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Old 07-14-2005, 11:06 PM   #16
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I am new to Vivarium and Terrarium, so dont' mind me. But it seems like you didnt' use any false bottom. Why not? I just dont know why some ppl use, some ppl dont.
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Old 07-15-2005, 02:50 AM   #17
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It is depending on what type of fauna and flona you are going to keep. Mine are mostly mosses. wild orchid, pitcher plants and venus flytrap. They just need a well drain base.
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Old 07-17-2005, 01:24 PM   #18
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is a 15watt normal 2ft aquarium light sufficient to provide enough light for a 1.5ft vivarium?
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Old 07-18-2005, 03:00 AM   #19
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Hi limz_777,

You gonna find out the kelvin on the light tube you have. Min. you need 6500K. The best is 8000K. Remember to cover up the tank. And left a small gap for plants to breath.

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Old 07-18-2005, 03:37 AM   #20
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Hey dom,
What kind of frogs are u planning on getting for your setup?
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:46 AM   #21
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I got no idea yet. Frog is kinda expensive in my country. Btw, I was nearly caught an Oriental Whip snake yesterday. It just escape from my net twice. Damn.... I was thought to catch it and keeping inside my terrarium.

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Old 07-18-2005, 10:42 PM   #22
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WOW that would have been so cool.
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Old 07-18-2005, 11:38 PM   #23
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Where did you get that beautiful driftwood from?! I am in the process of building a 6ft long, 5 foor tall, 3 foot deep vivarium and have been searching for months for driftwood that won't require a 2nd mortgage.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:56 AM   #24
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It was from the local fish shop. Kinda cheap.
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:34 AM   #25
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You gonna find out the kelvin on the light tube you have. Min. you need 6500K. The best is 8000K. Remember to cover up the tank. And left a small gap for plants to breath.

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i see ,thkz for the info . regarding the oriental whipsnake, they dont really do well in captivity. but in a terrarium with thick foliage, i think it will survive. i kept two before but didnt make it. in msia,do they sell snakes in the shops?
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:52 AM   #26
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In the states, just one of those pieces of driftwood would cost between $30 - $70.
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limz_777,
Yes. There are few exotic pet shop selling it. But the price kinda high. Around RM200-300+ (USD80-100) per piece.

cdfortin,
The drift woods originally are from Malaysia. There are few factories processing and exporting the drift woods to Europe and other countries. But mostly are the nicer shape of drift woods. Only the rejected stock will available in local market. So the piece i am having consider as rejected stock. That's why the price kinda cheap. Around $20 i bought for this piece.
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Man... nepenthes on the roadside... definitely a nice perk to living in southeast asia. What will you do when they start vining?

Some people over at the carnivorous plant forum I frequent would like to see this one. Awesome setup.
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:23 AM   #29
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Hi,
Thank you very much for the wonderful forum. I am going to join as member later on. I will cut them off...or just up another aquarium with it, if they over grown.

Btw, you said vining...are you mean for mosses or venus flytrap or pitcher plant? I don't think any plants inside the aquarium are vines.
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Btw, you said vining...are you mean for mosses or venus flytrap or pitcher plant? I don't think any plants inside the aquarium are vines.
The nepenthes (the plants native to your part of the world) will be vines in six months or so... one of mine was well over a meter tall the last time I cut it back. There are some species that don't vine if you're interested... like truncata (monster pitchers)... and ampullaria can be very terrarium-friendly too.
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