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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2009, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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So many questions :)

Hello! First off, my name is Myia.
I currently own 3 snakes (Ball python, Albino Nelson Milk, Lucy Rat), 3 Crested geckos, 4 leopard geckos, 2 chinchillas and 2 hamsters.

I have a plain old 29 goldfish tank.
I have been doing fishtanks for 10 years, but always failed at live plants.
Which is okay, because currently I just have two oversized goldfish.

I have been wanting to do a vivarium for a long time, but no one in Arizona seems to have the same opinion,

First I want to probably do a standard 29.
First questions:
Link to false bottoms please! I understand I need the white crate thing (Lol) and clay stones. But that is about it. My mother works at Lowes so I don't have a problem getting it, it just everything else.

Also, can you order live moss online? I can't find it over here.

Second, I was first going to do frogs (Mantellas are my first choice, if not clowns) but I kinda want to see if I can put Venus Fly traps OR Pitcher (They require different humidity)
Is this safe?

Has anyone else kept carnivorous plants?

I rather have the plants than the frogs.

Is there any animals that are safe with carnivorous plants?

What type of lighting do I use? A UVB reptile light, or just any old aquarium light?

Ok..I think that is it. lol.

But any advice would be much appreciated
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Sorry, don't know much about vivariums, so can't help you! I think a few other members have some nice vivarium setups though, so hopefully they'll stop by.

Just wanted to say, welcome to The Planted Tank forum Myia!

There's actually a lot of great plant stores in Arizona, you just have to know where to look. Check out Pets Inc., it's kind of near ASU. It's mostly an aquarium shop, but they do have a reptile/amphibian area that looked quite impressive if you ask me.. worth checking out sometime.

Good luck!
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Use the search function there, you will find all your answers .

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You could do carnivorous plants, yes. But you'd need to stick with tropicals. Venus flytraps and North American pitchers require periods of dormancy, meaning you couldn't house them in the tropical environment year-round.

For mid-high lighting, I like the multi-bulb t-5 fixtures. Affordable, but put out a good amount of light.

Here is my false bottom link.

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