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    Re: My 2ft Vivarium

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I realised that the mister will not work for my setup as my water area is too shallow. Nevertheless, it makes a great piece of equipment for paludariums. I like it when the mist effect forms up out of the water.

    Fortunately, I managed to set my humidifier output hose at the bottom of the tank and got similar results.

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    Next milestone, create a cover for the tank.
    Bought 2 sheets of acrylic from Seaview at $5 each. It fits the tank nicely, but I have to get more tank cover adapters to sit the cover over the tank.

    Another problem is that my money plant pot is sitting on the overflow wall with its vines spilling down to the tank. I might have to relocate it or cut out the shape on the acrylic to fit. Looks like I still have a long way to go.

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    Got more tank cover adapters.

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    Figured out a way to get the cover in place by ramming the money plant pot into the partition.

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    Cut out spaces for the humidifier hose and wiring.
    The cover fits nicely as planned.

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    With paper removed.

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    Shot under the cover showing the tank cover adapters.

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    FTS with cover.

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    First problem, immediately after the humidifier is off, condensation formed up on the glass. Does this mean there is not enough ventilation?

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    Next phase would be to install a mini fan if necessary. Will let the tank run for a couple weeks before adding fauna.
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    Been a while since I last updated. Figured out how to work around the space attachment issue by uploading pictures in AQ gallery instead.

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    I haven't been really taking care of the tank, letting the money plants grow over the fittonas, causing them to melt.
    Just did some trimming today and this is how it looks. Too green for my liking though, will find time to go get some new red plants to break the contrast.
    Tank is still without any fauna, may dump in some vampire crabs when I feel like it. I kinda enjoy it without fauna and I just let it run for days on its own, topping up water only when the pump starts to run dry.


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    Bought 2 plants and did a little replanting.


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    New fittonia that I just aqquired. Love the red constrast it brings to the tank.

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    The pond is now sheltered with overhanging leaves. Making it an ideal place for any fauna to hang out.


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    Updates. Been busy setting up a mesh cover for the tank.


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    Re: My 2ft Vivarium

    Bought a packet of baby feeder frogs. 4 of them had a unique stripe on the body. Not sure if they are also bull frogs though.


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    Enjoying their new home!


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    A strange new world....


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    Re: My 2ft Vivarium

    looking good.. the frogs are the same type that I had before!

    Good that you made the mesh cover... mine escaped a few times in the past :P

    http://www.ecologyasia.com/verts/amp...field_frog.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorilla83 View Post
    looking good.. the frogs are the same type that I had before!

    Good that you made the mesh cover... mine escaped a few times in the past :P

    http://www.ecologyasia.com/verts/amp...field_frog.htm
    Hi bro, thanks for the id on the frog. Glad to know its not a bullfrog as they can get really big. The mesh is not totally foolproof as its flimsy but it shall do for now.

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    Time I updated this thread. This serves as a 6mth progress log for my vivarium. Can't believe its been more than a year since I've set this up. Here is the tank now side by side with my green tree frog enclosure.
    I've been thinking of removing all the plants on the right side and replace them with a HC or ricca carpet. Fauna now consists of a sole surviving frog and 2 vampire crabs.



    Till the next update.

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    With much consideration, the setup was taken down for the purpose of replacing it with a bigger setup for my green tree frogs.
    I had wanted to sell the setup as a whole and get a new tank to start from scratch but no one was interested in the setup.
    Therefore, I began the process of painstakingly tearing the setup apart, and removed the partition that I used to hide my pumps. This gave me more room in the tank.
    I didn't take pictures during the tearing down as there is nothing interesting about tearing down a setup.
    Here is a picture of the hardscape, branches are collected from the roadside after heavy rain.


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    I reused all my plants from the old setup as it is a waste to throw them away.
    I am going to let the plants grow in for a while before transferring the frogs into the tank.
    Will be going to the farms to get some mini birds nest and broms if I can find any. Somehow I'm not entirely pleased with the setup.
    What do you guys think? Share your opinions please.


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