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Old 11-20-2008, 02:50 AM
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As of now, no plants (there sure will be though) 45 watts of cfl 6500k lighting, The branch is oak that has been debarked and boiled and the substrate is a 50/50 mix of Aquasoil Amazonia and coco bedding. I might ad some pdf's later, but might just get a 24x24x18 exo terra (this tank was used as practice) but if I did get some frogs for this tank, which kind should I get that would appreciate the vertical design?
I will be adding some ferns, broms and some Ficus pumila Quercifolia that hopefully will cover the wall and some taiwan moss and anubias nana 'petite'. I will probably be getting a mister.

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looks goods, if you do add plants i would go with a stronger bulb thoug
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:52 AM
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looks goods, if you do add plants i would go with a stronger bulb thoug
45 watts isn't enough? How many would you suggest?

It's planted:

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That's looking pretty.
Be sure to keep the ficus roots moist--they'll tend to dry out quickly, especially the plants mounted on the back. The thin cocoa layer on foam doesn't contribute much to the plant health.
If you have enough, I would lay several ficus strands on the floor substrate near the back wall (and keep that moist, too); they'll get established there more easily, and once the base plants are strong and well rooted, they'll send vines up the wall and eventually cover it.
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If I know my plants, and I don't, that should look very cool when it grows in. You have the eye of a planted tank guy. Interesting.

P.S. Add a couple Broms.
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what kind of substrate are you using?
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If you add a couple bromeliads, a pair of Ranitomeya ventrimaculata would work very well in that tank.
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That's looking pretty.
Be sure to keep the ficus roots moist--they'll tend to dry out quickly, especially the plants mounted on the back. The thin cocoa layer on foam doesn't contribute much to the plant health.
If you have enough, I would lay several ficus strands on the floor substrate near the back wall (and keep that moist, too); they'll get established there more easily, and once the base plants are strong and well rooted, they'll send vines up the wall and eventually cover it.
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You have the eye of a planted tank guy.
How'd you know?
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coco bedding mixed with Aqua Soil
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If you add a couple bromeliads, a pair of Ranitomeya ventrimaculata would work very well in that tank.
Yes I was planning on adding some broms. Thanks for the suggestion
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:22 AM
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I made a new hood, so I know have 54 watts total. It's noticeably brighter.
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Cool and mysterious. How long does the for the fog to dissipate?
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Cool and mysterious. How long does the for the fog to dissipate?
Maybe 45 seconds to a minute
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Cool mini viv in the giant wine glass! I have some stuff like that planned too!
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Cool mini viv in the giant wine glass! I have some stuff like that planned too!
Thanks

Will adding a recirculating fan inside the viv have any benefits?
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:32 AM
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Does anyone have any recommendations for ferns and broms? Are there any small reddish broms? How about small ferns that stay short?
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My suggestion is neither fern nor brom, but the much underused Philodendron Mini Red Empress. It lives high on my walls, warm and rather dry in medium light, shiny sharp leaves with touches of red in the new growth, makes a nice tight clump, nondemanding.


I know Spring Valley Tropicals carries it for one.
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That's a very cool plant, but I was wanting a brom to hold water and a green fern to grow on the ground, which is damp. Would that plant grow in damp soil? I really like it
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Black Rabbit's Foot is a cool common fern. I'm using it in my new tank, along with ET fern and an oil fern. Here's a link to my thread: http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...o-planted.html

As for broms - a good small, red one would be N. fireball, which I'm also using in my tank.

Your tank looks awesome - great job!
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for some reason, i'm really liking your viv just the way it is. maybe a brom and 1 other...2 TOPS...keep it simple and see how it grows out. I bet it could win awards.; very simple and elegant. gonna grow out so pretty! i have no doubt

...got an updated pic? it's been just over a week!
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for some reason, i'm really liking your viv just the way it is. maybe a brom and 1 other...2 TOPS...keep it simple and see how it grows out. I bet it could win awards.; very simple and elegant. gonna grow out so pretty! i have no doubt

...got an updated pic? it's been just over a week!
Thanks. I'll get a new pic in a minute. Or maybe I'll wait until monday/tuesday when I get my new camera in the mail
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Thanks. I'll get a new pic in a minute. Or maybe I'll wait until monday/tuesday when I get my new camera in the mail
you're joking i trust?

the correct answer is "brb. getting pics. also have a new camera coming, so more pics then too"

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you're joking i trust?

the correct answer is "brb. getting pics. also have a new camera coming, so more pics then too"

tap tap tap...
lol. It'll be here tomorrow
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Did you use the same aquasoil/coco bedding substrate to cover the background as well? Looks like it came out very nice-did you silicone it on the GS, mix with concrete binder, or just stick the material on the foam as it dried?
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Did you use the same aquasoil/coco bedding substrate to cover the background as well? Looks like it came out very nice-did you silicone it on the GS, mix with concrete binder, or just stick the material on the foam as it dried?
No aquasoil on the wall, just coir. And yes, I did silicone it with brown GE silicone II
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:53 AM
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The new camera came today.

Experimenting with it's macro:


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dayum! nice. those plants are so nice they look fake.
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Looks great, i love oak leaf creeping fig!
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Grats on the new tank, it looks really good. What kind of camera did you get? the pics look great
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Grats on the new tank, it looks really good. What kind of camera did you get? the pics look great
thanks. It's just a sony cybershot w130
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Old 12-15-2008, 12:50 AM
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The mistking system has been ordered
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I think it looks great the way it it too. This is a great set up if you plan to use this tank as a breeder. Just put a breeding site and hiding spaces and your sure to get eggs.
Great wok tho, keep it up.
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What kind of moss is this? I'm looking for something to drape off some wood as well, but if it needs to be constantly misted it probably wouldn't work for me.
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What kind of moss is this? I'm looking for something to drape off some wood as well, but if it needs to be constantly misted it probably wouldn't work for me.
It'sa mixture of taiwan and singapore moss. The singapore moss is an aquatic moss but is actually quite hardy even emersed



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that is some fast growing moss
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that is some fast growing moss
Yeah, it's great!
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Love the viv. Your moss is growing unbelievably fast!

Sorry to stray away from the viv for a minute, but the wine glass viv caught my attention and I cant get it out of my head for some reason! I dont know why, but I think it's the coolest little thing! Maybe i'll have to grow some riccia or something in one.
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The mistking system came and Marty gave me an extra nozzle and tubing cutter, tubing valve and a 90 degree angle, not to mention I qualified for the free digital timer I don't remember ordering expedited shipping either. I am very impressed with the product and I can't wait to set it up!
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I tested the misting system and it's awesome! The mist is super fine.
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awesome man, wicked progress on it..plans for another?
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