12" X 12" X 18" Planted Viv - Page 8 - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #106 of 132 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 08:04 AM
Algae Grower
 
compnerd7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Diego -ish
Posts: 5
Nice vivys! I have 3 myself, 2 have poison frogs in them, the other has Tree Frogs / a juvenile Terrapin / Guppies in it. If I had your giant 480, I would breed some serious amounts of my Ranitomeya imitator tarapoto poison frogs in there! You could house multiple species of Ranitomeya in there I bet, with out them inner breeding.
compnerd7 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #107 of 132 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,718
Where did you see that I have a 480-gallon tank. Boy I wish I had an enclosure that big--I can think of a few things I would put in it--but I would need to move into a more spacious home. I already have way too many setups in our little house.

I'm sure I would get thoroughly reamed out by the dart frog people if I were to mix species. Mixing frogs is generally regarded as for "experts only", or for zoos, or fools.


Last edited by hydrophyte; 08-24-2012 at 08:50 PM. Reason: spelling
hydrophyte is offline  
post #108 of 132 (permalink) Old 09-06-2012, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,718
The little epiphytic ferns are growing in nicely.



I'll try to get a shot of the whole enclosure tonight. I need to tidy it up a bit.
hydrophyte is offline  
post #109 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,718
The P. paradoxica and the plants are still growing well and today I got a few pictures.

hydrophyte is offline  
post #110 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,718
Plants are growing in nicely too.

hydrophyte is offline  
post #111 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,718
Here's a shot of the whole thing...



I monkeyed with the terrestrial area a bit more and I'm happy with it now. I added bright red fallen maple leaves and they make an excellent contrast with the green foliage and black background...

hydrophyte is offline  
post #112 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 01:15 AM
Returning. Videotapes.
 
crazydaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Hendersonville, TN
Posts: 1,386
Send a message via Skype™ to crazydaz
That's sick Bro. Absolutely, 100%, mind-boggingly sick, Devin.

I know that you said that you have mini-orchids and you had mentioned the name of the fern in a previous post.....can you show the names of these species on the Manzy in the photo, please?

Standing ovation worthy!!
crazydaz is offline  
post #113 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,718
Thanks Don. I will try to make a picture with the plant names Photoshopped on top.

This setup is very easy to take care of. I just turn the lights on and mist it once per day. The mantis gets one small dubia roach nymph every night.
hydrophyte is offline  
post #114 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 02:19 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
@marko@'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: livingston, nj
Posts: 5,695
that is a very nice looking terrarium bro. love it.
@marko@ is offline  
post #115 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 02:43 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Zefrik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Posts: 1,026
I really would like to to set up something like this someday. Really cool!
Zefrik is offline  
post #116 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 03:30 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,718
Hey thanks you guys!
hydrophyte is offline  
post #117 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 04:57 AM
ShrimpRetirement
 
speedie408's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Central Cali
Posts: 8,313
Absolutely LOVE how it's turning out bro.

And that mantis is just wicked looking!
speedie408 is offline  
post #118 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,718
Hey thanks Nick!

Here is one more mantis shot.

hydrophyte is offline  
post #119 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 06:07 AM
Wannabe Guru
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,571
Holy Mantodea!!!
SpecGrrl is offline  
post #120 of 132 (permalink) Old 10-20-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 9,718
Here's that same shot of the mantis cropped for more detail.

hydrophyte is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome