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Living wall?

Discussion in 'Aquascaping' started by JJ..Bequiet, May 16, 2011.

  1. JJ..Bequiet

    JJ..Bequiet Prolific Poster

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    My 180g tank has dwarfs our Tv and kind of make the living room look cluttered and junky, So I have agreed with my family to make my bedroom the family room and the storage room(smallest room in house) my room and to let me take over the living room for the tank.
    So I really want to use the room to its full potential. I got to thinking what about mounting a living wall on the wall behind/ above fish tank.

    I would like to make a framed box roughly 72" long x 24high and I was thinking would it be dangerous to my tank if I had a small pump on a timer taking tank water from my sump up to the top of living wall and tricking down into a reservoir pan that would have a pipe leading back to sump,

    tank will be ei dosed, frequent water changes, high light, pressurized co2.
    I cant think of any reason why this would not work.
    Anyone familiar with living walls have any input?

    example of living wall
    http://www.jetsongreen.com/images/old/6a00d8341c67ce53ef010537004168970c-500wi.jpg
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    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hi,

    It sounds great. You need to have enough water in the sump to compensate for the water flow as it cycles on and off. You also need to correctly size the pump so that it does not empty the sump. I think I would forgo the timer and let it run 24/7. One less component to worry about.

    That is a nice link.

    Keep us posted!
     
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    Gerryd Plant Guru Team
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    Hi JJ,

    I really like this idea and may steal a variation on it...hope you don't mind...

    I could build a simple frame and use silk/artificial plants to acheive a nice tropical maintenance free (mostly) look that is easily removable/changeable.

    This is great and thanks for posting!
     
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    Awesome, I can not take credit for the idea I think people can put the idea of a living wall to multiple applications.
    I think i am going to do 2 of them on the wall but no longer above the tank. i dont want to raise my lights that high or have the lights obstruct the plants on the wall.
     
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