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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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Naturalistic Sonoran Desert Vivarium

Hi I'm Zach and I am new to the forum. Just wanted to share this project I have been working on. This tank is a 40 gal "breeder" size and houses one male Bufo alvarius.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-23-2013, 01:45 PM
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Wow, that looks great! I would love to make something more natural for my pair of desert iguanas
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 01:17 AM
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wowowowow that looks awesome! I love the substrate! What is it?? he looks happy in that viv. What temp do you keep it at? What is your humidity? Great flow to the viv. your eye moves very fluently from one end to the other. Kudos
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! substrate is a mix of coco-fiber and sand. I live in Las Vegas, and temps are close enough to their native range so that I don't need to add any supplemental heat, just let him slow down in winter. Again, no additional humidity control aside from the water dish, so it's pretty dry.
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Very nice!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2014, 03:47 AM
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pretty neat setup there. Does your toad ever venture far from his water dish, or is he in there most of the time?
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2014, 03:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! Yeah, he usually stays under the bark hide, but does spend a fair amount of time in the water dish.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 12:51 PM
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Hi, this is fantastic setup ! I want to make similar environment in terrarium for my brachypelma smithi. Could you share what plants did you use ?
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