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Old 01-24-2012, 05:54 AM
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Summersi time! I'm using another one of those cracked, 40 gallon Euro vivs I repaired for this. I'm going back to clay for this one and it might remain hand misted because Summersi like it a little drier. It's still been drilled for a mister and what I might do is put an inline valve on this one so I can take it out of the misting loop easily. What I'm picturing for this one is a washed out, old bank of a stream bed, all dried up now. The (old) water flow has washed away much of the dirt, leaving a bunch of exposed roots. The idea came from Tuckinrim8's viv http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...ont-build.html I'm not a great stuff artist though and my rough interpretation should be very different in the end. I'm better with natural materials.
I am going to skip a lot of the details that were already covered in my other threads. You can get all the details for things like drains, fans, repair of the crack, clay recipe, and all that stuff in this build. http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...orner-viv.html If you still don't see it, questions are always welcome.
Lets start with a shot of the drain and a back piece of eggcrate siliconed to the back of the viv. It will be a support for more eggcrate.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:56 AM
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:05 AM
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More eggcrate as a partial false bottom, loosly linked with tie wraps to 2 other pieces. This forms the eroded bank and the top of the bank. I'll need to make the bank easy enough to climb that my Summersi can feel comfortable using both upper and lower levels of ground as they are more of a terrestrial thumbnail.
This assembly was a tight fit so I'll have to do my screen a little different this time. I usually wrap the whole thing like a present but that's not going to fly this time. We'll come back to that tomorrow.
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And here is a little peek at what I'm trying for. I'm using some select pieces of ghost wood for the root work and some cork bark extending from it to be some dead tree trunks.
The vision here is that the trees have died and the bark is rotted away and washed off by the water. We will be taking scraps of cork bark and attaching them to the ghost wood to look like pieces that are still holding on.
I think that's about as far as we are getting tonight, friends!
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Nice roots.... good idea attaching cork on the wood. Looks really nice. I will copy that.
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This is going to be awesome! I can't wait to see how it turns out.
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The last ones were sweet will keep an eye on this one as well....
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your building them as fast as i am..... okay maybe not, but still impressive
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Wow Doug, this is gonna be awesome! Subscribed for sure... Why you gotta put my build to shame! haha I am loving the placement of your wood pieces as it looks just like the effect you are going for..

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Wow Doug, this is gonna be awesome! Subscribed for sure... Why you gotta put my build to shame! haha I am loving the placement of your wood pieces as it looks just like the effect you are going for..

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Old 01-24-2012, 05:06 PM
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I picked up my Summersi only a few days before Christmas. Christmas morning my wife had this under the tree for me! It's a watercolor she did herself.
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Hi Doug,

If you haven't figured out how you are going to finish your false bottom, may I make a suggestion. Lay your screen flat and then use rolled Sodium Bentonite like plumbers putty to seal the screen to the side of the tank. I has worked pretty well for me so far and it doesn't look bad.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:13 PM
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If you haven't figured out how you are going to finish your false bottom, may I make a suggestion. Lay your screen flat and then use rolled Sodium Bentonite like plumbers putty to seal the screen to the side of the tank. I has worked pretty well for me so far and it doesn't look bad.
Thanks Phender, I was going to do either that, or silicone it in place.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:23 PM
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Here are some of the cork bark and ghost wood assemblies.
For most of the ghost wood / cork bark combos, I glued them together with Gorilla glue. I filled in the hollow cork bark with great stuff to keep the froggies from spending all their time inside.
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I attached the screen as a single layer, on top of the eggcrate using nylon tie wraps. I opted to go with a bead of silicone around the edges to keep the Turface from leaking down into the bottom. The Turface has been placed into the bottom area, but not in the top yet.
Next, the root work was attached in. I used GE silicone 1 to attach the cork bark ends to the glass. You can see where I built up a small ledge on top of the bank to help hold back the upper layers of substrate and leaf litter.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:36 PM
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I sliced the back off of a piece of cork bark tube to give it a flat mounting surface and added it to the upper, back wall as a tree. I've combined it with a little bit of ghost wood to give it some dead branches.
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I added one more cork tree to the back and have begun "mudding" the viv.
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Progressing nicely. I've been increasing the thickness and adding some contours, trying to follow the root structure with the contours. You can see over on the left where I've taken some of the scraps that were removed frog the back side of the ghost wood branches, and added them back into the clay wall. It's getting difficult to get my hands back in between the branches, but I figured that the contours were going to look better if I did the mudding after the roots were installed.
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Bottom level is close to done. Ran out of clay! Going to have to mix up another batch before I can finish the top.
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Awesome work Doug! Can't wait to see your Summersi in there!
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Are you going to leave the top level open like that? That would look pretty cool and gives the look of aerial roots growing into a dirt bank. Leaves more room for planting too. Either way you go with it though, it looks awesome! Great idea shoving the branches into cork tubes!

