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Kryptic4L
01-10-2010, 06:48 AM
since i cant decypher between viv and terrarium and paladrium this is just my box. As some of you might of seen it was for sale last week looked something like this.


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/kryptic4l/IMG_0815.jpg


after reading dianas post i was inspired to finish it..


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/kryptic4l/IMG_0835.jpg

Myka
01-10-2010, 04:17 PM
Very cool!

mark
01-10-2010, 04:34 PM
any more pictures?

In the top left, that bark?

Delphinus
01-10-2010, 06:46 PM
Haha I had been debating contacting you when I just noticed it wasn't available anymore.

Looks like a good start!

The terminology is pretty fuzzy. This is how I decipher the whole terrarium/vivarium/paludarium thing:

vivarium - "viv"/"viva" - life - "place of life"
terrarium - "terra" - earth - just land stuff
paludarium - a vivarium incorporating both land and aquatic elements.

So more than one term can apply sometimes.

Whatever you call them, they are dang cool little projects. Can't wait to see where this one goes too. :)

Diana
01-10-2010, 07:11 PM
Excellent! Yay more more more

Kryptic4L
01-10-2010, 11:20 PM
well delph, if its any consolation i was over at pieces today and they have the tank on special for 150, but the exo terras are a bit overpriced, but i enjoy the door system they have in place.

If you need however pm me I have a tonne of leftover stuff I could give you. the grapewood and the random driftwood peices i will not be using. along with extra moss hydro balls dirt etc... hell even the fake plants if you enjoy the fake plants :)



Now as for the rest of this tank I have no clue what I can and cant put in it if i ever plan to support a lizard. So those will come slowly.

I will update when I have more however.

Pescador
01-11-2010, 03:51 AM
Nice job, you can start with some plants while your deciding on a critter.
Did you get a light yet?
Tony you missed out on that one, half the work was done.:biggrin:
+1 on the leftover stuff if someone needs it, fake plants, bark chips and stuff.
I can start someone out with fruitflies and springtails if needed.

Here's a pic of my Exoterra it's grown in like crazy and all the broms have pups. The froggys are hiding.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/Pescador58/Poison%20Dart%20Frogs/IMG_0105.jpg

Delphinus
01-11-2010, 04:14 AM
My problem is I start thinking about what I want to do and I start going overboard with it. I want something I can move all my broms into and I end up planning out this 4' - 5' trapezoidal thing that would need to be custom made and ... and .. and .. I stop it there because there are other things that need attention first. But one day, look out!

Kryptic4L
01-11-2010, 04:22 AM
i got the exo terra light on it right now, but I will just go ahead and assume thats garbage. Perhaps some suggestions ? Also if you know where to go around town to find some good plants for the purpose please let me know.

Pescador
01-11-2010, 04:46 AM
The exoterra light (with the 2 bulbs) is good, I have it on mine. I supplement with a few hours of halide but I have to watch the temps of the frogs.
Two of the exoterras lights (4 bulbs) would probably be plenty.
For plants I tried to make a basic list of suitable ones mostly from the dendroboard and orchidboard forums and looked for small plants at nurseries, and garden centers.
Here's a list of some Vivarium Plants (http://www.doylesdartden.com/plants.html)
The broms came from Hawaiian Botanicals (http://www.hawaiianbotanicals.com/terrarium.html) in Richmond, they have some nice stuff.
Paramount Orchids here in Calgary has a ton of stuff but I had a hard time finding suitable orchids for my viv, I have one still kicking but no flowers.

Kryptic4L
01-11-2010, 06:22 AM
thanks for the response, I guess supplimenting my light with a spare pc fixture just might do the trick.


I will have to look into the plants...

Delphinus
01-11-2010, 07:18 AM
Orchids are a tough sell in a viv, most don't prefer the constant wetness you'll get. Some will probably do well but it's tough finding them.

I might have some mini brom pups that I could set you up with.

You won't find much for mini broms locally in the stores. It's pretty bad for that around here. Just the huge broms (which are nice, but usually too big for vivs). There have been times I've been tempted to ask the zoo for pups of some of their collection (they have some really nice miniatures in their collections :lol:)

LeeR
01-11-2010, 02:50 PM
http://www.paramountorchids.com/Main.html

orchid place in calgery.. just ask for mini orchids that would do well in a terarrium... they should know what your talking about.

Delphinus
01-12-2010, 06:16 PM
So I checked the name tags of the two miniature bromeliads I have that could I could snip a pup off. Neoregelia lilliputiana, and Neo. lilli x Elton. I could snip these off if you wanted something to start with.

What I'd really love to get my hands on is a Neoregelia Fireball and a Vriesea racinae. If you do some mail-order for broms and you happen to notice these available please let me know, we could pool the order and save a bit on shipping if you were into that.

Kryptic4L
01-13-2010, 06:16 AM
So I checked the name tags of the two miniature bromeliads I have that could I could snip a pup off. Neoregelia lilliputiana, and Neo. lilli x Elton. I could snip these off if you wanted something to start with.

What I'd really love to get my hands on is a Neoregelia Fireball and a Vriesea racinae. If you do some mail-order for broms and you happen to notice these available please let me know, we could pool the order and save a bit on shipping if you were into that.

fragging broms ? but on the more serious side, i have a couple things to take care of at the moment but perhaps once I make it back from jamaica we can discuss.

Diana
01-13-2010, 06:47 PM
Hawaiian Botanicals had about 10 species of mini broms in right now... maybe its worth to shoot them an email?

-Diana

Delphinus
01-13-2010, 09:32 PM
I was just checking them out a couple days ago actually. The problem with their store is I'll spend a couple hundred just window shopping. :p

Think I might JUST fire off an order with them!!! So there!

Diana
01-14-2010, 01:52 AM
Haha, right on! Raf and I spent over 100 bucks there the other day.... and we were trying to control ourselves. But now we thought about it and need to go back for more. :mrgreen:

Pescador
01-14-2010, 02:05 AM
When I was feeding froggies today I noticed the my orchid had a flower on it!
It's just tiny about 3/4". The orchid is Bulbophyllum lasiochilum and it's right at the top of the viv with a mister aimed right at it.
You can see how small it is by the shadow of the nozzle.
Cool

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/Pescador58/Poison%20Dart%20Frogs/IMG_0110.jpg

Delphinus
01-14-2010, 02:48 AM
Awesome !! What is the little viney thing surrounding it?