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lots of orchids & 46 Bowfront for Leucs
So my second viv is finally finished, and I've got it planted enough that I feel like it's time to show off a little. The tank is going to house a group of 4 leucs within the next few months. My lighting is in the mail right now, so the pictures were taken with temporary lights borrowed from my 6 gallon tank. There are a couple of waterproof fans built into the background to provide air circulation for the orchids.

The tank is pretty well planted now, but there are a few more things I'd like to add. Mostly more jewel orchids and smaller plants to fill in the gaps. I'd like a Ludisia discolor in the front left corner, along with a couple species of Anoectochilus. I'll probably add more Macodes petola near the african violets on the right, and move the Goodyera up to the top terrace under the broms if it can handle the low light there. I'm looking for a Haraella odorata and a few more small Bulbophyllums and Pleurothallis, and maybe Dendrobiums. I'm definitely open to suggestions for plants to fill in the space between the orchids. I might try a Nepenthes if I can find a small enough one.

I'm pretty happy with the way this one turned out. I hope it'll be a good home for the leucs.

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A. Phal. Montclari King X Phal. Taisuco Smile
B. Masd. Maui Jewel
C. Slc. Fire Lighter
D. Pot. Hoku Gem 'Freckles'
E. Brassavola nodosa
F. Bc. Hippodamia
G. Slc. Bright Angel X Lc. Mini Purple
H. Gongora armeniaca
I. Laelia harpophylla
J. Onc. Kinberly Kosaki 'Ballerina'
L. Cishweinfia sheehanae
M. Paph. Impulse X Paph. urbanianum
N. Maxillaria tenufolia
O. Ascda. Chaisiri 'Korat'
P. Cattleya schilleriana
Q. Mediocalcar decoratum
R. Dendrobium kingianum
S. Neofenitia falcata
T. Goodyera schlectendaliana
U. Pleurothallis brighamii
V. Macodes petola
W. Bulbophyllum monoliforme

I apparently don't know the alphabet so there's no letter K.
Wow, very nice tank for some very lucky leucs!
its probably good for every frog
Very nice.
What kind of light do you have?
very nice!!
Oh, cool! That's a really nice set up Smile.
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Sensational design!
Your water section is rad! I really like the stream. The whole thing is beautiful. I'd really like to see this one is person! Great job with the planting and thanks for sharing the plant list.
I would like to know:
What substrate did you use?
Is there a false bottom?
What pump are you using?

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Wow that is one of the best streambed vivs I've ever seen.
What do you have for a top on that bowfront? I can't seem to find a tight fitting one anywhere? Is yours homemade?
love it!
beautiful setup, I love the water flowing over the driftwood!
newbie to darts.
I have had many years experience with freshwater and saltwater reefs(especially reefs!)
i also have a leopard gecko
Big Grin That is one beautiful tank! Wow!!! Your frogs are very lucky!

nice tank man.
Very nice tank.....some lucky leucs to live there.
1.0 Red-Eared Slider (Tj)
0.0.1 Common Snapper (Albert)
2.0 Parakeets (Petey, Paul)
1.2 Mutts (Tyson, Lacey, Maggie)
0.1 Cat (Jasmin)
0.0.1 Blue Gill (Bert)
Awesome tank.

Gonna be tough but maybe try to get some leaf litter in there...maybe in the back or corner. Essential for good springtail production.

"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana".
Hi Steve, did you reply to the questions various people asked you about construction of your "46 bowfront for Leucs...lots of orchids"? I'm brand new to this method of communication and don't necessarily understand how everything works. Yours is my favorite viv ever!!! I would like to construct a similar water feature . What kind of pump did you use to produce such a strong water flow? Is it on a timer or do you leave it on all the time? What lights do you use to keep your plants so happy? Do you have a drainage system in your 46 tank? How about a misting system? Many thanks for your advice. (Any chance I could just call you on the phone for a 10 minute conversation? I'm in total awe of what you've created and I need some guidance!!) Many thanks.....
Bump this for the Orchids !

"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana".
Awesome tank! cant wait to see something bloom...

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