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Drilled 65 gallon viv build
#1
I have been having a used fish tank sitting empty for some time now. I have finally decided to go ahead and build it so I guess Ill post my process along the way. This viv will have either a waterfall or drip wall and a small pond around a stump. I am going to create it with multiple layers and have a 2 or 3 sided background of GS, cork, and clay.

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Playing around with wood placement

Any thought on the wood placement would be great too.
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#2
****UPDATE****

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Background finished

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Decided not to do the pond

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Placing broms
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#3
Looking good Chris. I guess you changed directions. I know you were looking to put that big piece of wood in the front left. I'm finally getting one of the 40's put together I got from you.
Jon
1.0.6 D. Leucomelas
0.0.2 D. Azureus
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#4
fishguyturnedfrog Wrote:Looking good Chris. I guess you changed directions. I know you were looking to put that big piece of wood in the front left. I'm finally getting one of the 40's put together I got from you.

Yes I did...pond wasnt needed for the species and decided to create more land lol. Its fully planted now so ill post another photo later
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#5
Ok, Ill post some updated pictures tomorrow but here is the plants in here so far:

Broms:
A. Haiku
N. Night Sky
N. Domino
N. Prairie Fire
V. Red Chesnut

Orchids:
Angnaeaum didiemx Self
Bulb. Longissimumx Mastigiam Putidum
Scaphyslottis Radiata

Other Tropicals:
Aroid Vine
Pearcea Hypocrytiflora
Antnarium Scandens
Cissus Discolor
Begonia "Little Darling"
Syngonium Rayii

Ill be planting more as it grows in but just waiting to see how it grows in.
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#6
What frogs are you planning to put in here Chris?
ZG
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#7
Its a surprise Wink. Might decide to put them in the 65 vert though and do a group of Leucs in this one though.
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#8
Guess we'll have to wait and see! A 65 vert would be an awesome tank.
ZG
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#9
goods Wrote:Guess we'll have to wait and see! A 65 vert would be an awesome tank.

I'll try to post pictures of that too!
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#10
Can't wait to see it too! Are your standard lamasi, err... sirensis breeding pretty regularly for you now?
ZG
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#11
goods Wrote:Can't wait to see it too! Are your standard lamasi, err... sirensis breeding pretty regularly for you now?

Yes, they just started breeding again for me :-)
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#12
Ok, here is the surprise. I absolutely love the different patterns these guys have. They are very active too! Its a proven 4.2 group as well Smile

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#13
Very nice Viv! so whats the secret to have the frogs not move for the camera ? lol i guess your frogs are photogenic!

How do you plan on draining the viv when it gets too full?

Juan
0.0.2 ‘Turquoise and Bronze’ D. Auratus (Michael Shrom line)
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#14
Patients, quick shutter speed, and an extra hand to help in case one try's to escape helps a lot!!! The tank is drilled so all I do is open the ball valve and drain to the level I want.
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#15
Updated Picture-

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Left Side
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Right Side
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Here are the owners of this vivarium:

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Whats going on?
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#17
The plants:

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#18
3 different clutches of eggs found today Smile. Each clutch has three eggs too!
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