Some Pix of the 20 long terrarium I built...

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Some Pix of the 20 long terrarium I built...

Post by Kermit on Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:48 am

... in my downtime this summer when I was with out my pc. I just had a spare 20 long laying around so I figured I'd attempt my first planted terrarium. I also have another that I did with an 18 inch cube tank but I have to finish taking pix of that one now that it's done Smile I did one in a river/creek edge motif that would be suitable for newts and salamanders, and the 18" cube I did for arborial frogs.

Here's the 20 long river's edge motif. I'm not sure what all the plants are but the ones I do know I'll state Smile (FYI I took the pictures that are in that shadow box above the terrarium too, 'cept the one on the far left a friend in Nunavite (sp?) Canada took that one out her back door).

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That flower is just a Dhalia I took off the plant outside sitting inthe little pond of water Smile

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From Above

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All the moss, rocks, bark and decor are things I had collected from around my own house. Moss, bark, and rocks are from the gardens.

The little chinese man that tends to the terrarium Smile

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and his house Smile that is called a "split rock" succulent in the fore ground with some Jade and verigated broad leafed tropical plant, and of course the pink is the Dhalia.

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close up of the split rock succulent

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and the other side is more jade plants and in the corner is Dragon's blood.

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This one is called "E.T's Fingers"

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This one shows the different layers that are involved in a planted terrarium

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Sorry about the glare.

And how it looks at night (2 different light fixtures (one was a bar one was a dome) is why the lighting is different).

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So I guess that's about it... thanks for looking Smile


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Post by samsleopardgeckos on Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:10 am

that looks great Kel Smile

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Post by Kermit on Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:12 am

HAhaha thanks again Sam... I've been pretty busy with out having my pc... caught up on some much needed zen time Smile

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Post by kathstew on Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:51 am

Holy moly! That is amazing Kel! Seriously, I am really jealous! That is a beautiful tank!
When are you going to put an animal in it? You must have put HOURS into that. Its amazing! :O

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Post by Kermit on Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:03 am

It took a couple days and a couple changes Kathryn... at first I was thinking of putting a mandarin salamander in there, t.shanjing... but the only resident in there now is an 8 inch long earth worm Smile thanks for the compliment... if you like that one wait till you see the 18" cube... I should have that up later

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Post by smsararas2 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:56 am

It looks great Kel. That is a talent you have there and I am sure what ever you put in there is going to be very happy.
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Post by Kermit on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:05 am

Thanks Jolene Smile for now it will only house plants and a worm Smile T.Shanjing won't be in season again till spring. Altho some smaller caudata are a possibility like marbled, red eft or some other small fella like that since shanjing can get the same size as a leo Smile but DECENT looking

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I think he'd wreck the joint aye? Smile

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Post by gothicgurrrl on Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:30 am

wow that set-up is absolutely amazing!
I'm so jealous Very Happy It looks awesome! Very Happy Very Happy
I want a tank like this one day Very Happy
Can't wait to see what you put in it Smile
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Post by asianpersuasion on Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:02 am

That looks great kel. Ill sell you my Tiger Salamander Very Happy

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Post by Kermit on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:09 am

Ha yeah Jay, that wouldn't wreck a thing in that viv now would it Smile my interest in salamanders started because I wanted a texas barred tiger Smile

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Post by asianpersuasion on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:12 am

LOL ok so maybe he would dig up about everything in there LOL but hey i was just tryin to help you out with the salamander LOL. I love salamanders but the tiger salamander is just sooooooooooo Boring. They are 100 times less active then leos are lol but hes pretty and just neat to look at

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Post by Kermit on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:21 am

Yeah tigers are just nice slimy inactive puppy dogs that gape at you for worms Smile that's their appeal isn't it? Altho my leo Eros is just about as inactive as a tiger Smile

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Post by asianpersuasion on Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:25 am

LOL ya speaking of gaping for worms i need to go feed the chunky fella

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Post by LindseyM16 on Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:57 am

Wow that looks so awesome! I've always wanted a salamander, I presonally think a "water lizard" is really neat and the set ups would be awesome

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