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post #16 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 06:25 PM
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Do the gaps between those glass doors cause a substantial drop in humidity?

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post #17 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-11-2012, 06:59 PM
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Very nice! This is quire inspiring. Makes me want to convert one of my tanks now hahaha.

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Do the gaps between those glass doors cause a substantial drop in humidity?
Exo Terras come with screen tops, and a good deal of humidity escapes that way. People who keep dart frogs in Exo Terras usually retrofit them with tops that are more tightly sealed to maintain higher humidity. A bit of air does circulate through those gaps, but it is minor compared to the air flow through the screen top.

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Very nice! This is quire inspiring. Makes me want to convert one of my tanks now hahaha.

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Just let me know if you might like to try one of these out. The 12" X 12" and 18" X 18" Exo Terras are usually easy to find and not too expensive and the same is true for 20 High and 30 X High fish tanks.
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I got back to work on this thing again in the middle of the night.



I liked the one in my 37G viv a lot and decided to make one of these manzanita features designed to hang from the top for this one too.



I left the manzanita in my 37 bare, but I'm going to plant this one with mini orchids and ferns. I'll have to maintain very high humidity in the enclosure.
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Really, REALLY stunning! I love nosing through these threads. So very inspiring!!
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Really, REALLY stunning! I love nosing through these threads. So very inspiring!!
Thanks!

Here is the whole deal with the manzanita in the Exo.



I hope to plant it up and have more picture later today.
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post #22 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 03:43 AM Thread Starter
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I attached long-fibre sphagnum moss to some of the manzanita branches. I will plant the mini orchids and ferns right onto the moss. I used 4 lb. fishing line and it took me a couple hours wrapping around and around and around.

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Love the look with the moss on the manzanita.
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Thanks!

Here it is planted up.

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post #26 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 06:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks I have more pictures here too I just need to process them and post them up.
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More pictures pretty soon here...
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Looks great planted and I sure much better yet grown in.
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I'll try to post some pictures of the whole setup planted I just need to web-process them.
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post #30 of 132 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 07:41 PM
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