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  1. Parts & Construction
    Hi guys, I had been planning all along on using a leca false bottom, but read some comments from Tihsho in another thread indicating it tends to wick too much and make things soggy. Do others have this experience? I also have some egg crate, probably enough to do a false bottom as well as...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. Parts & Construction
    I am going to slowly start building a 20g viv and I am seeing many ways to do the bottom. I don't plan on having a water feature so do I need a false bottom? If so how high should it be and should I use egg crate or hydroton. For substrate I plan to just use ABG so does that influence the bottom...
  5. Member's Frogs & Vivariums
    This tank all started with a hike in the woods. I was hiking with my girlfriend and we stumbled upon a Spring Peeper in some wetlands. Her and I were very excited and decided we would go home and put together a tank for him to live in. We temporarily housed him in a 5 gallon water bottle with...
  6. Beginner Discussion
    Ok, I'm almost ready to start my first build, just need more $$$. I have read up on just about everything I can think of for weeks now, and I have a few basic questions - 1) When put down the base layer (hydroton), then cover it with the substate divider (fiberglass screen), should water be...
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