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Started the build on 2/7/2021
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24x18x18 Carolina Custom Cage
Supplies for build NEHerp, Josh's Frogs, Amazon
Fans from Tropical Breeze , Vents from Amazon
Lighting Hyggar Programable Aquarium Led Light
Plants from Glass box Tropicals, NEHerp, local Garden Center and Amazon
Clean up crews raised in house originally purchased from Josh's and NEHerp
Ideas and techniques from all of above listed sources and of course here. I am taking pictures and will update as the build proceds. Open to any and all suggestions. Hopefully the occupants will be Phyllobates vittatus.
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Started the build on 2/7/2021
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24x18x18 Carolina Custom Cage
Supplies for build NEHerp, Josh's Frogs, Amazon
Fans from Tropical Breeze , Vents from Amazon
Lighting Hyggar Programable Aquarium Led Light
Plants from Glass box Tropicals, NEHerp, local Garden Center and Amazon
Clean up crews raised in house originally purchased from Josh's and NEHerp
Ideas and techniques from all of above listed sources and of course here. I am taking pictures and will update as the build proceds. Open to any and all suggestions. Hopefully the occupants will be Phyllobates vittatus. View attachment 297578 View attachment 297577
 

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Started by making a plexi top to replace the full screen top that came with it. Then i removed the rear and side glass( nice part about this tank is you assemble it) Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Gas

Then i proceeded to tape off the edges that slide into the groves of the frame assembly, once that was done i silconed the 2 sides and the rear glass and allowed to cure.
Next i started to layout the rear panel Hood Rectangle Wood Floor Flooring
Rectangle Wood Flooring Floor Gas
Black Wood Road surface Asphalt Tints and shades
Gesture Sleeve Art Wood Road surface
Yellow Rectangle Asphalt Road surface Floor

Hood Road surface Rectangle Wood Asphalt

I silconed the cork bark pieces in place and gorilla glued the cork bark tube to the large flat and allowed it all to cure. I then attached another tube to the left side glass
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Then i installed the panels back in to check how it looks
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Next was to work on the back panel and add the GS and background mix
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Wood Bedrock Artifact Road surface Trunk

What to do with the bottom opening?
Wood Art Trunk Sculpture Rock

I decided to screen it in, I'm adding plant cups at the top and this will allow water to drain down into the substrate from the net pots above
Water Architecture Wood Tree Tints and shades

Food Hood Wood Bumper Cuisine

Waiting on some Ghost wood and plants to be delivered so i played around with plant placement with some i already have for this build
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One suggestion with the plant placement. The pink plant in the background looks like a Cryptanthus. They prefer the jungle floor rather then the arboreal setting. You could place it in the background though. I’ve done it but it’s not as red as most Cryptanthus are. Yet again you’re just messing around with the placement so keep on going.
 

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Thanks i was going to fill that tube with ABG before planting it but like you said just figuring out the placement still. Got my order from GBT with more plants and GW so looking forward to getting that going
 

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HOw are the doors on those Carolina Custom Cages for fruit fly escape? And overall how's the material/build quality of their terrariums?
 

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They are very well built and assembling is stright forward and easy. The gap is close on doors but might be a issue with FF's but something i can easily address if that proves to be an issue.
 

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Hello, this seems like a good tank except for one thing - the plexiglass top. It will warp very easily in humid conditions, and is a lot more expensive then glass. most local hardware stores can get you glass and cut it for $3. Glass is cheaper, won’t warp, and is overall better (IMO)
 
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