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RE: Palladium/Vivarium *PICS* - need advice

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Posted by: Bighurt at Sat Feb 21 13:09:00 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Bighurt ]  
   

Honestly I think your water area is too large and too deep to make this a viable Paludarium, particularly in a 20H.

As far as land area goes, I think most stick between 25-50% of the enclosure floor space as land. Your's seams substantially smaller.

In regards to depth of the water Most stick to 1/3 of the height. Largely governed by the rule of thirds as far as aesthetics.

The only successful small size paludariums I've seen, have been devoid of terrestrial life, in other words the Fauna is all aquatic and the Flora is the only thing above water.

If i were to work off what you've started I would stick with small communal fish and create an open top paludarium, with more of a riparium feel.

Just my 2 cents.
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Jeremy Payne
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