Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:56 am Post subject: What is the name of this type of aquascaping?
I have been going through various photos recently across flickr and other photo sharing sites where people are doing this type of aquascaping.
Some plants are kept below water and some are above water. Even i can see aquatic plants which usually grows under water has grown out of water..
I am confused thinking about how these plants adopted? Can aquatic plants take air both inside and outside water?
Here are some photos:
Remember discussing something similar with Pavan and Umesh couple of weeks back. I have started liking this and planning to start something this weekend probably with something small. Any input for anyone who experienced the same would be great.
Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:09 am Post subject: Re: What is the name of this type of aquascaping?
In a paludarium, part of the aquarium is underwater, and part is above water. Substrate is built up so that some "land" regions are raised above the waterline, and the tank is filled with water only part way. This allows plants, such as Cyperus alternifolius and Spathiphyllum wallisii, as well as various Anubias and some bromeliads, to grow emersed, with their roots underwater but their tops in the air, as well as completely submersed. In some configurations, plants that float on the surface of the water, such as Eichhornia crassipes and Pistia stratiotes, can be displayed to full advantage. Unlike other aquarium setups, paludariums are particularly well-suited to keeping amphibians.
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