Here are some pictures of my new rack that I am starting to put together . Itís a Sams
club 48Ē wide chrome rack . I only needed three of the five shelfs that came with it , and
I didnít use the wheels . I have one dual 55 watt AHS CF lights hung under each shelf . so
far I have 3 20 Highs done. The other20 H Iím using a temp tank for some Pumilios
they will go into two of these tanks when they are finished being planted and settled in .
then Iíll do that tank up too . I have a bunch of plants and broms ordered that hopefully get here soon .
Since four tanks will not fit on each shelf ( its a few inches short because of the framing on the tanks and the shalf uprights ) , I think I'll put two on each shelf , that will leave just enough space for two 20 H's and one 18x18x24 on each . In the future maybe a couple exo terras who knows ?
The lights , I bolted the reflectors and lights to a piece of wood and hung them up witha
couple screw eyes . and bolted the ballasts to the back
a quick and easy shade , I drilled a couple holes , threaded a small piece of chainthrough and crimped the ends together for a hinge .
The top vents , I just drilled a few holes in the top glass and siliconed some stainless screen
over the holes .
The bottom is plexi glass , and vents are made the same way but weldbonded instead of
Heres a couple pictures of the back grounds . Handi-foam ,cocoa fiber ,cork and tree fern
fiber , nothing exciting just simple easy backgrounds . I wasn't going to use coco huts but the one Pum in the temp tank uses it alot , he just stands on top of it and surveys the tank waiting for food . so I thought I would give it a try in a couple others .
Here's a pic with the glass in place on one , I donít know if Iím going with glass or plexi
? I'm going to try the plexiglass while they are growing in without the frogs in them and
see if they warp bad or not then decide . glass - plexi .
For those wondering whats in the little plastic containers Heres a couple pictures of the
new inhabitants , Cristobals from Marcus and Valentina at SNDF . The others didnít want their pictures taken so I didnít want to bother
them . Iíll post them when I get em .
I really hope this guy is a male to match my female !!
Antone hereís the N. "Guinea" you asked about and Reins pride . They are some Awesome broms man . The pums have just started to explore the N.Guinea latley hopefully they "put it to use " soon .
Check out how fast the green-purple plant ( it was marked purple jew when I bought it )
on the left has grown in the below two pictures . Almost a half foot in three weeks . The one in the lower right didn't make it though .
heres a couple new jewel orchids I got
This guy clamed this tank allready !
More when I get them planted . Thanks for looking .