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post #76 of 105 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Ok finally with the picture update. I got some java fern on Monday that I added. The masdevallia is not doing so well, it dropped all but four leaves, so I moved it around to see if there isn't a better spot for it. It is sending out two new leaves, so I'm not sure if it's just dropping the old growth, or if it's dying. My wee willy flowered, so hopefully I'll get some pups. The chiquita linda has one larger pup out, that I will be cutting off soon, and is sending another one up the background behind it. The crabs are still very shy, but they are molting, so I am excited that they are at least not dying.

Anyways, here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure. I am still experimenting with the camera settings. I guess these pictures are a bit over exposed.

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post #77 of 105 (permalink) Old 07-17-2013, 03:20 PM
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It's absolutely gorgeous. I know you are dealing with a lot of complexity in this tank, but it looks fantastic.

Amazing DIY and great vision. Can't wait to see how it fills out!

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post #78 of 105 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Update time. I haven't figured out how to deal with all the humidity. It severely screws with the pictures. I might take some more tonight and see if I can't play with it.

Full tank shot:

Showing all the wiring around the tank with the filter and thermometer/humidity probe on the side.

Red devil femaile

Same female on her way to the hiding spot in the right back of the tank

I tried from above ... not so successful

This is the terrarium for the vampires. Ever since I densely planted it, they are constantly out and about.

I will try for better pictures. If anyone has an idea how to get around the humidity and foggy glass, I'd be happy to know.
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post #79 of 105 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 02:30 PM
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Would you be able to direct the air flow at the glass? Or add a fan blowing on the glass from the inside?
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post #80 of 105 (permalink) Old 08-23-2013, 07:11 PM
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Awsome log m8, have you had any luck to breed them yet? and can you get some more images of the VC rigg. that did not look bad at all, and i have all the stuff to pull that one of over here.

but i still want to make something that you have done there whit levels, gives it a better feeling i think.
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post #81 of 105 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 04:19 PM
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You can also leave your top cracked right at the front and that will make the glass not fog up. You will loose a little humidity, but if you mist twice a day and or have a fogger, you should be fine.
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Is everything balancing out with the ailing plants?

My roommate says I'll die by giant turtle.
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post #83 of 105 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 07:49 AM
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Update? Do the crabs eat or bother any of your plants to your knowledge? I guess probably not noticeably if at all. Great looking tank by the way, very jealous!
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post #84 of 105 (permalink) Old 11-14-2013, 09:39 PM
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That is a sick tank, lovin that jewel orchid and the other one that looks like a pink star. What was the price paid and is there a way to sell some, clippings an things like that?

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post #85 of 105 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 04:44 AM
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Oh wow, this is amazing!

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post #86 of 105 (permalink) Old 11-17-2013, 01:16 PM
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ime, having vampire and devils together in the same tank isn't a good idea.. they're actually rather aggressive with the other kind and even among the same devils, the males tend to fight for females (if you have any).

also, are you using any calcium supplements? i would recommend getting some calcium powder to coat whatever you're feeding them. they molt and are very vulnerable for about a week when they do.

otherwise, i think the heavily planted tank and set up is nicely done!
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Those are two different tanks.
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Update time!
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Update time!
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post #90 of 105 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 02:16 AM
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Darn saw a new post and thought it was a update lol
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