Jan 30th 2011
OK I know another Journal, but this will be the first one here for a Terrarium.
Question what to do with a good well cared for 45lt Bay window tank, which has in my opinion a fantastic Asian painted base.
I realized I would not get very much if I sold it.
What to do?
Power outlets a huge problem practically fully loaded as it is.
That means another tank is out 110% and no discussion entered into.
I was thinking of a Terrarium type but which way to go I did not want any water in it at all.
One thought was a dry river bed type?
General type Terrarium but that's not too plain ( I once had a 4ft x 2ft x18ins Terrarium)
After a lot of Googling I found this.
This started the old brain thinking again
This is the starting point.
It could be rather difficult to draw up this time, so here are my thoughts.
The substrate is a mix of Perlite, Peat Moss, and a special blend of potting soil.
The backing and the two sides (not the Bay Windows) will be the artificial rock wall type as for Aquariums.
I know where I can get twiggy Grape Vine at a good price, this will glued to the backing as if growing on a cliff face.
The focal point 1/3rd from LH side and 2/3rds from the front will be another golden vine type.
On the substrate there will be several pieces of very old rough DW to give me at least two levels.
Plants lower level will be mainly small low "Carnivorous type"
The rock wall and the twiggy bits will all have "Air growing plants"
OK what about lighting??
I can get a twin T5 2ft unit from a Hydroponic shop no problems at all
How does all this sound????