Me and my brother threw together this viv one day when we were bored and need something to hold us over until we have time to make our 40 gallon rain forest paludarium.
Little to no planning went into this project, so I don't know the names of any of the plants in the tank, We picked them up at lowe's. We using cacti potting soil with a layer of gardening fabric, and rocks on top with a little bit of sand in between. (We started with only sand until we did some research and realized it was bad for the tank's inhabitan, a juvenile leopard gecko.)
We are using a 60 watt red heat bulb, a full spectrum cfl for lighting, and two heat pads.
The leopard gecko was not eating at first because he was a little cold for the first few days, but now we have the temperature up to a level where he is happy, eating, and moving around.
Here is what it looked like with sand...
Here is what it looks like now...
Let me know what you think! even if it's criticism.