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Old 04-04-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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Industrial style vivarium


I have been away from the forum for a while, but I wanted to share some pics of my latest build. I like to call it my "steam punk tank", because it was inspired by the steam punk movement. It fascinates me, but some design changes took the true steam punk nature out of the equation, so I am going with industrial themed. Lol

I haven't decided on inhabitants yet, but I will on Sunday when I go to the White Plains Reptile Expo. Surely, there will be something there I like here are the pics, hope you enjoy





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Old 04-04-2014, 07:35 PM   #2
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very creative and interesting setup!!
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:10 PM   #3
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How are you getting the mist?
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:23 PM   #4
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Awesome!
Slap some more copper and a few cogs that do something and Bam! Steampunked vivarium
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:38 PM   #5
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Thanks!! I had planned on some gears, but couldn't find any Victorian era ones that were economical enough to clear coat and place in there. The ones I found were ridiculously priced. I still have to build an air circulation system for it, but I'm in no rush, any frogs I get for it will be quarantined for at least 30 days, so I have time.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:43 PM   #6
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How are you getting the mist?

The mist is coming from the piping. It's really painted and clear coated PVC pipe and it's connected to a home use ultrasonic humidifier. Small holes drilled into the back of the pipes deliver it.


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I know what you mean. Seems like since that style got popular all those random items that were worth nothing went up to insane prices.
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Yeah, those darned hipsters cause the prices to jack up on anything that is cool lol
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That looks pretty awesome. Was going to ask if the pipes were functional too, but you answered that one.

Great look!
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Yeah, those darned hipsters cause the prices to jack up on anything that is cool lol
this made me lol
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Really original and most excellently impressive paint job on the piping !
Complete with painted solder run out , even !
A real eye for detail
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Did you clear coat the pipes?
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:57 PM   #13
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Really original and most excellently impressive paint job on the piping !
Complete with painted solder run out , even !
A real eye for detail

Thanks! I know how critical we can be in the glass box hobbies, so I wanted it as detailed as possible. Lol
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Did you clear coat the pipes?

Absolutely. They all got 10 (I think, I lost count after 7) coats of krylon fusion clear. Although I did get 4 coats in when I realized I needed to drill the holes for the mist and clear coat those as well. Always a learning curve lol
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:02 PM   #15
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I picked up the permanent residents for the tank on Sunday. 4 mantella baroni. I let them have a quick tour in the tank while I set their qt tank up. Then spent an hour catching them again to go into qt. I HATE seeing frogs in those little deli cups, but also know it's a necessity for shows.



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