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Old 06-21-2011, 09:58 AM
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Hex tank was sitting around in my storage unit so I built this for my last reptile show. Focusing all free time to website and products I'm developing instead of shows. The 4x2x4 is one I've had for a long time, but it recently got infested with carrion flies that came in via a bad batch of crickets from a local store. They started breeding like mad in the plant detritus in the massive layer of broms I had let overgrow. I tried all kinds of things, but ended up just having to tear out ALL the old plants. Gave me the opportunity to try a new look for it.

And now what you all care about, the pictures!

Very basic build. Just foamed together some artificial rocks and used a proprietary polymer mixture and peat to cover the foam. Big waterfall in the front but it's hard to see in the pictures. Just a pump, no fancy filter, but I was trying to sell this and anything to keep the sticker price down. (Still sold it for less than the cost of materials, but nothing new about that.) These rock casts are a new batch that I'm just about done with perfecting and will have available for purchase, along with the polymer and everything else I'm working on, eventually. First few casts of this batch came out ok, but still working on getting the exact detail and method I want to use down before I begin large scale production.

Plants aren't anything amazing, but its what I had available at my quick disposal and I think some of these should look pretty neat since they have the room to grow out. Lighting is made up of 8 48" T5's and 2 36" T-5's. 6x67K 2x65K and 2xActinic (for color and blooming).
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:58 AM
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They look awesome!
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:49 PM
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Is that a gecko in the last picture? BTW, your tanks are AWESOME!!!
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:38 PM
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Yea its a mossy leaf tail gecko. Its one of the few critters I keep in there. I've got a stinkpot turtle in water with some fish, a mossy frog, a few local species of green tree frogs, a red walker, and a large brown pig nosed something or other I can't recall who lives in a hole in soil on the left. Everyone leaves each-other alone as they have plenty of room to move about.

I had a bunch of other things in this for a while but found that the mess was more than I felt like keeping up with so I sold them at the show.

I think the guy who bought the Hex wanted it for Red Eyed Tree Frogs.
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