First post, plant advice please.

GrowPod

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Hello, I have been lurking here a while and admiring all the tremendous posts.

I have ordered two Paludariums type aquariums from aquariums4life as pictured.

I am an experienced reef hobbyist from a few years ago and one tank will be rather ambitious it will be a mini lagoon reef with land for a fiddler crab (or some such). This will be a hi tech tank

The other will be a freshwater plated tank with a land section and waterfall, this will be a low tech tank.

Have you guys got any recommendations for plants to use in the freshwater Pal?

This is not a reef forum but I am struggling with suitable plants for the land section of the reef. I am thinking something like Yucca on a beech or succulents, if I go that route I will have to keep the land dry whereas I will mist the fresh one.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Thanks Matt,

I suspected my questions bout the land area are out of the remit of this forum, but your reply helps a lot for my underwater selections.
 

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Hi all,
suitable plants for the land section of the reef
You could try <"Ipomoea pes-caprae">, you might need to grow it from seed initially. If you want a Yucca type succulent, I'd suggest an Aloe sp. there are plenty of different sizes to choose from.
The other will be a freshwater plated tank with a land section and waterfall, this will be a low tech tank.
We have few members with these sort of set ups.

Have a look at <"Splash Tetra Paludarium">, <"Paludarium In the making">, <"Terrascaping (poison dart frog vivarium)"> and <"Poison dart frog build (pic heavy")>.

You could also have a look at @hydrophytes <"riparium"> posts.

The plants that you can grow is going to depend on how wet the the terrestrial section is.

cheers Darrel
 

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Thank you very much dw1305 for the effort you put into your reply with excellent links. The Bayhops you linked is a great idea, I have now modified my plan, both these pals will be freshwater and I am going to self build another long and not very high tank for the lagoon/beach as I think it will suit that setup better. And one can never have enough tanks (maintenance.........)

I am looking at misters and I thought they would be simple affairs with a tank of water and pump on a timer forcing water through a misting nozzle, but they seem expensive. I will probably use waterfalls for wetting the terrestrial sections.
 

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Hi all,
very much dw1305 for the effort you put into your reply with excellent links
I've been a member of UKAPS for a long time, and I have a pretty good memory, so I can usually think of the poster or thread, so it doesn't take long to find them.

I have to restrict the number of times that I look at
to avoid ending up both broke and homeless.

cheers Darrel
 

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Hi all, I've been a member of UKAPS for a long time, and I have a pretty good memory, so I can usually think of the poster or thread, so it doesn't take long to find them.

I have to restrict the number of times that I look at to avoid ending up both broke and homeless.

cheers Darrel
I have to avoid too much of them also, the wife would kill me if I had poisonous frogs in the house. Of course I could have them if I wanted as I definitely wear the trousers in my house.... and I know this because my wife told me so.
 

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