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Old 02-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #46
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This is looking very cool!
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:42 PM   #47
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Thanks! I will post more pics tonight.
I was going to ask you, do you have any Jova moss for sale?
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:07 AM   #48
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I got the larger of the two backgrounds done today!
I used the same silicone mix, but instead of 100% peat it is 3 parts ground sphagnum and 2 parts peat, this gives it a lighter color.


Here are the backgrounds in the viv for a test fit.




I have found the best thing to grind moss, charcoal and about anything else really fine is a grain mill, it works great!




Here it is half done.


This is the finished product!
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:59 AM   #49
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Hey, that's really neat! I think it came out fantastic. The tip about the grain mill is one I haven't seen before either
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:29 AM   #50
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I got the background panels fished and installed, and if I may say so they look rather good!



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Old 03-04-2013, 12:25 AM   #51
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Sorry I haven't posted in a while I have been doing a lot of work on the background, and I think it is done!!!!!!!



The side view.


Front view.


I decided to use up the rest of the grout, and put a rock front on the ledge.


I get a very nice texture on the rock, do to misting it with water while it was still wet, so the water ran down the face giving a weathered look.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:26 PM   #52
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Sorry I haven't posted in some time, but I am waiting on parts , for the A/C.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:34 AM   #53
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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, 02:10 AM   #54
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Sorry for not replying sooner I have had no time lately!
I do not remember what size tank that is, but I think it is bigger that a 75g, I not sure though.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:11 AM   #55
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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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Old 04-19-2013, 03:28 AM   #56
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that in a 75g?
where could i buy that log?
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:15 AM   #57
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The guy that made that log, has made lots of different backgrounds.

I think you can contact him from this link, http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/members/hx.html.

Here is a thread that tells a lot about building these, http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/par...tructed-6.html. If you can't find out what you want, ask on that same forum there are lots of users that make similar backgrounds.

This website a lot on backgrounds too, http://jyrkiboy.aqua-web.org/index.html

I really recommended you build one yourself, there not as hard to make as you think, and it's a lot of fun!!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #58
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Well I have gotten the ducted work in, I used hot glue and it is holding great.
I also got the glass in and sealed, it looks much better now.
I'm now trying to finish up the cabinet, and I have to make the doors.
Just need to start saving back more money!LOL











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Sweet strat and les Paul!
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