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Vert construction journal
#1
well this is my first construction journal so bear with me
all the pics turned out yellowish sorry

heres the tank
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the hood
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the plexiglass bottom panel with tape and marking for vent holes i made one for the top to
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view of the plexiglass with holes in it
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close up view
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finished product without door sorry for the crappy pic this was the best one out of like 30
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close up of the bottom
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with the false bottom in and the shore line cut out
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piece of wood im gonna use
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just put the foam in. This was the first time I used the stuff and I thought it turned out better than I hoped the black thing is a film canister Im gonna use as a flower pot.
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covering the great stuff
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Done Background
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Top of the background
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next is the shore
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close up of the shore
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background with shore
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I didnt like seeing under the false bottom or the great stuff so I covered it with electrical tape I know it looks photoshoped but its not
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whole thing done
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And here are the hinges and latch Im going to be using but im only gonna use 2 hinges
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Im pretty happy with how it turned out

I bought some kyto moss spores off of ebay so thats what Ill use for moss and maybe some java moss if its wet enough

now all I need to do is find some mini broms
Im gonna try to keep the plants in this tank small so it looks bigger

Thanks for looking
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#2
Looks Great! Cant wait to see some pictures when youve planted it. I am curious is the water just going to be a still pond? or did you build in a pump?
Good first attempt overall.
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#3
Thanks
There wont be a water feater but the water in the pond will be connected to the water under the false bottom by a straw I put in the great stuff as I was building it up.
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#4
I found a nice piece of wood that I put in my viv. I want to grow some java moss on it but I doubt it’ll be wet enough
Here it is
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And…
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Then I put some LECA in
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Added some dirt and plants
And here’s what I got
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I’m still not done I want to add more plants to the background and I have to plant the Kyoto Moss spores but the instructions say that it’ll take up to 8 weeks for it to fully grow.
and I’m still not done the door in fact I haven’t even started it I was so excited that I could plant the thing that I totally forgot that there wasn’t a door.
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#5
heres an updated pic I added three more plants and the brom up top is starting to turn red but you cant really see it

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I havent even started on the door yet but I wont be puting frogs in it till the end of the year.
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#6
Very nice looking. Great job Smile
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#7
Looking good.. No frogs till end of the year?! wow you have patience.

Thanks for sharing.

Frank
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#8
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I havent even started on the door yet but I wont be puting frogs in it till the end of the year.[/quote]

nice tank
so are there alredy frogs in :?:

grtz achraf
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#9
awesome tank, good design, any updates?
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#10
It looks awsome!
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#11
probably one of the best tanks i've ever seen
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#12
That is a cool looking tank! Did you ever put the frogs in it? Do you have any new pictures?
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#13
Pretty nice little photo journal / build thread.
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