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75 gallon build - FrogFreak
#1

Here we go. Big Grin


You can see little screened vents to let the water flow under. I hot glued some eggcrate to the bottom so the foam had something to bite too.

Left side
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Right side
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Front shot
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Front with the background in and some Silicone and GS done on the ledge
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Left side planted
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Right side planted
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Center shot
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Thanks for looking!

Glenn
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#2

Ooops! I forgot the one with the larger vines done before planting.

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Glenn
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#3

OK for the background: On the bottom where the water meets the background, Is that just GS with silicone and coco?

Also, does the water lvl the same for the whole tank or is it just higher in the front. If so do you have a false bottom in the back?
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#4

frogfreak Wrote:Here we go. Big Grin


You can see little screened vents to let the water flow under. I hot glued some eggcrate to the bottom so the foam had something to bite too.

Nevermind, maybe I should read rather then just look at the pictures...

This questions still stands though:

On the bottom where the water meets the background, Is that just GS with silicone and coco?
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#5

EntoCraig Wrote:OK for the background: On the bottom where the water meets the background, Is that just GS with silicone and coco??

Yep, it is. The openings of the cork were filled with pond foam.

EntoCraig Wrote:Also, does the water lvl the same for the whole tank or is it just higher in the front. If so do you have a false bottom in the back?

The water 1 1/2" through the entire tank. The screen let's it flow through. I filled the land area with Leca/Hydroton and a layer of plastic screen. Then about two inch"s of substrate. There's very few terrestrial plants (Two I think) in there and they're also plants that are shallow rooted. A Kangaroo fern and one other.

Glenn
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#6

I see.... Is their a filter or pump in the water?
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#7

EntoCraig Wrote:I see.... Is their a filter or pump in the water?

Nope, but there is a blanket of duckweed in there to keep the water clean. I have to fish it out once and a while or it becomes a mat. Some Java and another floating plant.

Glenn
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#8

Yeah I am familiar with duckweed. In the aquarium trade we just call it herpes.

This is great I'll probably hit you up with more questions as I get closer to building the 80. I have several tanks to build first but this will be a great reference.

Thanks!
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#9

herpes... :lol:

Your welcome and no problemo.

Glenn
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#10

Raising the bar on us huh Glenn.... high fives on this viv

Scott - North Dallas
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#11

I'm working on a 75 build right now...dont be surprised if I steal your technique, I really like it. Whats going in this tank?

-Field Smith
Some frogs...
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#12

Very nice Glenn. Really like the way you planted the tank, that's where I usually struggle.

brad
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#13

Hi Field,

A pair or trio of Tincs. I want to tank raise the tads. Smile

Hi Brad,

The planting is where I struggle too. I'm already thinking about removing some plants and changing things up a bit... :oops:

Glenn
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#14

Craftsmanship at its best me old mate,particularly drawn to the can 'o' Canadian 8)
Glen the vinework at the front is very cool,how is it done? Better get back to it i guess :roll:
Much approval here mate well done
Stu
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#15

Thanks Stu! You can't work on a viv without a beer in your hand can you?? :lol:

The smaller vines are just nylon rope covered in silicone and coco fiber.

The larger ones were made of GS and covered the same way.

Take some saran wrap and mist it with water. Squirt in a line of GS to desired thickness and let it expand a bit. Around 3-4 times it's original size. It'll start to get somewhat hard in under 10 minutes. Give it another misting of water and wrap it lightly. The GS will harden to a point where it can be bent into and shape you would like. Practice a bit and it's easy peazy. 8)

Cheers

Glenn
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#16

Thanks mate,Glen even though we both speak the same language damn it amazes me when on a different country's site just how many words i have no idea what they are,alot are product names,yeah ok some are just beyond my humble grasp because i can do ok on most stuff but struggle with letters and English, what on earth is saran wrap :lol: ,i'm guessing the thin polyethene stuff that they use to wrap food,but i might be way off.
I'm a picky old sod with vivs mate,ha you know that already,despite our friendship its really a damn fine bit of work,i'm not just saying that,i really like this one!!
Glen which tinc is it for?
goodonya mate
Stu
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#17

Saran wrap is just that, Stu. http://www.saranbrands.com/ I struggle with some of the real English words too! :lol:

Thanks again!

It seems when I build a viv I'm almost never happy with it. I'm very picky too. Every time I build a viv I see room for improvement. Live and learn I guess. Expensive way to learn though!! :roll:

My Wife and I haven't decided what Tinc we're going to put in it yet. We've bounced around the idea of adding Vittatus. It would be perfect for them, but that would take away from my experiment. I just might have to build another... 8)

Cheers

Glenn
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#18

ruddy heck that was a good shot in the dark,thanks for that mate. Damn that last sentence made me laugh.Yeah never happy with ones own work is the way it is,i guess,but its a good way to be mate,it means one is always pushing and never complacent, ha drives some folks nuts though.
Serious head on learnt alot today,bet i'm saying that in ten yrs
seeya
Stu
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#19

OMG this is SICK! i Wish i have your talent. great set up.

0.0.2 ‘Turquoise and Bronze’ D. Auratus (Michael Shrom line)
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