I've been working on a few new vivariums lately. The first one is actually a Zoo-Med 12"x12"x18":
This is going to house a pair of Panamanian G&B auratus. The construction is grout over foam with a drip-wall, and false bottom. I've also incorporated some of my earlier clay experiments in this tank. The bromeliads at the top left are actually pressed into clay. Of the two Episcia
on the top tier, the one on the left is in my usual substrate mix and the one on the right is growing in clay. The bottom right is a false rock that covers the pump for the drip wall.
This is an Exo-Terra 18" cube:
This tank will house my two male Azureus. The tree trunk is from a Cupaniopsis anacardioides
or "Carrotwood tree". This tropical (invasive plant here in FL) hardwood tree should last for quite a few years in the high humidity of a vivarium. The bottom 3" of the trunk, and all cuts are coated with epoxy to slow decomposition. The bottom is 1" of hydroton, covered with screen, and then substrate for the plants and 2" of leaf litter (mixed oak). The plant in the back left is Hoffmania bullata
, left front Ruellia makoyana
, on the left side of the tree trunk Monstera dubia
, the right side of the tree trunk is a Marcgravia sp.
, and in the right front is a small division of Calathea makoyana
Finally, this is an Exo-Terra 18"x18"x24":
This is home to my male Crested Gecko. The "tree" is cork bark, and the gannoderma conks are made from Great Stuff foam (painted with acrylic paints). The bottom is hydroton, with screen, substrate, and covered with a layer of leaf litter (Auracaria sp.
). There are a few Bulbophyllum sp.
mounted in the tree, and on the ground is a Plocoglottis acuminata
in the right rear, and a Scindapsus pictus
in the foreground.
I'll have at least one more to post in the next week....