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Old 05-28-2013, 05:22 AM
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Hi all,

I found a ZooMed and its light hood on Craigslist for a little bit of nothing and thought, hey, why not! Mostly I wanted an excuse to try out the JungleDawn LEDs.

Can't wait to see how stuff does!











I haven't planted the bottom yet. I'll take better pics once all that's down. =)

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Old 05-28-2013, 05:40 AM
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That's pretty sweet. You mention mini, so what are the dimensions? 12 x 12 x 18 in?
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:16 AM
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Nice!
I love the lushness, very good use of space.
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THAT is the initial planting?! :O
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Looks great!

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You just had all those plants lying around?! It looks great!

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You just had all those plants lying around?! It looks great!

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Haha, well, I may have purchased a plant or two... Some I'd had kicking around from my previous build, but others came from Mike at Glass Box Tropicals or were cuttings my local gardening store was nice enough to let me take. The guy even brought me the scissors himself!

The moss came in on some greenhouse pots and I'm not sure if it will thrive or not. I may take it out and rewrap that branch in an epiphytic fern or something.

Thanks for the compliments! I really can't wait to see how everything does in here. Lots and lots of gesneriads too. Maybe eventually I'll get some flowers!

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Great little set up!

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Looks good!
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Thank you! =)

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Looks good! I have a 12x12x18 build pending that I hope turns out as nice as this!
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Looks fun!
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Thanks so much, everyone. =)

Sorry Asad, I missed your question earlier. Yes, it's a 12x12x18.

Speaking of its size, I don't know that I'll ever put frogs in this -- it seems too small for the reticulatus I have on order from UE in September, and there aren't enough broms in it to make imitators happy. (Not yet...)

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Thanks so much, everyone. =)

Sorry Asad, I missed your question earlier. Yes, it's a 12x12x18.

Speaking of its size, I don't know that I'll ever put frogs in this -- it seems too small for the reticulatus I have on order from UE in September, and there aren't enough broms in it to make imitators happy. (Not yet...)

Thoughts?

Best,
Ash
Thanks for clarifying. Again, this is a really pretty tank and I bet you could find some frogs for it because it is so well planted.
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Thanks so much, everyone. =)

Sorry Asad, I missed your question earlier. Yes, it's a 12x12x18.

Speaking of its size, I don't know that I'll ever put frogs in this -- it seems too small for the reticulatus I have on order from UE in September, and there aren't enough broms in it to make imitators happy. (Not yet...)

Thoughts?

Best,
Ash
I think imitator would do fine in that tank! Even as is, but they'd like it even more if you added another bromeliad or a few film cans (which would ruin the aesthetic. I only have two bromeliads in one of my imitator tanks, and I have FOUR tadpoles with front legs in a morph out from them. I have 4 bromeliads in with my other imitators, and they have 1 tadpole in the closest bromeliad. What can you do? They all have "personalities."
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I think imitator would do fine in that tank! Even as is, but they'd like it even more if you added another bromeliad or a few film cans (which would ruin the aesthetic. I only have two bromeliads in one of my imitator tanks, and I have FOUR tadpoles with front legs in a morph out from them. I have 4 bromeliads in with my other imitators, and they have 1 tadpole in the closest bromeliad. What can you do? They all have "personalities."
Imitators can be such jerks! Haha!

I could easily fit one or two tad-friendly broms in this tank if I take out some of the rabbit's foot fern. I know I've overplanted it anyway. Oh no, what a dilemma... =)

Any brom suggestions? Something small with a nice rosette, and maybe not green since there's so much of that in the tank already? Any thoughts?

I do plan to add another Red Waif brom up toward the top of the tank somewhere, below the other two. Having just the two is making my eye twitch.

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An update!

I may move the paradrymonia from between these two broms, but we'll see...


This tiny prismatocarpa loves putting out little yellow flowers:


Probably my favorite peperomia ever:


Manuran's mystery vine (Solanum sp.) courtesy of eyeviper here on the boards. Thank you!


The whole tank:


Do y'all think any thumbnails would be happy in this, or should I just leave it as a small display tank? Thoughts?

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(Apologies also for the pictures. My girlfriend was nice enough to take them with her phone in absence of a good camera.)
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Toss in some film cans and any thumbs will love it!
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Toss in some film cans and any thumbs will love it!
Oh I think I can manage that... =) Any suggestions as to the species I should have inhabit this tank? The leaf litter is pretty thick, but the broms are rather small and more for decoration.

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Ranitomeya sirensis Highland or imitator Varadero, for me. Very colorful tank, congrats!
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Ranitomeya sirensis Highland or imitator Varadero, for me. Very colorful tank, congrats!
Both excellent suggestions! And thank you very much. =)
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I took a few pictures last night with a new camera!







Added one more little brom. Couldn't resist:


Think I'll let this grow in for a while and see what happens. =)

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An update!

I may move the paradrymonia from between these two broms, but we'll see...


This tiny prismatocarpa loves putting out little yellow flowers:


Probably my favorite peperomia ever:


Manuran's mystery vine (Solanum sp.) courtesy of eyeviper here on the boards. Thank you!


The whole tank:


Do y'all think any thumbnails would be happy in this, or should I just leave it as a small display tank? Thoughts?

Best,
Ash

(Apologies also for the pictures. My girlfriend was nice enough to take them with her phone in absence of a good camera.)

Hi ash, stunning viv!

Quick question though... What is the little round leafed plant at the very top centre of the last photo?

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Hi ash, stunning viv!

Quick question though... What is the little round leafed plant at the very top centre of the last photo?

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Hi Dar! If you mean the one mounted with a toothpick, that's just peperomia prostrata. =)

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Ah yeah, that's the fellow! Will go have a look for some!

You should put a nice pair of vanzos in there


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