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Ok i will start with what already is done to the tank.


added the hydroton Clay balls from worm's way here in Missouri. added plantation soil, the sphagnum moss, and the oak leaves from saurian.net my hometown PDF hook-up.
 

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the temp is only at 71 +or- because of it sitting on a tile floor in the basement and no light on top of it yet, ordered on its way. building a stand as well.


view from a distance
 

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GES Assorted Gesneriad
$5.99 x 1​
$5.99
VEL Tillandsia velutina
$3.99 x 1​
$3.99
G-SMSV Seemania sylvatica
$7.99 x 1​
$7.99
B-PNF Begonia bipinnatifida - RARE!!!
$8.99 x 1​
$8.99
B-BSLMT Begonia soli-mutata "Sun Tan Begonia"
$5.99 x 1​
$5.99
Subtotal: $32.95

this will be the light on top.Exo Terra Compact Top Canopy Terrarium Lighting -PT2226

the misting system with dual nozzles from MIST KING Starter Misting System

these are the plants coming from black jungle next week as well.

Begonia soli-mutata "Sun Tan Begonia"
Begonia bipinnatifida - RARE!!!
Seemania sylvatica
Tillandsia velutina
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I am going to put 2 surinam cobalt's in this set up next friday.the temp is low IMO, but once the stand and lights are done it will raise for sure. any particular lights i should use? i have the flightless fly cultures going as well
 

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I had to get a piece of glass cut from Ace Hardware to replace the screen top that comes with it and silicone the glass on. also put screen behind where the ventilation intake is on the front of the tank to prevent the flies from escaping. also drilled a extra ventilation hole on the top glass with screen as well to get airflow inside the tank.
 

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Hi there,

Looking good :):)

My only concern is if you're getting the frogs Friday that doesn't leave you a lot of time to make sure you temperature stabilizes where you want it. Not sure if you plan on putting them in a different tank till this one cycles a bit but IMO you should. I am very jealous of your proximity to such good suppliers as I have to struggle to find stuff here in Cananda.

Other than that .... more pics please :)

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i will be getting the frogs next friday the 8th of july. if something crazy happens before then with the tank, my cousin who is also a member on here has 3 established tanks. he could make room for a bit since one is set up for tadpoles which are still 5days out of their egg sack.
 

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so my light came in today, the 1st pic is the temp before the light was added, has remained constant, but as i said it is on a cold tile floor until the stand is finished.


 

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the wire hanging is the exo terra temp monitor, it is always a 1/2 degree warmer than the combo meter that i have in the tank. this hygrometer is coming in the next few days:
so once i have this one up and going for a few days i will get rid of the white one in there now. My mistking order will be here tomorrow. I will post pics once it arrives and during the install.
 

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I started with 2 of the 26watt 6500k bulbs and man o mighty were they bright. I also bought 2 of the 20watt 6500k bulbs, which are just the right brightness. The temps have risen 2degrees since adding the lights, i will give it another hour or so and post pics of the new temps. depending on the final temp here will determine if i have to go to the 13watt since it won't be on the floor in a few days. the humidity has stayed at 99%. My question is will that change once i add the plants?
 

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With any planted glass box with minimal ventillation/circulation, the last thing you will need to worry about is humidity dropping to low. Even if the tank looks dry, there will always be microclimates around the tank with elevated humidity. Temperature is more important imo, and it seems you have it under wraps so far.

No background though?
 

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as far ahe background goes i was thinking of some type of fern/plant that would cover it like carpet. the tank came with some foam that was brown and it looked cheap IMO. suggestion/pics welcome for the background. i would also like to add some height to the tank, unsure how i want to achieve that, when the plants come next thursday that might help me make up my mind as well, sugestions/pics welcome for adding height to it. besides the front intake lets call it just beneath the glass doors i also drilled a hole on the top of the tank for added ventilation besides the whole drilled for the misting nozzles. i will add pics of the stand, new temps with/without the light being a factor since it is off the ground now for good, and pics of the MistKing system as well. keep the input coming.
 

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ok the MistKing order came today as well as the flukers hygrometer. So here is the eye candy until i get everything installed later tonight.


I am going to run a dual nozzle setup due to the height of the tank.
 

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i appreciate the thanks, although if it wasn't for my cousin member name chadfarmer i wouldn't know the 1st thing on what to and what not to buy. and the does and dont's that come with this hobby.
 
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