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blueblue48 02-06-2007 11:12 PM

Will's first 10 gallon vivarium!!
 
ok i went to walmart and saw that a ten gallon just the glass tank is only 10 dollars. i have a hood extra from my sister that i need a use for and i really want some fire belly toads.... you know what that means. i plan on making a 3/4 land and 1/4 water setup with a corner of water and a shelf stood above the water to hold up some rocks slate and dirt. then i plan on getting a small pump and running it from the open water area with a tube to an elevated waterfall running into a small stream which leads all the way back to the water. i plan in getting pvc pipes to hold up a particle board flat sheet (cut down to size) that way i can place rocks and dirt for some live plants and i think it should retain some water for more humidity. its gonna be my coolest project yet and im going to remember to take lots of pictures along the whole process so that others can make there own vivarium or terrarium. check back im starting with buying the tank tomorrow!!!

musho3210 02-06-2007 11:17 PM

i wish you the best of luck, make sure you get a hood as they are escape artists

Firebelly girrl 02-07-2007 04:49 PM

i have 3 firebellys, and i wanted to give you a heads up, THEY SAY IN THE WATER 95% of the time! so you might want to do 3/4 water and 1/4 land! but its up to you, keep us posted on the pics!
good luckk =)

blueblue48 02-07-2007 08:32 PM

well i figure that if they want some water theres a stream and maybe ill get or make a little pond halfway for sittage im still really playing around with the idea.

musho3210 02-07-2007 08:33 PM

i have a little aquasape thing that i can show you, just wait up

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...ersonagain.jpg

blueblue48 02-08-2007 07:57 PM

wow thats a cool concept and i would definatly use it if i had a 20 gallon long!! too bad, anyways i looked at the size of the tank versus the size of the frogs and i really just want to scratch my other idea and start clean. so now i am setting up a half and half thing. one half land made out of gravel for a fish tank and the other have a slope with shallow water. for plants i want to get some bamboo since it will root fin in gravel and will have a good supply of water(plus the hood is flourescant so it will grow better hopefully?) i might make a cave or little hut or something for it later and ill take some pictures of what i have done so far.
hopefully youll like it.

blueblue48 02-08-2007 08:49 PM

ok well here it is so far. im going to get a backing for a sense of depth and maybe make a line of bamboo on the back. also where the buddha is im going to put a clump of bamboo there and where the pot is... well i dont really know what im doing with the pot it just found its way in there and i might take it out or i might not depending on how i feel about it.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b8...8/DSCN0348.jpg

blueblue48 02-08-2007 08:49 PM

its not jazzy or anything but it has good potential and when it is done it will be THE GREATEST HABITAT FOR A FIRE BELLY TOAD IN THE WORLD!!! MUAHAHHA MUAHAHHA AHHASDHGASJDGABSVJLASG!! ok sorry got excited.

musho3210 02-08-2007 09:43 PM

hmm you could add more water and less land.

blueblue48 02-09-2007 09:55 PM

well i changed it up a bit theres more water by a little and less land plus i took the pot and turned it right side up, added soil and then pushed up gravel around it making a small island thing. then i added a ponytail pom plant thats pretty small. hopefully over the weekend i can get the background and maybe bamboo? no pics right now my mom has "misplaced the camera"


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