Thanks Bill! That's probably the "Ultimate" compliment that I've received, but let's not forget: this tank is far from done. So, I have PLENTY of time to screw things up!!
If the bottom fills in nicely, and I can get some good growth on top of at least a FEW of the things Mack sent to me, I will be pleased. Far from knowing any of that though, yet! I don't have your know-how when it comes to the terrestrial side of things.
I suppose that I could put a tree python in there and tie a leash around it so it couldn't get out! heh heh. I do have animals in there that can't easily escape already, come to think of it, Bill....the fish!
Izabella--what are you talking about? You have several pretty kick ass systems at your place to curl up next to. What's more is that you actually made your own tank....I wouldn't have the know-how to start something like that, nor the guts to try! Well-done to you! Though, if you want to read, I probably have plenty of that for you!
Actually, my wife and I are making that into a reading room. We are planning on getting matching black or mahogany colored bookcases for either side of the aquarium, along with a few matching chairs and a few reading lamps. Should be nice. We'll see!
Marko....I'll try to keep that in mind, bro. Mack gets first dibs on everything, though. Let's not get ahead of ourselves....but I am interested in setting up a trade with you, though! PM me! And I'm sure that an iguana would end up killing everything thing, just by the sheer amount of crap coming from his bowels. That's some nasty stuff!
Chrisinator....thank you! I hope that I can get them to flower, along with the orchids! They are easy to take care of...almost idiot proof. I would recommend that you get a few to try. You just mount them to some wood or stone and spray them with a spring water/RO water (I use cheap spring drinking water) with a tiny pinch of ammonia-free fertilizer every two or three days. They seems to be doing well with that, so far.
However, if you get Spanish Moss (I have Usneoides 'circulato'"), you may have to mist every other day if you keep in in dry conditions.
Most of these plants die from over-watering, so make sure that they can dry out. In a vivarium, the humidity may be so high that you wouldn't probably need to water them hardly, if at all!
The really nice thing about these species are that they are all pretty inexpensive, too! That's always nice!