11 am

saikumar wrote: how are you maintaining the humidity?

I am running a powerhead to wet the substrate 4-5 hours a day. Also using manual misting system. But in coming days, I will put a humidifier.
saikumar wrote:Is the front glass open?

I made a door. All time it is closed.
saikumar wrote:How many PLLs are you using and wattage?

50 watt LED flood light.
saikumar wrote:What kind of flow are you introducing?

Planning to keep vampire crabs.
saikumar wrote:Any specific source for the Hyderabadi rocks? may be PM me, I want to try.

I got these rocks from Partha, when he transfered from Hydrabad. BTW these rocks are available in outer area of Hydrabad. I saw when I visited Shri Sailem.
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Re: CAVES>>New Paludarium>>January 24, 2018

Unread postby saikumar » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:32 pm

Thank you Rajiv ji, what filter are you using for this whole setup?
Did you face any challenges with this setup? and how do you think you ll tackle the summer with this setup?

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Re: CAVES>>New Paludarium>>January 24, 2018

Unread postby SCORPIO » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:27 am

saikumar wrote:what filter are you using for this whole setup?


No filtration. Just a powerhead.

saikumar wrote: how do you think you ll tackle the summer with this setup?


Summers of Delhi are very warm and dry. I will run the rain system 24 hours. A small fan will cool the water of rain drops and it will reduce the temperature of whole setup.
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Re: CAVES>>New Paludarium>>January 24, 2018

Unread postby DHARMENDRA SAH » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:57 pm

It's very beautiful