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  1. Beginner Discussion
    Apologize if this a dumb question, I searched the forums and could not find a concrete answer, and seems to be varying information elsewhere on viv construction. Is too much drainage in a vivarium bad? I understand humidity needs to be maintained (via regular/automatic misting) but seems like...
  2. Parts & Construction
    Okay, I've looked all over, but can't figure this out. I like the idea of making a corner pond for drainage and aesthetic, but I do not understand how to go about constructing one. I've seen "slope the false bottom" but that's it. What do you do with your substrate, or substrate barrier? is...
  3. New Members Introductions
    Hi all, I am a new member and I am building my first vivarium. I will construct this vivarium using a 36x18x18 Exoterra terrarium. I am presently debating which poison dart frog morph the vivarium will house. I have many questions, but I really want to know if water circulation is better for a...
  4. Beginner Discussion
    I have noticed that quite a few setups have holes drilled into the glass of their viviariums so they can drain them. Is this necessary? Is water buildup an issue usually? Also would an aquarium heater in the drainage layer help reduce this from happening? I assume it would speed up evaporation...
  5. Parts & Construction
    Hello everyone! I am creating a vivarium out of my 12x12x18 Exo-Terra. I ordered "hydrogro" from Genesis Exotics and their site closed so I'm in the dark. I was expecting to get large balls of white colored clay/ However i got about 1/4-1/2 inch diameter odd-shaped clumps with some looking as if...
  6. Beginner Discussion
    Hello everyone, new guy here with a few silly questions. Firstly, I'd like to just say that reading through this forum has really taught me a lot and I've learned a great deal of new things. I'm hoping to construct a false bottom (egg crate / light diffuser method) in my 150 gallon tank. One...
  7. Beginner Discussion
    Hey everyone! I'm in the "planning" and "purchasing" phase of my first build. I'll be converting a 28 gallon (estimated) hexagon aquarium into a dart frog vivarium. As for my background, I'm familiar with the care and lifestyle of fish and reptiles - and now I'm taking the dive into...
  8. Parts & Construction
    I'm in the process of my first build. I used way too much Great Stuff, but it turned out okay. I let it sit overnight and started cutting holes into the great stuff for plants and the inside is still gooey. My question is, should i coat the inside of the holes with silicone? With Great Stuff...
  9. Parts & Construction
    I want to convert a spare 40 gallon breeder tank I have into a vivarium. I've done a lot of research and am leaning towards the build suggested on BlackJungle.com . But I have a few questions I haven't found quite the right answers for. If I use a substrate divider to help recycle moisture do I...
  10. Parts & Construction
    Hey everyone at Dendroboard, Im new to this forum but have been working on a 40 gal viv and needed a few answers to questions i have been having. Misting/draingage. So i am going to have basically a small aquarium in the front that will be completely seperated from the substrate area. THe...
  11. Beginner Discussion
    I am working on planning my first viv, and was wondering if I should use a false bottom or hydroton clay. The viv will be in an Exo-Terra 18"x18"x24" terrarium. I plan on having a waterfall that is pumped through a tube that is hidden in the background, and then on down to either a small pool...
  12. General Discussion
    So I got a rack for Christmas and am building the tanks now. My question is....what kind of drainage system do you prefer? I will have a misting system set up but don't plan to totally drowning the tanks. 1) Plumbed Pipe System ( I was planning on using garden irrigation tubing but I have...
  13. Beginner Discussion
    I read through some of the other threads and it didn't seem totally clear to me whether or not Flourite or Florabase can be used as a drainage layer? I like the appearance and fertility of both, but since i'm not an avid aquarist, i've never used either. Seporatly, I'm also building a planted...
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