Paludarium?

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    Picasso Seahorse Whisperer

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    Recently, I've found a few pics of paludariums that I like. I'm thinking that this 155 gallon tank might be a good candidate to try it. I've got no patience for freshwater, soooo boring to me. Does anyone have a paludarium? Pro's? Con's?

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    FYI (for all those who didn't know)

    What is a Paludarium?

    If you've been to a pet shop recently, you've no doubt seen a paludarium. Visitors to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago have seen paludariums on a large scale. Scratching your head and wondering what they are? The term paludarium comes from the latin words paludal (pertaining to marshes), and arium (a place of or connected to). In other words, a paludarium is an aquarium that is set up with land and water portions, just as a real marsh would be in nature. They provide an interesting alternative to the fully aquatic life that is seen in standard aquariums. Paludariums are also an excellent project for classrooms.
     
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    SeaBee Ha Ha Thats Funny!

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    That's one smart Tucan we have among us!!! :D
     
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    Why thank you very much. :trampolin
     
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    uuuhhhhh you lost me at FYI:12:
     
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    I'm a fan of the riparium.

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    I guess I had something like that set up when I was younger. Had frogs and other amphibians. Also had a snake at one time. Would place feeder gold fish in the water part and watch him hunt in the water.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    This looks so cool! I want one I want one!! Keep us updated if you decide to try one.
     
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    EliWhitney314 Phish Head

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    I am thinking about doing one as well. Just a small one though.
     
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    Picasso, when I was heavily into dart frogs, there was a guy from new zealand that had a brackish paludarium. He had some fish and fiddler crabs in there. It was amazing looking. I wish I could find it for you.

    Lots of greens, with a beach and stones leading to the water.
     
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    EliWhitney314 Phish Head

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    That sounds really amazing. I have been thinking about getting dart frogs too.
     
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    Gdbyrd life's a beach

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    The easier to take care of ones are nice. But they can be a lot of work between the fruit fly cultures and stuff. But for the most part, once you get the tanks setup they tank care of themselves. I kept a few mantellas too, they're nice but too shy.
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    I would do it in brackish, I had one many years ago with archers, monos and green spotted puffers. :) You could put mangroves in it as well.
     
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    Winy I had 3 green spotted puffers and one killed the other two. Did you have more than one?
     
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    puffers are mean :p even the lil pea puffers, everytime i try to get some they end up killing eachother
     
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    At the LFS they had about a dozen of them all together so I thought maybe it was just me. :(
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    I had 2 in a 55 gallon tube tank and they did great together, as mentioned though puffers are aggressive and will fight with each other, on occasion.
     
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    Winy you had two in your tube tank? I thought those were only in style in the early 80's. :mrgreen:
     
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    winyfrog Yep!

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    Yea its in storage!! lol :D I'm going to turn it into a vivarium.
     
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    what exactly is a tube tank? Is it kinda like a tube top:shock::mrgreen:
     
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