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Old 05-15-2008, 07:13 PM
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I've been working on this for the past several months when I've had time on the weekends... Its a 45 gallon AGA tank... Originally It was going to be a paludarium of some sort, but one day i was bored and got a new idea (go figure) so I made it into this sloping tank with a little pond area under the water feature, I like it a lot better and It'll provide more area for the frogs to walk on...

I decided to make it a half leaf-litter, half moss kinda thing too... as I like the benefits of the leaf litter but I like the look of the moss, so i went for both

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right side close up- pilea, BJ moss and my little cave/overhang thing that i made


right side from inside the tank


brom on the right side, has started to really color up since I got it


left side, the moss is java


left side from inside the tank


pond area and the little cave under the waterfall


It still needs a lot of work, I'm going to be changing the pump/filter system. I think im going to pull out the brom near the water feature, it was a pup from a home depot brom I had and it isnt exactly growing the way I was hoping. I think im going to put a nice big brom right in the center on the background in that empty spot, anyone have any suggestions? Also, I think the lights are a little intense for the pilea, but we'll see how that pans out.

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Old 05-15-2008, 07:25 PM
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Nice looking tank, Tom! Is this one for those azureus? Are they big as a house yet?
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:36 PM
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thanks!
Its not final yet, but I think this one is going to be for the Galacts I'm waiting on... I have a 20L that I think the Azureus are going to end up in (they're in a 15 now) but they are doing great! I took them in and gave a little presentation to my mom's 7th grade science class. They were such good sports, didnt seem to mind all the little kids practically nose-up to the glass. (they did get little feedings for all 5 of the presentations though, so i cant imagine them being upset :wink: ) The kids absolutely loved them though.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:39 PM
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Neat!
I like the multilevels, the caves are a great idea and I like the multilevel/sloping-ness of it
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that is very nice, I especially like the waterfall, How did you get the java to establish (spray it everyday?) Personally I would cover the background with vines/broms.
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The waterfall is actually 3 pieces of wood all kinda stuck together, and the way the water travels through it and kinda wicks around... the java moss was just able to grow by itself. When I started it, I wasnt home during the week, so it only got misted on the weekends. The stuff on slope there was able to keep moist from the splatter of the waterfall too.

As for the background, I have some creeping fig in there, but it doesnt seem like it wants to climb up. Ive been thinking about getting some Dischidia from SVT and mounting it on the background
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Very nice, I too am a fan of the waterfall. I can see where you would like the plants up the back wall, but it certainly doesn't look bad the way it is.
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What did you use for the background?
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Looks awesome. I love the idea, brings in the best of both worlds instead of doing an all out paludarium.


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Old 05-16-2008, 03:55 AM
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What did you use for the background?
the normal great stuff, silicone and coconut fiber method
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Old 05-16-2008, 06:15 AM
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Cool thanks. That's what I thought, but I've never seen a vivarium in person much less have my own.
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awesome! i really like the waterfall thing and the little cave. itll look even better with galacts in it! what morph are you getting?
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sweet setup!!! :shock:
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pretty nice,love the water feature.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:06 PM
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thanks guys, the water feature is actually a lot cooler in person too. The pictures dont really show it, but there is water pretty much flowing over the whole surface area of the wood, its just that one spot where it actually kind of separates and pours out.

Adam, I'm probably getting some 75% orange galacts
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awesome! thats my favorite morph of galacts
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