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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-19-2011, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Natural Vivarium Background - How To!


Unfortunately I have dismantled the planted aquarium and moved on to something new... Fortunately that something new is still plant related and also a lot of fun!

I thought being a plant loving community you folks could also appreciate naturalistic vivariums! I have recently made a walk through on how to create natural and realistic custom vivarium backgrounds.

Please feel free to take a look! This sort of enclosure looks absolutely stunning with or without pets inside - if you love plants, and are looking for a really cool and attractive way to display them, I highly recommend making one of these vivariums!

Hope you enjoy




If anyone is inspired and is going to give one of these walk-through(s) a try, please feel free to post up your creations! We would LOVE to see them!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to be building two more custom vivariums to match up with the one built for the walk-through. They should all look pretty neat sitting side by side!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-27-2011, 02:50 AM
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That looks awesome! They have some pretty amazing ones at Sea World and whenever we go to the park I always make it a point to stop on and look at them. I am all tanked out now with two planted tanks I am waiting to work on but this could definitely be a future project worth considering.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-06-2012, 10:58 PM
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Is that you Thomas?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 05:58 PM
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this made me want to turn my QT tank into a i am second guessing my fish tanks
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 01:42 AM
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Thanks for the write up!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-17-2013, 12:29 AM
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Thank you for the write up, this is the reason I'm breaking down my planted tank as well, I need the room for a vivarium.

Mind you I'm keeping the 20 g shrimp tank and my betta, but I'd like to try something different.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 03:13 AM
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My dream tank is a vivarium/palludarium. Thanks for taking the time to make a writeup, who knows when I'll finally give in and do it!
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