Slope or Shelf

In this paludarium, the dry portion is built up and ascends out of the water. There are many ways to construct this. Styrofoam may be carved into the disired shape, and rocks or gravel can be glued onto the surface for a natural appearance. Alternatively, rocks may be stacked or glued together to provide a shelf, or a cement/sand mixture can be used to form a slope. These paludariums look very natural, but may be difficult to maintain and to construct. The rock shelf lends itself especially well to a waterfall.

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