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24" Acylic Cube Build
#1
Well it's been a while since I have posted and decided to catch back up with the hobby. I've still be keeping darts but have been focusing more on my fish hobby. Over the past two years I have been building acrylic aquarium up to 1,000 gallons for people all over the US. I recently built a 24" cube acrylic reptile tank for someone and loved the way it turned out so now I've built one for myself. Below are some pictures of it as it sits empty. I plan constructing the habitat in 3-4 weeks after my little girl is born. Please feel free to leave any feedback as I've been contemplating building more to sell possibly on down the road.

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#2
Very nice!!
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#3
Chris,

How much would something like that cost?


-Byron
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#4
I bought about six of those at a NARBC show in February. They are awesome! They were holding plants but now they're empty. I'm really curious to see what you do with yours. I have a idea but have to finish the current build.
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Armson Wrote:Chris,

How much would something like that cost?


-Byron

$375
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mohlerbear Wrote:I bought about six of those at a NARBC show in February. They are awesome! They were holding plants but now they're empty. I'm really curious to see what you do with yours. I have a idea but have to finish the current build.
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Nice! Be sure to post pictures. I'll post pictures of the process once I move next month to my new place.
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#7
Absolutely man! Looking forward to them.


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#8
Sorry for the long delay but we are so happy to have a healthy baby girl!!! Like a proud daddy I am, here is a photo of her.
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Now, back to what everyone on here is more interested in lol. Since my last post I found this really unique wood for vivariums, American Chestnut. It has really cool characteristics and a hard wood that won't rot. I've been playing with the wood placement all day but so far I think I'm going to stick to this.

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I also started playing around with the placement of bromeliads.
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Please feel free to leave any feedback, good or bad, on what you think so far. I'll be posting more in the next couple of days/ weeks
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#9
That wood is pretty rad looking!


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#10
So had some free time and built the vivarium up. Enjoy Smile

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Here I am starting to plant it:

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#12
looks wonderful. i love the choice of wood.
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ColleenT Wrote:looks wonderful. i love the choice of wood.
Thanks! It's a new wood I discovered that was suitable for vivariums, American Chesnut.
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I had a great time today at the Repticon Baltimore show. I saw some beautiful frogs and plants!! Great selection all around and great vendors too. I ended up helping out Black Jungle today and picked up the rest of the plants I needed to finish this tank off. Made some slight changes as well so I hope you enjoy the teaser and I'll post more pictures tmw.

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Okay as promised, here are some more photos

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Seeded it today and adding leaf litter this week
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#16
Some pictures of the frogs that live in here.
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#17
In my opinion, a 2' cube with full ground space is the bare minimal for a pair of large obligates. I would not attempt a 2.1 in something that small, especially with such little useable ground space.
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#18
So far they are doing okay. Slight aggression issues at first but now seems fine. Already found a jelly mass but no eggs. Lots of calling so I'm just going to leave them be unless I see something I should be concern with. The previous person had them in the same size tank with no issues. Thx for the words and will keep it in mind as I observe them
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Hey Chris
Congrats on being a dad! Your little girl is beautiful. My princess just turned 1 yr last weekend. So she prefers the reef tank over frogs, but hope she enjoys them both in future.

Nice setup and hope eggs are around the corner for you : ) Are those Bilsa or Alto?
Scott - North Dallas
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RanaVenenosa Wrote:Hey Chris
Congrats on being a dad! Your little girl is beautiful. My princess just turned 1 yr last weekend. So she prefers the reef tank over frogs, but hope she enjoys them both in future.

Nice setup and hope eggs are around the corner for you : ) Are those Bilsa or Alto?

Actually they are neither. They are San Lorenzo. I have a 2.1 group

Thx, She loves my discus tank a lot and shows interest in the frog one when they call. She is growing up so fast though so I'm just enjoying everyday I can.
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