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75 gallon vivarium
#1
Just wanted to post my most recent viv I built. It is a 75 gallon, 48" X 13" X 22". Tell me what you think,

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Plants list includes:
Orchids: 2 oncidium ( 1 epiphyte, 1 terrestrial), 1 paphiopedulum, 1 Pleurothallis scurrulla, 1 miniature dendrobium.
Broms: Neo. Olens, 3 neo fireballs, 1 neo fiesta, 2 vriesa miniatures, 2 tillandsia ionantha's (just bloomed)
Ferns: caterpillar fern, two unidentified species, selaginella uncinata, selaginella "cypress moss"
Java moss, tropical moss, pillow moss, creeping fig, and a few clumps of duckweed. There may be a few more, I just don't remember Smile

I am intending on housing a group of about 10 ventrimaculatus in this viv after a few more weeks.

Ed Parker
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#2
That looks great. How did you make the "bridge" where the land is over the water? How big is it? I am going to make a vivarium that is 72x38x30 and would like to know where you got your orchids.
Brooks
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#3
that looks damn good, nice job. did you use the false bottom method? what kind of pdfs are you going to put in there
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#4
wow.the tank looks amazing.GREAT JOB.now i am very new to PDFs and this may sound like adumb question but,what is the black stuff on top of the gravel? is it just soil?
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#5
Ed,

Nice tank, what did you use for the backing?

Mike
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#6
Amazing Viv.

Cheers
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#7
Thanks for the comments,

Mantella guy, the land is just held back by a piece of tree fern root panel, which I cut into that rounded shape. The orchids were all locally purchased, except the pleuorthallis scurrula, which I got with some vents from Jon Werner.

JT3rry, I did use the false bottom method. My style though, I leave a gap about 1/2 " from the glass around the front, and sides, and fill it in with gravel. i think it looks better than an original false bottom design, plus adds for a bit more bacterial growth due to surface area.

Dmoney, the black stuff is just coco brick stuff, which I use for substrate.

Dart frog, the back ground is Cork wall paneling. I haven't found any for sale. I picked this stuff up from a local frogger.

I will update with pics as soon as the group of vents is living in it.

Ed Parker
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#8
Ed,
Thanks for the info about the bridge - I will do it some day. You can get cork panels from
www.herpsupplies.com. If you need any more plants go to www.cloudjungle.com
Brooks
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