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post #16 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Update! I have crabs in the viv! I have 2 pair so far and will get more soon. They arrived to their new home with a good culture of springtails and a dozen crickets, so they should be happy while they are settling in.

I have planted some more plants and mosses just to get things going, but nothing is final at this point. Especially the bacopa, it will be leaving as soon as I can get some Uticularia to carpet the ground and a good light. I'm planning on getting a 4 bulb t5ho for this setup to accommodate for all the carnivorous plants (which i have NO experience with) so with a good light I will at least have a good chance. Anyways...

I have also put the pitcher in it's final spot, planted a few N.ampullaria 'giant bloody red speckle' seeds on the sphagnum moss nearby, as well as in their own dedicated pots in another tank. So hopefully I will have so many N. ampullaria I won't know what to do with them all. I have also successfully germinated a few drosera to be transplanted when they are a bit bigger. So far I have some D. sessifolilia and some D. spatulata 'fraser island'. Can't wait to put them in!









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post #18 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 09:02 AM
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Nice job!

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post #20 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-03-2014, 11:45 PM
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The tank looks very nice! Got any plans for epiphytes along the walls? Also, i there a recent FTS?
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I have anubias galore and mosses as my epiphytes. I would like some java germs like in my other tank but I just don't think they would fit. Bit probably no truly terrestrial epiphytes like orchids or broms. Maybe a dwarf orchid one day, but not planning on it now.
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wow really well done. looks very natural! have you seen them mate yet? it's... odd. i thought they were fighting at one point... haha

btw, if you are interested there's a guy i think his name is billy on another forum who created an amazing scape for these guys. lots of learnings also on that thread. let me know if you're interested in finding out more.
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wow very cool!

makes me want to make one like this!
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that is wicked awesome.
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post #25 of 31 (permalink) Old 02-05-2014, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. Here is a current FTS.
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Makes me want to make something like this now haha
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Makes me want to make something like this now haha
seriously... i'm looking at the overflows on my 125 and debating on how much work it'd be to cut them in half.
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seriously... i'm looking at the overflows on my 125 and debating on how much work it'd be to cut them in half.

Not much... Cut them out of the tank... Scrape silicone off. Cut overflows to desired height. Silicone back in place. Done. Few hours work ,tops.
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how long did this take?
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Wonderful! I've always wanted a vivarium, but it seems too hard to start one up that I'd actually be happy with. Yours is awesome!

You may like my YouTube channel, I have a full greenhouse of Nepenthes. The link's in my signature if you'd like to see.
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