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Old 11-20-2008, 03:53 AM   #1
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CL's 10 Gallon Vertical Viv


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As of now, no plants (there sure will be though) 45 watts of cfl 6500k lighting, The branch is oak that has been debarked and boiled and the substrate is a 50/50 mix of Aquasoil Amazonia and coco bedding. I might ad some pdf's later, but might just get a 24x24x18 exo terra (this tank was used as practice) but if I did get some frogs for this tank, which kind should I get that would appreciate the vertical design?
I will be adding some ferns, broms and some Ficus pumila Quercifolia that hopefully will cover the wall and some taiwan moss and anubias nana 'petite'. I will probably be getting a mister.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:55 AM   #2
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Woah How'd you do that?? Just cut off 2/3 of a side of the 10 gallon? Looks nice!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:03 AM   #3
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Woah How'd you do that?? Just cut off 2/3 of a side of the 10 gallon? Looks nice!!
It's stood up on its end with a piece of glass siliconed on the top (the bottom of the opening when its vertical like this) to hold the soil back
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:05 AM   #4
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Woah How'd you do that?? Just cut off 2/3 of a side of the 10 gallon? Looks nice!!
wat? i believe he just took the 10 gallon an put it on its side and sealed it up with a piece of glass. i was thinking of making a paludarium clwatkins, ever thought of that? the fun of having an aquarium and a vivarium. it would be cool, 60 gallons, 30 water, 30 land and underwater u got rams and cardinals and above you have orchids with poison darts :O

lol, nice start tho.
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:07 AM   #5
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wat? i believe he just took the 10 gallon an put it on its side and sealed it up with a piece of glass. i was thinking of making a paludarium clwatkins, ever thought of that? the fun of having an aquarium and a vivarium. it would be cool, 60 gallons, 30 water, 30 land and underwater u got rams and cardinals and above you have orchids with poison darts :O

lol, nice start tho.
darts aren't very good swimmers, but yes, I have actually partially converted my cube into a paludarium
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:12 AM   #6
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thats not wat i meant, lol, like a hill going into the water, but from front to back, so poison darts have a place to stand, then you can mount orchids and broms into the wall and have a filter intake suck from the underwater part and pump across the land part as a waterfall and then back in. btw, does coco fiber do anything to water params submersed?
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thats not wat i meant, lol, like a hill going into the water, but from front to back, so poison darts have a place to stand, then you can mount orchids and broms into the wall and have a filter intake suck from the underwater part and pump across the land part as a waterfall and then back in. btw, does coco fiber do anything to water params submersed?
really bad tannins and probably some other things
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oh snap, thats maybe a bad idea then, i found what i think you should do:

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3...arium10lf7.jpg
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how did you make that background???? and how does it handle with water?
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nice job!
it looks great.
now it just needs plants. you can mount a bunch of small broms in there.

but why did you make it verticle if you are keeping darts? i thought they were ground-dwelling, not abboreal, and dont climb too well? i never really researched them though.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:57 AM   #11
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how did you make that background???? and how does it handle with water?
Spray foam and brown silicone with coco fiber stuck to it
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nice job!
it looks great.
now it just needs plants. you can mount a bunch of small broms in there.

but why did you make it verticle if you are keeping darts? i thought they were ground-dwelling, not abboreal, and dont climb too well? i never really researched them though.
Yes, I'm gonna get a couple broms. I already had this vert tank so I redid it I might not get darts, but some of them are climbers


Is 45 watts not enough? How many would you suggest?

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i think you should get a small orchid you could plant in the soil, that would be nice, there are also some other nice plants like this:

http://www.blackjungle.com/Merchant2...tegory_Code=FM
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Yeah, I want to get some ferns, but right now I only have a clipping of bolbitis from one of my tanks
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heart ferns are awesome. they dont look that blue (i know, i ordered from them and its a nice green). they are also very hardy and grow relatively fast.

45 watts is fine. i only have 55 on my exo terra, and its way bigger.

you may have trouble getting the moss to survive on the wood. that will take mistings every few hours since the wood wont be soaked through with water, just wet, so itll be left dry in an hour or so.
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holy crap that's gonna look hot.. you definitely need a bright red stem and let it grow all the way up!
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