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Hello guys this is an update of how ism y proyect doing, I made the misteake of use corkboard instead of real cork and after a week being soak in water it finally came off, I'm using concret for the structure, I already builded the small structures wich I seal with concret sealant to stop the leaching of calcium I also mix the concret with concret aditive (supposed to help to stop the leaching of calcium), I'll do water changes weekly, I also add fish to have ready for plants, here are some pics, enjoy and pls let me know your thoughs.

Does any one know where can I get a fog machine, or how to build one from a Humidifier?
 

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more pic the guy above is a friend who's helping me
 

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Looks cool, what sort of structure are you making?
 

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Thank's!!!

I building a structure to hold plants will also have a water fall, it will be for fire belly toads, we're in the last steps to finish it , will up loan more pic when we're done :D
 

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Hi

I just noticed this thread is yours. That does look nice. I was wondering though why you are using concrete. It is a lot of work & will add enormous weight to your tank. I am not sure what is available where you are but here you can get expanding foam that works amazingly for these kind of setups. It is strong & extremely lightweight. It is what I used to create my background on which I mounted mu wood peices. It is also easy to just put silicone on it & add a layer of coco fibre and you got yourself a natural background on which you can plant moss, ferns, etc. I hope this helps & if you need anything let me know.

GOOD LUCK !!!;)
 

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Hello and thanks for the advise, I the biggining I thought to use the great stuff (expanding foam), but I was told it was a little messe to work with, so I desided to use concret, as you mention my main concern is the weight of the structure, and since the main structure is almost done it seem that the tank wont break, but I might have to find some help to put it inside of the 285 liter tank (75 gallon) and the fill the tank with water.:eek:

I'll will post more pic to show you how I deal with this, wish me luck everybody!!!!:D
 

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Learning process.

Good luck & if you have any questions feel free to ask.:uhoh:
 

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Helos guys her are more pics fropm the main structure, wich is almost done, lasting to do is the land area :blob:

wish me luck

next step getting the structure into the tank :eek:
 

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hello well the tank wont be full with water just half tank, and before I place the structure I will seal the concret with a few coats of concret sealent to control the leaching of calcium, as right now the tank has two other structures wich I already sealed, I also add fish (mollys, platys and guppies) the're doing fine infact they started breeding (specially guppies :D)
 

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I was thinking to add fire belly toads to the paludarium, can any one give me some other options that might live well in my paludarium?
 

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Can you post some pictures of the completed stucture? I love lookig at pictures!:D
 

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Re: Paludarium proyect

Hello Guys just an update of my proyect, last week I bought the fogger from a pond store, I tested in th tank and is looking good, Since the weater is been kind this couple days I'm been able to seal the main structure, today I planted the first bromeliad in one of the other structures and another fern in the other structure, here some pic, how is looking wright now, the water got a little messi and cloudy, question I'm planing to buy some FBT this weekend, the tank already have guppies, platys and mollies, all of the are breeding and I was hoping to use them as source of food for my toads, the temperature for the water is 80F, what do you guys think??, any advise or comments wiil be really apreciated
 

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Re: Paludarium proyect

Hello guys!!!!,

FINALLY the main structure is in the tank, too bad it was too big and I run out of space for the other two structures, here are some pics fromt the tank and the toads.

I hope you guys like it (only thing missing is to add plants and cork in the back wall)
 

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I like it. What species do you have in there? Are you sure thier compatable?
 
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