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Old 04-04-2018, 01:48 AM
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Hello working on a rebuild of an exoterra tank. I choose to use the titebond and peat method for this tank. Let me know. I have not mounted the large fake root structure yet still deciding how I want it. It takes a lot is space up. Should I leave it or remove?
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:37 AM
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Looks good!
I too used Titebond method for my back and sides on this build here
http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...-lot-pics.html

Depending on what frogs you get I would base my decision on using the roots.
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:27 AM
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Looks good!

I too used Titebond method for my back and sides on this build here

http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...-lot-pics.html



Depending on what frogs you get I would base my decision on using the roots.


Iím not sure any frogs are going in. Lol I was thinking a green tree python but not sure. Your build looks great


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Iím not sure any frogs are going in. Lol I was thinking a green tree python but not sure. Your build looks great


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I think you will be fine with the roots in if you're doing green tree python.
They mostly stay in one spot coiled up.
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:59 AM
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:45 PM
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Looks like the swamps of Dagobah, and that's not an insult....lol

I'd load it with Spanish moss and epiphytes and call it a day.
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Looks like the swamps of Dagobah, and that's not an insult....lol



I'd load it with Spanish moss and epiphytes and call it a day.


Thanks..I think.
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Old 04-16-2018, 02:01 AM
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Finally adding substrate and adding finishing touches with vines. To many vines? Thoughts opinions?


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Old 04-17-2018, 04:55 AM
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The background looks really nice. I don't think the root structure took up too much room at all, I think it's a really cool addition, and it will provide some nice hiding spots for the frogs. Doing roots is something that I'd like to practice more, even if it's just ropes covered in silicone and peat. How did you do the large roots? I'm guessing the plastic and heat method?
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That is an excellent background. Must have taken some time to make. Lots of plant mounting space. What are your plans for the bottom of the enclosure?
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The background looks really nice. I don't think the root structure took up too much room at all, I think it's a really cool addition, and it will provide some nice hiding spots for the frogs. Doing roots is something that I'd like to practice more, even if it's just ropes covered in silicone and peat. How did you do the large roots? I'm guessing the plastic and heat method?


Actually I took plastic coated wire and roughed in shape using the corner of a box to hold the structure up. Then I applied GS foam to the wire a little bit at a time. I then carved and reformed until I got the shape I wanted.


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That is an excellent background. Must have taken some time to make. Lots of plant mounting space. What are your plans for the bottom of the enclosure?


It def took about 2 weeks. I am thinking some pillow moss some violets and maybe some kind of alocicia?? Sp?


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Old 04-17-2018, 06:33 PM
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Iím going to paint the sides and front lower section of the glass with a matte black acrylic paint. Iím hoping moss will start on the spagum moss I have silicones all over


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I think it looked better without the Sphagnum moss, but I assume you'll be planting in that??

The roots look great. Not to be mean, but you aren't really breaking the mold of the normal routine of build here which is why you might not be getting the responses/praise you are looking for.

That, or you are doing such a great job, nobody has anything to say...

Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:54 PM
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Thanks itís ok I took most of my plans from other past builds on here. The moss is to jump start live moss but I agree with you it looked better prior.


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So after struggling with how to top this off with a lid yet get unobstructed light in I decided to cut out the t brace on the stock exo terra lid. I then had 1/4 inch acrylic cut and glued to the frame minus the cross braces. Weíll see how it hold I have a spare top. I have a rapid led light on the way. I went ahead and seeded moss slurry and planted some preliminary broms. Iíll post pics of the lid when the gorilla glue dries.


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Mistaking system next. My idea is to cut some large holes for stainless screen to pump some kind of heat into the tank at some point. This is in my basement where the temp stays around 68.


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Old 04-19-2018, 01:28 AM
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I have many more plants in the grow room just trying to get a feel.


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Old 04-21-2018, 05:29 AM
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Very very cool vivarium for sure! I also really love the roots you did. Haven''t seen many builds with that, very unique! I like the different levels in the viv too, the low moss part, lots of ledges. Are you planning on introducing any other plants or marcgravia for the background or something? Also, what are you using for light? Oh, and do you have any particular frogs you plan to introduce to it eventually?

Love it, looking forward to future updates!
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Iíll post some updated pics soon. I have a massive order from Andy orchids on the way


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Quite a nice build! Can't go wrong with Andy's, looking forward to the plant updates.
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Here is a pic just showing growth.





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Here is a pic of one of my two viv fans, and some various other shots.








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I may have missed it but what kind are those bright red broms you have?
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I got all the broms from eBay. I think they were called fireball nor


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Finally adding substrate and adding finishing touches with vines. To many vines? Thoughts opinions?


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No I think the vines look great! I personally love vivs with alot of vines, how did you make them?
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I used nylon rope covered in silicon and then dipped in peat moss


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That's a beautiful orchid bloom! What variety is it?
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Hi rodzuf, very nice setup!

It seems your lighting is on top, as all the red colors on your broms is still there.
Which brand is that, or self-build?

Do you suck air out with your fans or blow it in? I still can't decide what would be best.
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