> I dont know what the tecnical term is, but I have a questio
> about the tank setup style where you have a tank half water and
There are two terms that I know of: Paludarium or Aqua-terrarium
>I think that thats great and all, but it seems like a gla
> cleaning nightmare! How do you keep a white evapooration line o
> the front of the glass? Do you have to scrub it off every day o
It would depend on how hard your water is. In the case of my
Paludarium, (now in operation for almost 4 years) I find that
scrubbing the glass weekly along with a water changes and normal
tank maintenance takes care of most of it.
Eventually, enough scale does build up that I drop the water level
very low every 4 months or so and let the glass at the water level
dry. Then I use a Jungle product called "Lime Off" to clean off
the scale. I am very careful not to let the liquid drip into the
water, but the directions say that it is non-toxic once dry, and
that has been my experience with it. It does a good job of
removing the scale, (although it takes some "elbow grease" as
well!<g>) and has never harmed any of the fish in the tank,
several of whom are still original inhabitants.
Aquatic Gardeners Assoc.