Newest Terrarium Two 30 gallon tanks one on top of the other.

iliketerrariumsJanuary 13, 2006

The last picture was of the newly hatched baby lizard.

Suggestions, questions, or comments very welcomed.

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back2eight(South MS)

hey, thats nice. I wish I had some plants to send you, but I just don't! I'm still trying to get enough for my new tanks myself. I am suprised by the lack of knowledge that the local nurseries have about the plants that they sell. I bought some plants last week, but have no clue what they are or if they will do well. I would much rather buy plants from people who know what they are!

    Bookmark   January 15, 2006 at 9:32PM
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Yeah! See, thats the same way I feel! Ooops! Thanks for the comment! OK....The first Pic was taken with just the blue lights on, hence the blue tint, all the others were taken with both the actinic blues and daylights on, and I cant see a blue tint, I am looking into some of those "air type plants" and maybe some small vine/climbing plants that will fill in the background, I have the creeping fiscus in the tank now but it has yet to "creep" in the right direction! (up!) Do I have to "teach" it to do so? Please advise! =)

    Bookmark   January 16, 2006 at 1:46PM
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Looks good, but what sort of drainage system do you have in the bottom of the tank? And how do you access the inside for maintenance.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2006 at 4:19PM
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mucky water you must be psychic! I just posted the following in the "discussions" section! =)
I notice a few days ago that I had water collecting in the bottom of my tank, this was happening from the misting, it was obviously being done to many times, I had about two inches of water which is way to much as it got up into the soil, I have no drains as I didnt want to risk cracking the bottom of the tank, this must have been going on for a while as the water that I removed from the bottom smelled foul, like rotted vegetation, I removed the water two days ago and the plants never looked "sick" and have noticed new growth on my plants, the question is, should I worry about root rot or anything else? like mold? The ventilation is good and the anoles are fine as they drink water drops from leaves, but I am still concerned mostly about mold, I dont see any but Im no expert, again, the plants and animals seem fine, any help or comments would be appreciated =)

    Bookmark   January 22, 2006 at 8:03PM
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Ikike: Great start. Would you care to share how you built the background? I have many terrariums but not for frogs, but put layers of diff substrait for drainage and learn how much to water over time. I often (if overdo it) use twisted paper towel (into tight roll) and stick into soil and it will wik up and dry soil out (ie put more substraight in for drainage such as larger stones, laetrate (sp) charcoal for absorbing toxins (from older books but still valid info). Here are links to various sites where they have much more advanced information. Looks good so far. Sherry

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    Bookmark   January 30, 2006 at 8:31PM
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I used the expanding foam method, just copy and paste the link below,, just go there and look at the large four foot tank and it will give you very detailed directions, including pics! =)

    Bookmark   January 30, 2006 at 10:54PM
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