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Old 08-18-2013, 04:44 PM
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For ventilation there is a front metal wire mesh under the front doors and 2 in top of the viv for natural air circulation.
There are also 2 ventilators for extra circulation but when using it the humidity drops. The 2 vents are not necessary but I can use them for extra warming.
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Could you provide some more detailed information on how the lower vent was made? How high the vent is off the bottom and how large the upper vents are as well?

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Old 08-30-2013, 02:03 AM
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Raf,

I would love to see what the ceiling looks like. Like what you are attaching the vines to, how big the vents in the top are. Any pictures of up top?
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:40 AM
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Could you provide some more detailed information on how the lower vent was made? How high the vent is off the bottom and how large the upper vents are as well?
The viv is an almost perfect copy of the european style viv as seen on this thread.

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I would love to see what the ceiling looks like. Like what you are attaching the vines to, how big the vents in the top are. Any pictures of up top?
I'll see if I can make some pictures from the vent system to make it a bit more clear.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:04 AM
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You are my hero! I'm going to attempt to do this in my next build( on a smaller scale lol) Genius!
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:44 PM
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can someone help me understand how he sticks the dirt to the wires to make it look like natural roots?
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Raf beautiful viv! Im so impressed by it all. Is there anyway you could tell me if this would work for a crested gecko tank. I love the idea of homemaking the decor and would like to make some vines for my tanks. I can't seem to find the compaktuna anywhere, ive heard something called black silicon will work the same does anyone know if thats true. And if so after the vines are made and finished with the peat or eco dirt does it need an outer coating or a sealant? Thank you everyone for your time.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:11 PM
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Just get some 100% silicon make a batch of abg mix.. Put the silicon on whatever you want to look natural and rub the abg on top. Pretty simple..
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:51 AM
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To make the vines see here.
You can also use this for the background.
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I covered the pipes and rope twice with the compaktuna-peat mixture (mix compaktuna with water and peat). afterwards I covered the uncovered parts with sealant and sprinkle with peat.

Dimensions are 185cm (72")L x 50cm (19,7")D x 100cm (40")H
Wow this is incredible! You may have answered this in a previous post but I wasn't sure. What do you use to adhere/glue the peat with to the pipes and rope?
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:35 PM
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Little bit busy at the moment but here's a quick update:

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Old 02-10-2014, 07:31 AM
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WOW! That is looking great!
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:26 AM
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That's a true jungle right there! Amazing. The frogs are probably really healthy and happy in such a huge tank.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:37 PM
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yep this is cool.
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Could i ask how things are planted i know the broms can be planted into most things, but how are the ferns, climbers etc.. planted are they in hidden pots with ABG mix or some other way?

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One of the best backgrounds I have ever seen definitely

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Hey could anyone tell me why none of the pictures in this thread will load for me thanks.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:34 AM
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Hi,

My webhost changed his domain address but unfortunately I can't edit my previous posts. I already asked dendroboard to let me change my posts but they can't.
I'll reconstruct the first pages with updated links asap.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:36 AM
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Could i ask how things are planted i know the broms can be planted into most things, but how are the ferns, climbers etc.. planted are they in hidden pots with ABG mix or some other way?
Sorry I missed this post.
The plants are pinned to the background. I didn't used any hidden pots or soil.
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:07 AM
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The old links to the photos are broken.
The first post:

I used heated pvc pipes with prolypropylene rope.



I covered it with a compaktuna(/flevopol)-and peat-mixture. I finished with sealant and peat.



I made the background in pieces and afterwards I placed it in the vivarium .

The corners were made with Polyurethane foam and finished the same way as the pvc/rope.



After drying a few weeks I could begin planting the vivarium.




Result so far:





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Old 07-11-2014, 07:11 AM
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If anyone would like to see other broken photos please let me know and I'll repost with updated link.
I'm really sorry that the links are broken.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:20 AM
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I'd like to see how it's now your beautiful viv and some pics of its inhabitants.
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Yes Raf could you post those other pics. I really want to get this down correctly! thanks sooooo much.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:45 AM
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The liana making:

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I made a new liana today and took some pics making them:

I start inserting a screw thread into the rope so I can attach it to the ventilationgrid.

I start detailing the rope with smaller ropes till I get the desired liana. The smaller rope is glued to the big one:



More detailing:




The rope is covered with the sealant:


Once the rope is (partially) covered the peat is pressed onto it:



This liana is made the same way:


A couple of lianas combined:



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what exactly do you mean by sealant. is that the silicon and thinner mixture?
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Old 08-16-2014, 09:49 PM
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what exactly do you mean by sealant. is that the silicon and thinner mixture?
Silicon

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Gorgeous! It really looks that you have in your home a jungle glimpse!
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So when did you move to the jungle???


That slice of rainforest is beautiful and a true work of art. You should be very proud to be its owner and creator. Thank you for all the inspiration your build has given all of us!

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Great use of lighting here! This creates a convincing impression of depth.
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Love this tank
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Hey Raf,

Nice to see you here on this forum! This tank just keep getting better and better, very very very nice man!
You should post an update on the Belgium forum as well

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This is completely awesome, like i am in the middle of the jungle!
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Hey Raf not sure if you've stated this already but what are you using for lights? The depth you're getting from them is outstanding!


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6 x T5 and 3 raptor solar 50W.
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This is one the best tanks I've ever seen. You are very talented and patient. Super inspirational! Thank You
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What is the white rope stuff your using?
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polypropylene rope. You can find it at almost any DIY shop.
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can you explain "raptor solar 50W"??
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For some,reason all of the pics are missing, I was really hoping to get to see this lol
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