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Re: paludarium question
Ivo Busko posted:
> I recently put together a 20 gal aquarium configured as a
> paludarium in my living room. It holds plants and a single betta
> male fish. Due to the temperature difference between the room and
> the interior of the paludarium, the glass tends to fog very easily.
> The obvious solution, which is to raise the room temperature to above
> the temperature inside the paludarium, is out of question, since this
> would require to keep the heater on over my entire house at 80F from
> October to April ($$$$).
I had a 44 gallon pentagon tank set up as a paludarium for a while, and had
the same problem. For the benefit of the anoles in the tank (so theyd get
more direct UV light), I replaced half of the top with a commercial screen,
sold for a 20 gallon lizard tank. It also eliminated the fogging problem.
I probably lost a fair amount of heat, but then one strip light was sitting
right on top of the screen... there's presumably a trade-off.