I am posting the build of my 29 gal viv that is still getting tweaked. Its mostly built, but still have some questions, and I am hoping for some good suggestions. First I'll post the pictures and what I have done so far in the build. Also I just want to thank the community on dendroboard for all the help and ideas that you have provided me and many others. I would never have been able to build any viv without this forum. THANK YOU ALL!
Heres the start!
Laid down a layer of silicon, followed by great stuff
I used a combination of different wood, including cork, mopany, cyprus, and treefern. I cover the greatstuff with more silicon and cocofiber and moss.
One cool thing I found were the black triangles you see.(the pictures are upside down, the triangles are on the bottom). I used them as transitions from water area to land. I got them at Ace Hardware and they were made to go into gutters, and were fairly cheap. I then used hydroballs, and eggcrate/screen to create my drainage layer. For the substrate I used ABG mix and mixed in some leaf litter. I also added some orchid moss I found at lowes that was still green and growing.
I also have a water fall in the center. I just used a power head I had and covered it in gravel and ran the tubbing behind the wood. Is working well, and is easily accessed if I need to. I have found that simple waterfalls are usually better.
I will upload some New pictures tonight with some cutting I have planted and I added more leaf litter. Everything is growing nicely so far, but I haven't added any frogs yet, because I still have concerns. First is I am using a screen top at the moment, but would like to make a plastic or glass top in order to keep humidity higher. This then also raises another concern which is ventilation. I have looked at some of the other posts on the forum dealing with this issue, but wanted to see if anyone had any suggesting for this type tank. Do I need 2 fans, one blowing fresh air in and one blowing out, or just 1? Another question I have is which type of dart would do best in here. I have made sure there are plenty of hides, and vertical space. Ground space seems ok, but the water fall does take up alot of room. Thank you all in advance for your help.