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Old 11-19-2011, 01:07 AM   #1
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Here we go!
This will be a 55 gallon vertical tank. So far I have just started on the tree that will go in the corner.





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Old 11-19-2011, 01:41 AM   #2
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Could you show a full tank shot by chance? Are you making the entire tank yourself, or are you using an existing tank and covering the traditional open top? What are your plans after it is complete?
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:11 AM   #3
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It is a open top 55gal I will have to build a side panel for, it is in storage right now I will take some photos when I get it out soon. I am thanking of dart frogs, but not that's not set in stone.

I just finished the spray foam, I got one more side to go.



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Old 11-19-2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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I am completely finished with the foam, so tonight I will carve it.





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Old 11-19-2011, 10:19 PM   #5
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Oooo... very cool, looking forward to the next update! Have fun carving it
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:19 PM   #6
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Cool idea can't wait to see more pics!
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:15 AM   #7
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Carving it is a lot of fun!!
I will see in the morning how much it shrinks.





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Old 11-20-2011, 03:28 AM   #8
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Anyone thank I should change anything on the tree, speak now or forever hold your peace.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:38 AM   #9
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How much of it (if any) will be under/near water? It does look good at this point but I am trying to see your final vision in my mind
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There will not be any standing water in this tank, but they can be fully submerged. These are some of the best out there.





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Old 03-29-2013, 09:34 AM   #11
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There will not be any standing water in this tank, but they can be fully submerged. These are some of the best out there.





that in a 75g?

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Old 04-19-2013, 03:11 AM   #12
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Sorry, I have been working so much, I haven't had time to work on it.

I did get some work on the AC/heating done. For duct work I am using vinyl board, that is used for fence. It was just the right size for my heater core, which I got new on Ebay for $2.00+$6.00 for shipping, you can't beat that!
I will have a cooler under the viv stand, which I will fill with hot or cold water (depending on the time of year). Then more water will be run through a coil of tubing, that will sit in the hot/cold water, this water will then run through the heat exchange. Some fans will push air through the exchange and into the viv.
This should give the frogs a perfect temp all the time!





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that in a 75g?
where could i buy that log?
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:42 AM   #14
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I did some more carving today, I thank it looks better.



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Old 11-21-2011, 02:54 PM   #15
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I think I recognize those pictures above. Was that HX that made those? I think he used rope/ twine covered in his tile grout/ epoxy resin to make some of those roots. It can make a nice effect.
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