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Old 03-16-2013, 01:58 PM   #16
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Hey just came upon your post I can tell you many things about a mist system. Pro systems will run you some $ around 60 on up. Mist King is who is most popular for most vivariums. I can tell you how to set it up if you want to do a home grown kind of system too. I was looking at your plant you collected with the moss and rocks, if I am not mistaken that plant will look good for a short while then it grows a hollow 4-6 foot stalk to flower from. Much to big for a 10 gal. IMO.

Are you planning on doing a miniature (where plants are in scale to hardscape ie more mosses that represent larger plants, like a model railroad) set up or a set up that is like a snapshot of a cetain bio-type (a stump with various plants growing around it/on it and a small trickle of a spring flowiing by)?

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:56 PM   #17
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Here is a guy in Sweden that is really good at growing Orchids and has some amazing stuff on his flicker page.http://www.flickr.com/photos/lika_sweden/ This next link is for his nano terrarium stuff he does it is cool, he also does work with epiweb. It is a kind of growing medium for epiphitic plants. Orchids, air plants, and mosses. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lika_sw...7606521712474/

He does the clay tubes without mist.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:58 PM   #18
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Subscribed so I won't miss any questions you think of, have a great day.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:28 AM   #19
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4-6 feet?! Good grief! It's only like 3 inches now haha. I've also decided that I won't be misting, but will be using irrigation via undergravel misters. I am planning on using clay balls with osmocote plus for the substrate because it will be able to drain to the basin easier. Hopefully, it'll end up looking like a cut off part of a stream's bank. But, if you or anyone else wants to convince me some more about misting, feel free. Btw, those nano vivariums that swedish dude did are awesome, give him props for that. Also on another note, I wasn't able to get out of the house this weekend because of the LA Marathon. Ah well, there's always next week.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:16 AM   #20
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So no posting until the 13th- I'm going on a road trip for spring break- but here's where I plan to get my stuff from: http://www.blackjungleterrariumsupply.com/ and https://plus.google.com/117425501411...ut?gl=us&hl=en. Also on an unrelated note, if anyone happens to come by this post and needs help with school (around grades 7-8), I am opening a new youtube channel for help with things. Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/BenjisSc...?feature=guide
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:14 AM   #21
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Have a great time on the road and the two sources you listed look fine. If you plan on doing a closed hydro system makesure you have a thorough knowledge of how to balance the fertilizers. I have always created a system that flushes out every time I water.
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Old 04-05-2013, 06:26 AM   #22
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I'm back! While on the trip, I picked up some nice manzy wood and Navajo Sandstone. Been thinking 'bout the setup and hope to incorporate some of the new stuff.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:42 AM   #23
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For the future, does anyone know why mold/fungi would grow? It could help me with troubleshooting if I ever need to.
P.S. Tommorrow is the big day (probably)! Will try to post videos.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:33 AM   #24
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My teachers are so mean. Hopefully next weekend.
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:52 AM   #25
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It's done.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:00 AM   #26
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Wow very cool setup. I used to have a very overgrown paludarium for red belly toads. What do you plan on putting in there? Also try not to shake the camera so much lol.
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Wow very cool setup. I used to have a very overgrown paludarium for red belly toads. What do you plan on putting in there? Also try not to shake the camera so much lol.
Lol. I was too excited to not shake the camera. I only plan to put in snails or something like that for now. It seems like frogs are too much maintenance/money, but if I am wrong, feel free to share your opinion.
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Hmm, it would only be good for smaller frogs Imo. Darts if anything. Fire belly toads need more water volume.
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Hmm, it would only be good for smaller frogs Imo. Darts if anything. Fire belly toads need more water volume.
Ya I'd love to have dart frogs (they're so little and colorful!), but as I said before, they're a bit too much maintenance and expensive for me. Besides, since it is in my bedroom, I'm not sure my little brothers and my parents would like the ribbeting so much lol.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:29 AM   #30
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So i guess this is actually a paludarium, but that's still a type of vivarium.
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