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Old 01-08-2006, 02:09 AM
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Few vivarium pics I posted on OB.... don't feel like posting again, so here's the link.

CLICK HERE For All the pictures Warning to dial-up users.


teaser pic ;-)



EDIT: OOPS...Sorry for posting in the wrong forum category, feel free to move this post.
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Old 01-08-2006, 02:23 AM
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Two things:

First, I think this is a much more representative/better pic for those who don't want to browse the OB post:


Second, I noticed that you had TONS of nozzles (did I count nine?). What advantages do you see to this?

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Marty is the Mist King and has the supplies so why not use 9 nozzles?
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Thatís possibly the max # of mist heads for the pump. I believe Marty told me you could run around 8 off of his small pump.

Super nice viv Marty! Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:26 AM
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Yeah, a little overkill maybe. I like this tank to be very moist though. Everything grows like crazy there. It's connected to a rack with 10 x 30gal tanks. All are connected to a larger pump, running around 50 nozzles in total.


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Super nice viv Marty! Thanks for the pictures.
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Nice tank Marty,

Do you use any media in that canister filter? Iím going to power the waterfall in my new viv with an old Fluval 103. Iím not planning on using any media inside the filter as the intake will be prefiltered by a large area of window screen.
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Yes, I use peat pebbles and some amonia remover. I'm prefiltering a little too, through a tupperware with tiny holes and through all the pea gravel.


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Do you use any media in that canister filter? Iím going to power the waterfall in my new viv with an old Fluval 103. Iím not planning on using any media inside the filter as the intake will be prefiltered by a large area of window screen.
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Wow! I must say, truly inspiring! How big is that tank (sorry if I missed it somewhere)?
That thing really makes me want to make another tank! I just need some access to some great plants like those in Canada.
Excellent work!
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That pretty red Home Depot plant you lost the tag of is a variety of Hypoestes - varies from white to pink to red with variations in the amount of speckling too. I think the common name is something like polka dot plant - but that could count for so many things... Looks like it had Pilea "Moon Valley" growing above it too, another Home Depot goody. Both plants will require pinching to keep them from getting super leggy.
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Wow, That looks like a jungle in there. Looks Great!
How long has it been set up?

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[quote="Marty"]Yeah, a little overkill maybe. I like this tank to be very moist though. Everything grows like crazy there. It's connected to a rack with 10 x 30gal tanks. All are connected to a larger pump, running around 50 nozzles in total.


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NIce marty, this is the same tank you had before correct, but if I remember you had to tear it down. It has a different look than before but again looks amazing.
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Marty,

How many mist heads would you suggest for a viv that has the footprint of a 20 long but is 30Ē high?
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Old 01-08-2006, 04:21 PM
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Kyle, yes that was the same tank.

I had to tear it down once when I moved to a new house. That really hurt, as the tank was perfectly established and humming along beautifully,

Then in the new house, I got the tank going again, but somhow I got millipedes in it...Probably from some potted plant I bought. I dreaded ripping everything out as it took me forever to do the background and run all the lines, cables in the background...I didn't want to mess with it, but I had hundreds of millipedes inside.. I managed to kill those and slugs too!!! Here's the post, explaining my millipede war. I think finally I got stuff under control.....but, now I have tiny little aquatic snails, the size of a pin head...ARGH!!!! I have never seen those before, but I think I might just let those live.

Chris: As for the misting suggestion, it all depends on how planted your tank is, what kind of plants you have and how humid/wet you want the tank to be. Typically, you don't want to mist 100% of your tank. This one, I'm misting heavily, because I want this one to be a bit more lush, but in a few months, I'll dry it out a bit. Even though it has 8 nozzles now, there are 2 spots where nozzles are not pointed, I have some less moisture tolerant plants growing there that benefit just from lite overspray. Plus, if you want a spot to get a bit more moisture, just point the nozzle to it ;-)

There is also a drip wall on that tank and a little waterfall, but that's not very visible on still pictures.


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You are to damn good at this stuff Marty! That tank is unbelievable.
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