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05-11-2011 08:06 PM
CannaBrain skills.

Haha, very nice lookin piece of tank ya got there.
05-11-2011 05:28 PM
tzen Darts can swim, but they generally don't choose to. Some have reported that theirs will jump in the water when startled and dive to the bottom, but I have never seen mine do that.
They will drown if they don't have a way to get out of the water, so there are several exit areas from the water area. They can sit on the plants in the water too.
Mostly they hide up top.
04-01-2011 02:08 PM
karatekid14 Amazing, espeacialy the last pics where it has filled in. I thought darts couldn't swim.
01-04-2011 11:50 PM
Zareth Nice bromeliads, kept several of those in my old frog terrarium
01-03-2011 03:23 AM
tzen I finally got around to taking some pictures, looking at the terrestrial side, anyway. Like I said, the underwater portion is so overgrown it is silly. Trying to get pictures of the frogs in it would take more patience than I have, since they are still juvies and pretty shy.










Let me know what you think.
12-10-2010 01:48 PM
tuffgong This is gorgeous and inspiring. Can't wait to see an update.
12-09-2010 09:47 PM
VaultBoy
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Thanks!
It is pretty cool how mostly low maintence this thing is, although it would be better if I did a little more... Water parameters never change. I've gone up to 3 months between water changes. I just need to remember to feed the fauna.
The aquatic portion is now very over grown. Very. Between the crypts, the vals, and everything, it is an underwater jungle. You really can't see thru to the background. 2 weeks ago I pulled out 30 vals, a big crypt, and some java moss... and it was hard to tell afterward.

The terrestrial portion is doing well. The orchid went through a little adaptation period, and has now grown a lot, but hasn't flowered again. The broms have all pupped many... pups. Ferns hang down in front, and african violets take up the rest of the floor space.

I also moved in some auratus and red galacs (frogs.) They are still young, and I almost never see them sitting out, though. I just find their poop everywhere. Fertilizer.
Care to take some new photos? love to see the progress...

I need to convince the minister for finance to let me build one
12-09-2010 12:47 AM
tzen Thanks!
It is pretty cool how mostly low maintence this thing is, although it would be better if I did a little more... Water parameters never change. I've gone up to 3 months between water changes. I just need to remember to feed the fauna.
The aquatic portion is now very over grown. Very. Between the crypts, the vals, and everything, it is an underwater jungle. You really can't see thru to the background. 2 weeks ago I pulled out 30 vals, a big crypt, and some java moss... and it was hard to tell afterward.

The terrestrial portion is doing well. The orchid went through a little adaptation period, and has now grown a lot, but hasn't flowered again. The broms have all pupped many... pups. Ferns hang down in front, and african violets take up the rest of the floor space.

I also moved in some auratus and red galacs (frogs.) They are still young, and I almost never see them sitting out, though. I just find their poop everywhere. Fertilizer.
11-13-2010 01:23 PM
VaultBoy that looks truly amazing you have inspired me!
03-04-2010 08:30 PM
tzen
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wow. that's incredible. how much does a tank like that go for? I'm about to start a paludarium...i only have a 40 gal tho
Like most people here, I wouldn't want to add it up. Since a lot of it was fairly DIY, it was much cheaper than it could have been.


Funny story: Seven days ago I got 4 ember (amandae) tetras and put them in the tank. The next day I could only find 3. I wasn't sure if one had died or if maybe I had failed to get it out of the bag, since they are quite young and small. Today, while doing a water change and rearranging the plumbing, I found the 4th in the bottom of the canister filter! I know I'm not the first that this has happened to, but I was glad to get the little guy back.
03-02-2010 03:36 AM
89Rome wow. that's incredible. how much does a tank like that go for? I'm about to start a paludarium...i only have a 40 gal tho
02-22-2010 03:09 AM
legomaniac89 Got a closer picture of the flower? I might be able to help with an ID
02-22-2010 01:01 AM
tzen
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Very nice. Is that a Phalaenopsis orchid I spy in there?
Sure looks like it, doesn't it? Those tend to do very poorly in a viv. This is another type, but I'm afraid I was over-zealous with cleaning up afterward and threw the tag away. It was potted in pure sphagnum, and the care instructions said not to let it dry out, so hopefully it will fair better than a Phalaenopsis.
02-21-2010 07:25 PM
Niyona wow!
02-21-2010 07:16 PM
sapphoqueen nice glasshouse!
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