Welcome to the beautiful world of aquascaping! Today, we’re gonna work on this paludarium, which, by my humble opinion – and this is a very personal opinion – it’s the most exciting project of Green Aqua of 2019. Stay with us! This is a 90 centimeter cube. Well, I’m saying it’s a cube aquarium, but it’s not really. It’s a 90×90 base tank and… [Chiming sound] We don’t have time for this Tommy! [Tommy] And it’s 18! [Balazs] 18?! [Tommy] Yeah! I didn’t think, that this is gonna be so nice. The whole thing has started to be so exciting for me, that I can’t wait to plant it. I just cannot express, how excited I am to do this. I’m not gonna do it alone, though. I’m gonna do it with Tommy! Very extra! I’m prepared for Christmas now. Looks good! This is my ugly Christmas T-shirt for this year. It’s much better, than your usual T-shirts. No, let’s just keep it like that! Alright, before we move on, we have to explain to our viewers, what happened since the last episode. The water is flowing down on the glued pebbles. It looks like the water has washed away everything, so we need to plant some plants on both sides of that, to make it look more natural. And we’ve got the cold mist coming down in three places. And I couldn’t stop, so I just had to put some moss in there, because I wanted to see how it looks. We have a little pond, which is my favorite. So yeah, without further ado, let’s start working! Let’s start working! This is the pond that I was talking about. That’s completely by accident. We added some surface plants. [Tommy] We got this as a present from Jurijs. [Balazs] Phyllanthus fluitans, The water is divided into three parts. The first, 4×6 hose goes there. The big, 12×16 hose does the waterfall and then the third one comes, to fill up the pond. And actually the pond overflows onto the rock. Do we want to plant epiphyte plants in the tank? And then just leave the whole thing, or try to plant into the sand under the water, so we don’t have to drain the tank. We wouldn’t use any plants in the sand… I would put some Eleocharis or something like that. Okay, well we can try it. The sand is very thin. So I’m not even sure if they’re gonna stick into it. I started cleaning the plants. I started with the Anubias nana mini. And I’m gonna tie those to some little pebbles. Actually you will see all the plants in the description. I’ve started with Bucephalandra… …I don’t even know – Deep purple from Aquaflora. This plant looks quite ugly, in the in-vitro box. When it comes, it doesn’t look like a healthy plant, but don’t worry, it always comes like that. [Balazs] Let’s do a competition, so who does more in 5 minutes? He doesn’t like the idea. Look at his face! I can already tell, when Tommy doesn’t like something. It’s written all over Tommy’s face. [Tommy] I like to keep the different species separately. So I can make sure, that I use them all around the tank and not just in certain places. This is Bolbitis difformis from Aquaflora. Which I find very-very difficult to keep underwater. But on the other hand, it looks very-very nice in dry enviroments, in humid environments. It actually develops very quickly. I have it at home as well, in my vivarium, so I plan to use this, somewhere on the edge of the water and the dry parts. This is one positive thing about having a Multiple-Tank-Syndrome. I don’t know, if you know what that is. If you have a lot of tanks at home, you will be able, to reuse plants. Actually I’ve talked to Josh Sim and he told me, he has complete nursery tanks. So how was your vivarium at home, Tommy? Well, my biggest mistake was Hydrocotyle Verticillata. But I actually put it in the soil. And it basically covered my whole vivarium in a few months, or even weeks. After visiting ADA and seeing all the paludariums, I’m really thinking about just ditching the whole tank I have at the moment and build a vertical one. Or we can put some Marsilea in the sand and they will run away in the sand, it’s gonna be nice. [Balazs] I had enough of this … tying! I want this to be over! I want to start planting! So we’re gonna start planting the Bucephalandras. This is the Wavy leaf. This is the Bucephalandra red. And this is the Anubias pinto. I’m gonna probably put this somewhere in the middle, where I can see it better. We need a big plant, that will cover this side here. Tommy, can I leave the Bucephalandras at the top of the tank? Will they grow out of the tank? [Tommy] If their bottom is in the water, they’re gonna be fine. Or even if they’re in humid place, where the mist actually reaches them, they should be fine. [Balazs] So what did you want to do with the Bolbitis difformis? [Tommy] Just on the edge of the water. I kind of put all the plants in the back. So that I can not reach it. Good thing about planting these plants above the water is that you don’t have to care about them coming up. So you can actually just place them wherever you want and they’re gonna get some roots and just grow from there. Tommy has already started to plant the background. Make sure that we cover the little pipe! I’m just gonna start planting the Marsilea hirsuta in the foreground, in the sand actually. I’m hoping to be running away from the point. I’m gonna add them, following the line of the rocks. We also gonna have some carnivorous plants. They’re gonna help us out with the fruit flies, escaping from the dark frog vivarium. Hopefully. [Balazs] Oh cool! [Tommy] We have quite a lot! [Balazs] Yeah, I just found some fruit flies in the kitchen as well. So with terrestrial plants, I’m always taking off most of the soil they come in. But I always keep some of it. This way you can actually just put them on the soil and they’re gonna grow their roots straight. You don’t need to actually plant them. We have these two different types of orchids in-between the rocks. This is some kind of dwarf fern. This as well. [Balazs] And in the foreground, I am actually adding Staurogyne Repens. Then I think it’s gonna grow out of the water, because I’ve see that grow immersed as well. And you have a nice little green island there. This one, at least in Hungarian is called Spider fern. I guess you can see why. [Balazs] What kind of planting is that? You just threw them in! [Tommy] Yeah! Exactly! What kind of mess did you do there? Do your thing! Tommy! [Tommy] Yeah? What? Did I kill it? Let’s hope not… Put it back! You didn’t see this! So what is the biggest plant, that we have? Because here we actually need to put big plants. [Tommy] It’s actually this one. And… [Balazs] So like that? [Tommy] Also this one. But these can have even bigger leaves, than they do have now. [Balazs] We have a little bit of Riccardia here with me. And I’m just gonna take some of it and just place it on the rock. I would like to have a graduation, that comes down like this. As long as we’re at the lights! We’re using the same system, as we did, when this was a simple aquarium. The only change is, that we had one of the tubes replaced to a 2700k tube. So it’s quite yellowish, which looks very nice on the terrestrial plants. Did you see that – whatever you put here, I don’t know what kind of moss this is – [Balazs] Yes? It’s like blooming or happening… [Balazs] Can you not touch it please? Plants do not like poking! He keeps poking the plants! That’s not working! This is completely empty and this is completely empty. We would need… And this here! And all this is empty. [Balazs] Yeah, we will need to put something here. But… Tillandsia. [Tommy] No! No Tillandsia! So we need to do something… No Tillandsia, no bromeliads… It’s not that type of tank. No! [Balazs] What is this? [Tommy] That’s Fittonia, it needs soil. [Balazs] Okay! So what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna put terrestrial moss. Do we have terrestrial moss? Okay, so I found a rock, that was covered with moss outside, in the garden. It’s still terrestrial moss from anywhere. This is the advantage of working afterhours. Nobody’s gonna notice what we’re doing here. Okay, so actually Attila used up what we’ve had for order, for a client and now you’re stealing what he used up. Alright, so… What do you think? It’s much better, than I expected! That’s, that’s my… Is it? For me too, as well! Now I see that we have very-very limited space. So the aquarium itself is quite small for a project like this. Alright! So let us know in the comments, what you think about it! Tommy, once again, good job! I’m quite happy with what we did here. I hope that you guys are also happy. 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