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  1. Parts & Construction
    Hi all, So, I am trying to build a terrarium out of a gigantic armoire I acquired through Facebook Marketplace. Its interior space is a little less than 5.5ft x 4ft x 2ft. It is quite large, and so I know that some traditional rules of terrarium maintenance / health will not apply and that I...
  2. General Discussion
    I've been working on a couple of vivariums (a vertical 20L and 29 horizontal) and through building these , I've been learning a lot from mistakes and exploring a lot of different things. As a note, I'm going to post a small build log of the 29G soon as I've done some interesting things to the...
  3. Parts & Construction
    Hello everyone, I'm getting ready to buy a new 18x18x24 exo Terra and I would like to try a different method for background construction instead of the usual GS. I was looking around, and a clay background seems very interesting because you can sculpt it just the way you want. I read you can use...
  4. Parts & Construction
    Hello, Has any one ever mixed hydroton or a similar material into their substrate before placing on their false bottom? Good, bad, or negligible? Thanks, JA
  5. Parts & Construction
    Hi, Just getting into the dart frog scene here. been lurking for a month now. I'm finally about to begin my first vivarium (29g wide). bought all kinds of stuff and it's time. let me tell you, there are so many options/accessories/techniques it makes my head spin (background, substrate...
  6. Parts & Construction
    I've been looking on the packs of cat litter (in the UK). Checking out the 'value'/cheaper brands or unbranded as I've read it's recommended to do, to find 100% clay. If only it was that straight forward. *sigh* Some don't have any ingredients listed, while other list one ingredient (that's a...
  7. Parts & Construction
    Once I get my new dart viv going I am not sure what substrate toget. I've got about 5'' to work with and it's a 20(h)x20(w)x32(l). I am doing the clay balls on the bottom for circulation and wanted some kind of soil mixture for the plants. Any reccomendations?
  8. Clay tree

    Clay tree

    Clay tree 10g vert
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    Clay tree

    Clay tree 10g vert
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    Clay tree

    Clay tree 10g vert
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    Clay tree

    Clay tree 10g vert
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    Clay tree

    Clay tree 10g vert
  13. Parts & Construction
    Greetings all, I thought I'd share my 2nd build. It's a 29 gallon tank with a clay background and water feature. Explanations/captions will be above the corresponding photos. Having had aquariums for the vast majority of my life I'm a bit old school and still use Under Gravel Filters (UGF...
  14. Parts & Construction
    Hi all, I've been lurking here for a while, reading up on how to put together a viv. A couple weeks ago I finally settled on putting together something for my grey tree frogs and set to work on building a 29 gallon setup with a clay back wall. Putting it all together was pretty easy, but my...
  15. Plants
    I'm in the early stages of planning out a future paludarium project. The back wall and one side of the tank will be drip walls that will be fed with filtered water from the aquarium section. Eventually, I'd like the drip walls to be entirely covered with mosses and ferns. In my experience...
  16. Parts & Construction
    Hi everyone. :) Just wanted to share some pics of my Viv that I'm in the process of creating. To start it's a 24" cube that I designed. I've been building these for a while now testing out the design and materials to make sure they hold up over time. Now that the kit is 99% refined I...
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