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Old 01-11-2017, 10:18 AM
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Hey,
I planned this project a while ago...

Size 36x18x24 (90x45x60)

I will update the progress..
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:42 PM
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Got some nice pieces..
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Old 01-13-2017, 07:43 PM
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looks like its gonna be a good build
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:09 PM
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looks like its gonna be a good build

I hope so... I was in Ecuador and got really nice inspirations....

Also I am planning to get a good light and a MistKing misting System with tow double nozzles.
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That is a great size, looking forward to the progress!
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Nice pieces of wood... really like the variety of shapes

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Old 01-16-2017, 04:06 PM
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Hey,
I'm choosing the LED light from a German company. They produce highly customizable LED fixtures for aquarium and terrarium..
You can choose between different Kelvin ratings for three LED strips... I choose:

4500K
5500k
6500k

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Old 01-31-2017, 08:37 PM
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Hey
I finally got everything build together!
Today my light fixture arrived now I can take some better pictures...





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Really natural look. Can't wait to see the progress
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Old 02-04-2017, 05:03 PM
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Looks fantastic. Would you please describe how you made the background?

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Old 02-05-2017, 01:00 PM
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Looks fantastic. Would you please describe how you made the background?



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Hey,

First I use a primer on the glass to ensure that everything will stays in place safely. I'm not a fan of the black silicon method.



Next I used foam to generate some structure but I didn't want the background to be the focal point.

Than I used Elastupor (comparable with silicon but better) + peat to cover everything.

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Old 02-07-2017, 03:28 PM
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Hey,

Got the first plants!
Bromeliads coming tomorrow..hopefully.

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Old 02-09-2017, 06:53 PM
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Looking good.. how did u mount the broms?

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Old 02-09-2017, 07:07 PM
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Looking good.. how did u mount the broms?

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Just stick them into the foam. For the wood I used coco fiber rope.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:52 PM
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Nice marcgravia


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how much was your lighting system?
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how much was your lighting system?

310
There are so many different options u can pay a lot more..or less
https://www.ledaquaristik.de/epages/...Shops/64355316
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Hey,

The orchids in the tank are doing really well. They already got new leaves.

Im not sure if this is a Pleurothallis grobyi?
What do you think?


Restrepia striata


I'm getting three more orchids soon...
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Those are nice sized orchids the looks great. Did you build a false bottom? Id bail on the Exo screen top and just use glass, those screens get rusty and block light
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Those are nice sized orchids the looks great. Did you build a false bottom? Id bail on the Exo screen top and just use glass, those screens get rusty and block light
Hey,
I build a false bottom with a drain.
Yes I already thought about just removing the screen and silicon the glass into the exo terra top.
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Old 02-13-2017, 11:14 PM
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Im not sure if this is a Pleurothallis grobyi?
What do you think?
Doesn't look like it to me
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Doesn't look like it to me
Thanks for your help.

I did some research.. it's Pleurothallis niveo-globula. The vendor sent me the wrong plant lol.....
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Nice work. I love seeing people's new vivs and ideas.
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Ae the orchids wrapped in moss and stuck in the wood or is there substrate as well? It seems orchids are doing well
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That's going to look great when everything grows in! I love the spacious look so far!
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Ae the orchids wrapped in moss and stuck in the wood or is there substrate as well? It seems orchids are doing well


Hey,
I just used a little bit moss and mounted the orchid on top/or stuck it into the wood. Too much moss can stay really wet and cause the orchid to rot... In my experience.
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Very nice! I'm anxious to see how the plants do over time with that light. Please keep us updated.






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Hey,

The inhabitants finally arrived in their new home.
I got 6 dendrobates auratus "panama" and they look very happy running around eating the micro fauna .

Here is another update... everything is still alive and growing well. And I got more orchids..it's like an addiction.. but now I don't touch the tank anymore.

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This is a gorgeous setup!
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Really like how this looks....
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I really liked how this turned out. Great build.
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This looks great! Any chance of a plant list?
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I know I said I wouldn't touch it..

Update:


I also bought a tc420 controller for full day circle simulation - sunrise,day,sunset,moonlight.
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I also bought a tc420 controller for full day circle simulation - sunrise,day,sunset,moonlight.
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