|03-24-2013 07:44 AM|
Wiking is the culprit. I dont really have a false bottom, i went with a different technique. Oh well, we'll see how long it can go.
Heres the newt on a happy day. I think he just like to hide. seems healthy i guess.
|02-25-2013 08:33 PM|
|02-25-2013 12:47 AM|
|Fishies_in_Philly||howr far from your false bottom is the water line? wicking could be the reason your ficus is living in a bog.|
|02-23-2013 04:56 AM|
Bill I cant wait to see the 125...................nifty ideas. 6' drip wall sounds so tantilizing.
My ficus isnt gonna make it. I took all the soil out and it was just soaked. I replanted it and now its soaked again...............must have a leak or something I just cant figure. we'll see i guess. The crypt forest down below is really starting to rage.
Wishing my newt seemed more happy........... he used to frolic under the water but now has retreated to a mossy outcropping and hardly ever comes out. I am gonna have to grab him and put him in a bucket to get him to eat as he wont eat the earthworms i offered on land. only eats under the water. ill keep ya posted.
and thanks for the compliments gentlemen!
|02-22-2013 05:01 PM|
|Fishies_in_Philly||I'm gonna hijack jake's thread a bit, but yeah, 6' tank. All plumbing is going to be completely buried. The plumbing across the top is for the 6' drip wall. On the right is a mini ficus stump and the left will be a much larger version, which will have a "puddle" in the void. I'm going for a true rainforest floor look. Ferns, aroids and vines.|
|02-22-2013 03:49 PM|
|02-22-2013 12:59 AM|
and i see your little ficus tree is starting to take
btw.....i started the 125 there are pics in here if you don't mind a bit of searching. i think you'll be able to figure it out. R...take a peek as well, if you like
|02-21-2013 09:34 PM|
|Wy Renegade||Very nice! You should indeed have some happy critters in there.|
|02-21-2013 01:34 PM|
|Fishies_in_Philly||Jake, i don't know how i missed this. The tank looks awesome man. Those must be some happy newts!!|
|02-17-2013 05:49 AM|
|Learner||thanks bill! I made a few changes tonight as my black jungle shipment finally came in. Terrestrials made it thru pretty well but only time will tell. here are a few pics.............really hope the tillies hold up!|
|02-13-2013 03:23 PM|
|Fishies_in_Philly||that looks awesome jake!! i love the way you planted the aquatic section. so many people forget that part.|
|02-11-2013 05:19 AM|
here is a FTS of the build. plants acclimating well and growing. diatoms still an issue for now...........wont be long till that clears i guess. The new build is progressing on the hex tank.............might just turn out to be a good one!
Im gonna start a new journal...........probably on the terrarium page i suppose. let me know what you think.
|02-11-2013 01:17 AM|
|Fishies_in_Philly||hey!! professor!! how's the tank/critters doing???|
|01-05-2013 10:42 PM|
I also lost the ferns. With cold water the humidity is average at best and the acclimation just didnt go well. I took them out to acclimate them in a different spot. I replaced them with something else I had laying around. Doesnt look nearly as good but I will try and find some more ferns this spring. I also lost the hygro in the water section, replaced them with an anubias plant and another crypt.
Newts seem really happy in their new home!
|01-05-2013 10:12 PM|
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