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How do you filter a Paludarium Tank?

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How do you filter a Paludarium Tank?

Postby dizzcat » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:31 pm

I am going to be moving my 20 gallon community planted tank to my old 30 gallon soon. I would love to make it into a sort of Paludarium. These are the tanks that are half in and half out of water. My plan is to fill it about 3/4th of the way then have tree roots coming out of the water and putting regular vine plants going into it, their roots.

This is what I mean: ... 120708.jpg

My question is, how would you filter a tank like this? All I have are HOB filters and when you take the water level down 20-30% they stop working. Anyone have any ideas? I don't want to go with a sponge filter because I will be putting all my fish in there and need something to pull the crap out.

Thanks guys!
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Postby fihsboy » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:14 am

I would personally use a canister filter. It would take up the least amount of room for your application. They make filters that go in your tank.....but in my opinion would be too bulky to get the natural look your going for. I would use the Ehiem ECCO. Its small efficient and it would work great.

Heres your other option. ... 2580000000

Im just a reef tank i dont know a whole lot about those.....but I do know you want to keep it as natural as possible. Thats most of our goals with creating a biotope. :)
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