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Old 07-18-2013, 05:24 AM
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Ok, so this isn't necessarily the biggest or most exciting, but it was my first attempt on a disgustingly tight budget... Most of it is plants and such I recycled out of my other terrariums... 10 gallon "horizontal" tank. Finally home to my Black Jeans... Sorry for the glass reflections... Cell phone was not being very cooperative with me for decent pics... Enjoy!

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Ok... It's only letting me upload one picture per post... Guess I am making two more posts under this thread to get the other pics up... Love my phone.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:26 AM
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A portion of the left side of the terrarium... Hard to get it to show right but there is a ridge up there that is mossy with bromeliads.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:29 AM
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And just for the heck of it, the big man himself surveying and apparently approving of his new abode.

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Time to finish up animal stuff before my older daughter makes her usual hour to hour waking and screaming at me throughout the night... Thank god for the darts LOL

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Looks good for such a tight budget
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Nice job on any budget!
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:30 AM
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Haha, thanks...

Recycled a 10 gallon I had, as well as some extra bromeliads I originally had no idea where to put... Had extra silicone, cocodirt, and moss was harvested, sterilized, quarantined, and cleaned off straight from the yard... Total investment was $4 for the can of great stuff... I have lots of extra aquariums from back in my fish keeping days... thank god for that, lol... Of all the hobbies to fall in love with on a shoestring budget. Couldn't have found this hobby before the kiddos I am working on another 10 gallon as well, but that is still in progress... Most of this is done in the dead of the night when my kiddos are asleep. I won't tell you about the comedy routine that occured during the kids' waking hours, haha... Thanks for the kudos, all! Hopefully will have another one to post photos of soon.

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What light are you using in that tank?
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Forgot to mention that one, heh...

"Recycled" 48 inch LED strips I have from some of my long aquariums I sold off... Vivs are currently on Bakers rack style racks side by side so I can have a couple of my vivs sharing the larger strips and get the benefit of the LEDs... So,far it's doing well for me.

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I personally love the tank, even if it was on a budget! I've been wanting to use live moss from my yard but don't want to bother digging it up during its dormancy period. Keep us updated on how long it stays green!

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Nice! Some of the best ones are the ones that are simple and inexpensive!
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