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01-07-2017 06:36 AM
Learner
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Originally Posted by Fishies_in_Philly View Post
Looks fantastic Jake. Not only do you excel at building tanks, but you're a good bloke to boot for paying it forward bud! Kudos to you sir!!


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thanks Bill!! my biggest ever is coming up.....150 gal dart frog build
01-02-2017 03:43 PM
Fishies_in_Philly Looks fantastic Jake. Not only do you excel at building tanks, but you're a good bloke to boot for paying it forward bud! Kudos to you sir!!


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01-01-2017 09:56 AM
Learner
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Originally Posted by BettaBettas View Post
dude we though you where gone!!!!! thanks for the update pic it looks epic!
Thanks BB, I haven't been building much since i finished the leopard gecko tank. loved the tank but found an amazing family with a bunch of kids who could never afford to get the geckos. figured it was a good chance to pay it forward. built a tank and got them set up at their home. Selfishly it allowed me to start my new build! super excited about growing some starter bonsais in that huge tank. Im really gonna try and get them to look good and prosper. keep tabs on it and chime in with any suggestions!!

JD
12-31-2016 10:22 AM
BettaBettas
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Been years since I've looked at this build thread. just for fun i snapped a new pic. I just trimmed yet another huge volume of foliage from the top and sides as well as giant root masses from the water section. This tank grows like crazy!
dude we though you where gone!!!!! thanks for the update pic it looks epic!
12-31-2016 10:16 AM
Learner Been years since I've looked at this build thread. just for fun i snapped a new pic. I just trimmed yet another huge volume of foliage from the top and sides as well as giant root masses from the water section. This tank grows like crazy!
12-18-2013 06:20 AM
Learner Been a while since I posted this tank. Heres a quick pic. Sorry to report that all three newts are MIA in my biology lab and presumed dead. Man they are amazing escape artists. this tank is really in its prime right now, running on comlpete autopilot for the most part. wish i had a good camera. Theres a breeding group of fancy gupppies down below and thats about it, but boy the plant growth is brilliant.

hope you like it
03-24-2013 07:44 AM
Learner 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
Wy Renegade
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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!
Sad to hear, hopefully he gets over whatever is ailing him.

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howr far from your false bottom is the water line? wicking could be the reason your ficus is living in a bog.
Agree that this is the most likely source of the issue other than a leak, and I often find it to be the culprit in this type of tank.
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
Learner 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
Wy Renegade
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Originally Posted by Fishies_in_Philly View Post
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
http://s1134.beta.photobucket.com/us...worek/library/
Nice - looks like you're planning some buried PVC piping? Is this a 6' tank? I like that first piece, which I believe is a stump.
02-22-2013 12:59 AM
Fishies_in_Philly 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
http://s1134.beta.photobucket.com/us...worek/library/
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!!
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