tnx all for the advice, i actually took some of them and changed some stuff around in the tank ;)
i removed the branches and yes indeed it does look more peacefull. |I also added a few rocks to the right side to fill up the gap.
The biggest change to the eye is the addidition of the mirror...
1 month ago i started this little tank (45x28x28).
i used to have a planted tank a few years ago but then i switched to a vivarium/paludarium, about a month ago i couldn't resist the urge anymore to start another tank.
I wanted a simple low tech tank which still looks kinda cool, i bought the...
it grows really good emersed :) i believe in its original habbitat it also grows submersed and emersed in streams and rocks.
i have removed the glass for filming :) tnx for all the positive reactions, i am really happy with this tank!
i use no substrate at all, all plants are growing directly on the background or wood, except for the plant in the top left corner, there is a little substrate (normal potting earth). The bromeliads are attached with a nylon panty to the vines.
you mean what kind of plants go at what height ? i am not someone who does things by the book, so i try all kinds of stuff with the plants. it is not so much the height that makes a difference (although some species need to stay high due to the light they need) but most of them is more about wet...
the tank at the Vivarium exhibition in the netherlands
that is me in the background :)
and a short movie of one of my long tailed lizards which is feeding on fruitflies
tonight or tomorow i will upload a movie of the full tank
doesn't go as fast as i hoped due to other stuff i need to do, but yesterday i had a spare hour so here is a small update
i am trying to fit the slate not completely horizontal, because if i do that in the whole viv it will look to artificial, so every few layers i try to tilt the slate a bit...
Yeah those tricolors :)
Daddy Tricolor with tadpoles on his back, on his way to find a place to drop them in the water.
they are not poisonous anymore, due to their diet. most of these frogs obtain their poison from the food they eat (fire ants etc) in my vivarium they get normal fruitflies.
Some might call me crazy, but maybe that's just what i am
I am rebuilding my vivarium from this:
to a combination of this:
I have been looking at my vivarium for three years, and the viv became nicer and nicer along these years. But the problem is, that i am someone who needs to...
tnx for all the positive comments :) i will be changing the layout drasticly over the upcoming months. I want to make something like this.
will need some new pomps for the waterfall and have to make a complete new background. But when i saw this picture i was sold.... I need to make this... :)
this is a movie me and 30 other guys (from tweakers.net) made. We had 0 budget and we are not actors :) just to let you know ;)
I am the Nikon terrorist that opens the 1st scene and ends on the roof.
the video was uploaded to youtube 3 days ago and already we have over 300.000 views :)
have to be honest with you, i don't mist.. at all.
All i have is a background dripping system, that drips some water every 3 hours on the background. humidity is ok due to the heated waterpart in the front that evaporates all day long.
as you can see, all is growing well
it has been a while that i posted something about my viv.
this is a video i shot a few months back
also won first prize in the vivarium contest last march here in holland :)
http://www.vivariumbeurs.nl/index.php?o ... 41&lang=en
i took the advice from Dziabag with the filters, looks a lot better this way :) i already had some mosses on the branches, which is also starting to grow nicely :)
The glosso is also starting to form a carpet, so i am a happy man.
Re: [post vivarium] Double AquaQube "Divided by zero"
i guess 2 independent ones would be best, i will try with easycarbo first, and in the meantime in can look for a co2 set
i also added some extra moss in the left tank to give it more of a island feel, will post pics tonight.
they are book ends, but i don't have any books;)
water and plants added today, i didn't have enough time to plant the glosso stem by stem, so i planted it in little clutches, hopefully it will form a nice carpet soon.
in the back i planted christmas moss (grown onto a sheet of filter foam...
Nice photo's John, i remember you taking the last photo of the nano, like a real director telling the people to put their nose against the glass :) Very nice Nano aswell
@Mark, how is the "movie" working out so far? or did you lost that aswell?
Inspired by the tanks i saw in a video of ukaps in a art gallery, i am trying to combine 2 styles i had seen.
there was 1 big tank, with a large piece of wood, that was chopped and placed on the outside of the tank, i thought it looked amazing!
Then i saw the triptych tanks and i thought let's...
It was fun to see ukaps again, to bad graeme and stu weren't there. just got home after 5 days vivarium, and still need to go back tomorow to get all my stuff home.
so for now: tnx for the beer ;) and i will see if i get edited out of the "movie"
see you guys and girls! next year
at the moment i do not add pressurized co2, i do add easycarbo and profito.
not yet changed the lights (stock lights are really bad). i am planning on adding led bulbs, but still need to find somewhere i can buy them (maybe someone can direct me @ something on the internet?)
there is some space...
it has been a while ago that i posted something here, but with "vivarium" coming up in march i am trying to set up a fluval edge tank for the ADA stand. (i am one of many people that help at "vivarium" each year)
i am by no means a expert on scaping, so do not expect to much from this :)
@Graeme the guys at the exhibition are www.dutch-rana.nl and www.green-nature.nl these guys sell the style of viv's i use.
@ the rest, tnx for the compliments :)
the plantnames mentioned by dw1305 are correct
I already posted some pics of my viv in a other thread, but i've got a lot more pics to share.
the viv is 100cm high 80cm width and 60cm deep these pics are from the period i got the tank (end 2008) till today
happy vieweing :)
this is how i bought the viv (second hand, made by a belgium shop)...
tnx Graeme :)
will post some pics of the viv soon, in the meantime i will bore you guys with the qube :)
replaced the stones and replaced and added some plants. added 10 galaxys (very nice fish for a small tank ) :)
the front isn't always open, just for the photo's ;) ( you can see the glass panel on the floor in the picture.
to get rid of the condensation there are 3 vent strips in the tank
1 at the lower front, right where the glasspanel should go.
2 at the top 1 in front and 1 in the back. this...
i am mark from the netherlands and got introduced to ukaps on the vivarium fair over here, where Graeme, Stu and Dan? showed some great scapes!
Here are some picture of my old rekord 120
as you can see i changed scapes a lot with this tank, due to the small depth of this tank, i...