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Are you going to leave the top level open like that? That would look pretty cool and gives the look of aerial roots growing into a dirt bank. Leaves more room for planting too. Either way you go with it though, it looks awesome! Great idea shoving the branches into cork tubes!

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From post 19: "Bottom level is close to done. Ran out of clay! Going to have to mix up another batch before I can finish the top."
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Are you going to leave the top level open like that? That would look pretty cool and gives the look of aerial roots growing into a dirt bank. Leaves more room for planting too. Either way you go with it though, it looks awesome! Great idea shoving the branches into cork tubes!

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Thanks Josh, I filled in the top with clay. I plan on running a lot of vines up and down the upper walls.
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A few pieces of bark glued back in here and there to help accentuate the weathering bark effect.
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From post 19: "Bottom level is close to done. Ran out of clay! Going to have to mix up another batch before I can finish the top."
I actually read this post but all I caught was "Bottom level is close to done. Ran out of clay!" woops! My bad! I'm flawed, i'm only human!

Nice build though Doug! Will look pretty cool planted up!
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I hope so! I got some wicked new ferns in from Jason DeSantes and I have still been holding back some of the neat stuff I got from Manuran and Bonnie Lorraine.
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I hope so! I got some wicked new ferns in from Jason DeSantes and I have still been holding back some of the neat stuff I got from Manuran and Bonnie Lorraine.
Ooooh oooh!!! I'd love to know what ya got!!
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Here's the ferns from Jason. I've fallen in love with Micrograma ferns.
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Very nice ferns Doug! You should scrape some of those spores off that lecanopteris and grow some from spore!
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I might have to wait for new growth to try that. I'm not sure if the spore could survive the bleach dip it's already been through.
By the way, the plants from Manuran, Bonnie Lorraine, and Davescrews have been showing up in my recent builds.
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The weathering bark effect with the small pieces glued on looks really good!
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Subscribed....but what does the clay do for the tank and its occupants?
That depends on how you made the clay. Normally, it might simply serve as a decorative background. It can be "friendly" towards mosses, allowing them to establish easily. Clay is also friendly towards microfauna.
In my recipe, however, I add calcium to the mix. This can provide an additional source of calcium picked up through bugs and also through direct contact with the frogs skin.
Recipe for clay walls here.
3 Quarts RedArt powdered clay
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1/4 to 1/2 cup Calcium Carbonate
Mix with water to proper consistancy. Keeping a firmer, dryer mix will result in less cracking.
This viv will also be using a calcium enhanced clay substrate. More information on clay substrates can be found in the following threads. Plus, the first thread contains my recipe.
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So how would I go about getting some of those awesome micrograma been looking for some! I see Jason but how would I get ahold of him? The build looks great by the way! Like the root structure!
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So how would I go about getting some of those awesome micrograma been looking for some! I see Jason but how would I get ahold of him? The build looks great by the way! Like the root structure!
Jason runs Tropical Plantz Tropical Plantz :: Ferns :: Epiphytic Ferns :: Microgramma Reptans Large
Bonnie Lorraine also offers some Micrograma from time to time. http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/mem...elorraine.html
Here are a couple I got from her--also an unidentified similar one. I acquired a large variety of smaller cuttings from her in a trade.
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So how would I go about getting some of those awesome micrograma been looking for some! I see Jason but how would I get ahold of him? The build looks great by the way! Like the root structure!
I got this similar looking species from Davescrews.
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Yes, it's been a while. I wanted to let the clay wall set up. I've been letting it partially dry a little at a time. Of course that causes cracking that has to be repaired but should make for a denser, longer lasting wall in the end, so I hope!

The rails for the doors have been removed because the simply don't hold on well enough. Silicone does not bond well to plastic and I wanted the sand the backs of them with coarse sandpaper. They scratches and grooves allow the silicone to stick much better. I also find that a clear silicone bonds much better than the black that was used. At the same time we have built the silicone door seal to keep the bugs in the viv. http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/par...-door-viv.html

I nice little snowstorm here in Colorado has us snowed in. I couldn't think of anything better to do that to finish this bad boy off! I've added the turface and my clay substrate recipe. Viv has been seeded with dwarf purple isopods, hundreds of dwarf white isopods, pink springtails, giant black tomocerus springtails, and hundreds to thousands of white temperate springtails. Planting is complete!
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And the people say, "Who cares?! Show us the frogs!!"
Fine. Take it away Frogboy!
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Okay I got some good shots of the release. Hope you like them!

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And they're off!
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