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Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-28-2017, 07:31 AM
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Posted By Learner
lol! i thought someone might get a kick outta...

lol! i thought someone might get a kick outta that. My boys think its cool when i hide yoda in the tanks. they'll search forever until he's found!
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-27-2017, 05:30 AM
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Posted By Learner
one last fitting before the final touches and...

one last fitting before the final touches and tank plumbing. Starting to think about how the green will look!

cheers
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-21-2017, 05:55 AM
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Posted By Learner
lol, thank you. i added some more roots inside...

lol, thank you. i added some more roots inside and now it really looks gnarly. waiting on some orders to come in so i'll update the progress soon!

JD
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-20-2017, 08:14 AM
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Posted By Learner
added some small LED black lights to the big...

added some small LED black lights to the big cave. i think i like them and hope they look cool when its all said and done
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-19-2017, 02:49 AM
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Posted By Learner
1 - Is it even safe for the plants/animals to use...

1 - Is it even safe for the plants/animals to use a container that once housed rodents?
should be just fine: bleach it good if your worried and then rinse it super well.

2 - I understand that,...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-18-2017, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Learner
thanks so much. i love this part of the build!! i...

thanks so much. i love this part of the build!! i never did get my pure brown in, they mysteriously canceled the order...the wood turned out darker than expected but i think i still like it. thanks...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-17-2017, 07:08 AM
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Posted By Learner
made some decent progress this weekend...pulled...

made some decent progress this weekend...pulled an all nighter on accident and played with some colors. pictures from the iPhone skew the colors a bit but i like where its heading.

I couldn't help...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-11-2017, 05:24 AM
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Posted By Learner
i added a bit of color to the tank so i could...

i added a bit of color to the tank so i could actually see the depth and contour better. i like where its going and think ill get serious about the colors when my brown concrete color comes in. I...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-08-2017, 07:54 AM
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Posted By Learner
i think i read that mudskippers can do fresh...

i think i read that mudskippers can do fresh water as well.....not positive but they would be a super awesome inhabitant....one of my favs.

newts are a great choice. i have done several species...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-08-2017, 01:36 AM
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Posted By Learner
17 pieces in all. i wrote down the best way of...

17 pieces in all. i wrote down the best way of getting them in so it should be doable for the final fitting. Its tight to say the least and the hardscape has to press up against the walls many times....
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-08-2017, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Learner
yep. the stuff is amazing for building hardscape...

yep. the stuff is amazing for building hardscape and BGs. Ive been using it for years and it holds up quite well, doesn't leech into the water and only takes a day to outgas if you do it right.
...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-07-2017, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Learner
Question: this will be my first drilled...

Question:

this will be my first drilled tank. i want to have both eheims plumbed in thru the bottom. any pitfalls i should be aware of?

i am close to getting the last couple parts for the...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-07-2017, 06:53 AM
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Posted By Learner
I finished adding the foam, created some more...

I finished adding the foam, created some more surface area for the frogs by carving, and then added a huge cave on the left side underneath the river. I hope it works out. I plan on running a couple...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-07-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,342
Posted By Learner
thanks Bill!! my biggest ever is coming...

thanks Bill!! my biggest ever is coming up.....150 gal dart frog build
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   01-01-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,342
Posted By Learner
Thanks BB, I haven't been building much since i...

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...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   12-31-2016, 10:16 AM
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Posted By Learner
Been years since I've looked at this build...

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...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   12-30-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By Learner
Yea the ficus will want to outgrow the tank which...

Yea the ficus will want to outgrow the tank which leads me to my first decision. I have some that have been raised bonsai for the past 6 years and are trained to be kept in check. I built the...
Forum: Herp (Reptiles and Amphibians)   12-29-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By Learner
150 gal Dart Frog Viv

Inspiration: Root system and tiny creek bottom

Tank specs: 6' x 2' x 2'

Volume of water: 50 gal

Hardscape: polystyrene, GS, and dry lock

Lighting: T5 HO and LED (6000-10000)
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-26-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,738
Posted By Learner
thanks for the kind words! sorry i missed my...

thanks for the kind words!
sorry i missed my reply to this post earlier.

I havent heard any specific issues with HDU but i am not expert on the material. i do know from experience that the main...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-18-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,738
Posted By Learner
copy that i wondered why i didnt like the...

copy that

i wondered why i didnt like the look of them that much, i think your right........making the change tomorrow. theyre not sag, its one of those little bags from petco that are normally...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-17-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,738
Posted By Learner
added a few more plants, gonna let it sit now and...

added a few more plants, gonna let it sit now and see what happens.

dwarf mondo grass is already looking stressed. yellowing / browned tips on the plants in the rivers outflow. Any ideas?????
...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-14-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,738
Posted By Learner
wow thanks so much, i appreciate it. this one amy...

wow thanks so much, i appreciate it. this one amy be my favorite!

i was bummed that i couldnt get my ficus salicifolia to grow in the tank....i salvaged one and planted it in my leo...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-12-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,738
Posted By Learner
thats what i thought...........i know some kids...

thats what i thought...........i know some kids miss my lectures at times when they get lost in staring at it. Something about the fogger that draws em in......thinking about adding an external...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-11-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,738
Posted By Learner
thank you, I always wanted a tank to overflow...

thank you, I always wanted a tank to overflow with growth, eventually spilling out all over the place.....its not there yet but im happy with where its going.

I have it in my classroom which is...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium   11-10-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,738
Posted By Learner
thanks!!

thanks!!
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