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Old 02-10-2007, 04:44 AM
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Moved into a new house a month or so ago, and in order to move the viv I had to do some revamping (taking out a lot of the larger rocks that were in there). Here's how it looked in October:

I let it sit in limbo for a few weeks as we got settled into the new house, but a week or two ago I finally put some effort into it and figured I would share a few pics. I put in some different rocks this time around trying to achieve more of a streamside edge look, drastically reduced the number of plant species, and made a water area that is much easier to remove tads from. Here's how it stands as of tonight:

From above (you can see the female 'Santa Isabel' checking out the waterline):

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Old 02-10-2007, 04:51 AM
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Sweet. Looks like you have Monstera siltepecana doing quite well in there. Nice work.
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Is that what it is? The closest ID I could manage was Monstera dubia, but the growth habit just didn't match. I think it's shaping up to be one of my favorite viv plants.

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Old 02-11-2007, 02:55 AM
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Wow that is one great viv!

Your frogs must love it!
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:31 PM
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Holy cow, very nice!

We need specs! How big is it? What did it look like when you first set it up? Does it have a false bottom?
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wow, thats nice
i like the little pond creek stream whatever you wanna call it thing going on in the front
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Thanks guys. Here is some more info:

The tank is a standard 20H and contains a trio of E. anthonyi 'SI.'

It was quite a bit different when I first set it up (check out the first pick). It had some large rocks and bits of wood and all sort of ferns and Saligenella and philodendron. Originally I had 3 Anthurium in there, but they were too big for the tank and everything looked out of place.

There is no false bottom. Behind the shoreline stones and pebbles is a layer of gravel to keep some of the loam/soil pockets above the water a bit, but even at it's deepest it's only a couple inches. For the most part it is stones and pockets of dirt and mangolia leaf litter. The back is just a couple tree fern panels with plants mounted on it using horticulturist wire (broms, creeping fig, Monstera, and Philodendron) and I plan on just letting them infest grow where they will (although the pic was taken after trimming a ton of creeping fig that was cascading down in front of everything else). Lighting consists of two 18 standard NO daylight flourescent bulbs.
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