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  1. Parts & Construction
    Hi all, I am about to start my first naturalistic vivarium build, and I think I've got all the basic concepts down by now. Only one real question... I want to make a half land, half water setup with a drip wall. When you install a pump for a waterfall or drip wall, do you use a pump and a...
  2. Parts & Construction
    Hi everyone- A few years ago I built a naturalistic paludarium in my 73 gal bow tank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9XYfiuZ-Lw It was quite successful for a time, but after about a year the whole system collapsed. I think perhaps the ovation filter was underpowered and possibly there was...
  3. 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...
  4. Parts & Construction
    Hi all, I'm new to dart frogs and am going to attempt a fluval edge build. I have read about a few people who have given up but I'm not giving up on this one. Having built may vivariums for high humidity reptiles in the past I've learnt that where there is a will there is a way :). Anyway I...
  5. Parts & Construction
    Hey Everyone, Been searching for a RO filter system to use with my mistking but most of the threads I have found are several years old or don't have many suggestions. What are some of you using and would you recommend the filter. I am looking to spend between 100 - 150 if possible and don't...
  6. Beginner Discussion
    I'm new to viv building and am currently building one using the hydro balls method. However, I would like to build a viv that has a waterfall. My main question is: Do you need a water filter? I'm thinking of creating a egg crate filter that covers the sub pump which will be located in the corner...
  7. Parts & Construction
    Hi guys I'm about to build a tank for a groupd of Phelsuma Klemmeri. The tank dimesnsions are 60x40x80cm It is an E.N.T. Terrarium with a false bottom in place. It has a small resevoir at the the front of the tank. I am wanting to have a waterfall in the tank from the top corner to the bottom...
  8. Parts & Construction
    Hi everybody, my friend tryed building his first vivarium, and covered the pumps tubing, and cord with "Great Stuff", and now that he planted it and everything, he put water in, and the pump works, but after a while, starts giving alot less flow, because the substrate clogs it up a little. He...
  9. Parts & Construction
    Hey Everyone, I am using an eheim 2211 canister filter on my 18x18x24 exo terra. Sadly I didn't drill the tank when I built it but instead ran pcv from the bottom to top to carry the filter tubes. So I now have the filters input tube running from the filter up and over the top of the tank and...
  10. Parts & Construction
    Hey, I am building my first tank, thread found here http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/parts-construction/85311-first-build-18x18x24-exo-terra-waterfall-complete-guide.html and am trying to decide what external pump / filter to purchase. Needs: 1. External 2. Be able to pull water up and out...
  11. Member's Frogs & Vivariums
    Here's the setup: 29 gal tank False bottom Canister filter Tree fern drip walls (no water feature) Marineland double bright LED strip (24") No standing water in tank except for condensation, water collected in leaf litter and plants (I might add a continuous mister in the near future) Do you...
  12. Parts & Construction
    Hey guys, I need a timer for my upcoming/ half done viv, but it would be nice to use on my huge red tail boa cage im making soon as well.... WHat im looking to have timed: 1 plug for daylight lighting ~ 12 hours per day 1 plug for moonlight ~ 12 hours per day 1 plug for fan ~ 5 mins every...
  13. Beginner Discussion
    Hello, I am new to building paludariums/vivariums/terrariums and need help with ideas for the setup of the tank. I will be housing two fire belly toads that enjoy the water more than land and also dont enjoy to climb. I have read a little on a false bottom but am not entirely sure if I should...
  14. Beginner Discussion
    I have an exo-terra repticlear f250 filter on backorder. Can anyone tell me the physical dimensions of the unit? Thanks so much!
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