D3monic's super build thread

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby D3monic » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:42 am

Heres a few grow in shots of the more recent vivs.

benedicta

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby frogfreak » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:58 am

Nice looking tanks!

I especially like the Retic tank. Any breeding from them at all? I've heard they're shy. True?
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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby D3monic » Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:17 pm

They where pretty bold at first but now that they ARE breeding I hardly ever see them. I have gotten 3 clutches of eggs from them so far and a few tads in the water. Benedicta I have only gotten one clutch but lots of calling and following. Very bold in comparison to some of my other frogs...I actually see my benedicta more than most my other frogs.
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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby phelsumaman » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:00 pm

whats the red & black striped plant in your retic viv? Looks like a lovely brom (I presume?) to use as a focal point in the viv Im currenlty designing

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby D3monic » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:11 pm

Just a red Cryptanthus or earthstar
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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby phelsumaman » Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:16 pm

really! that is one very red cryptanthus, I've seen red, pink & orange varieties but nothing that bright before, is it a specific cultivar or are you using some mega bright lighting in that viv?

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby D3monic » Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:53 pm

its just close to the light, I have the same stars in other tanks further from the light and they are a pale red with green to them.
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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby Philsuma » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:39 pm

bumping this as it's a great construction thread and contains info on silicone / GE .

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby EntoCraig » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:19 pm

Its funny, you bump the stuff I tend to be researching... WIN.

Great looking tanks BTW.

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby Philsuma » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:29 pm

^^ That's why I bumped it. :wink: I know where the goodies are located here. I just take my ladder and go select the right book (thread) in the library to help you out.

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby EntoCraig » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:31 pm

Much appreciated.

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby Philsuma » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:52 pm

made this a much deserved sticky.

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby Juand15 » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:41 pm

D3monic, you clearly have a talent. I want to thank you for having pictures of the set ups and the how to's, while i should be studying for Business communication i am here learning how to correctly make my Viva for my future frogs. also know that thanks to your post i mentioned in another thread have inspired me to get the hobby started. and by that doing a lot of research.

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby EntoCraig » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:38 pm

Agreed this thread is so sick and awesome! Very helpful and the attention to detail is something I can relate to.

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby DianeCarter » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:22 am

Mike,
I am building a new viv and read your thread--very helpful! A question--it's been over a year since you built these, are you still happy with the clay tank? I guess I'm just curious, since the clay was cat litter! I want to try it, if you're still happy with it and it's held up well.
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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby D3monic » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:41 am

DianeCarter wrote:Mike,
I am building a new viv and read your thread--very helpful! A question--it's been over a year since you built these, are you still happy with the clay tank? I guess I'm just curious, since the clay was cat litter! I want to try it, if you're still happy with it and it's held up well.


Honestly I couldn't tell you. I had to get out of the hobby due to allergies. broms didn't seem overly happy with how moist the litter was but ferns and ect did pretty well. Insainly heavy though as you could guess.

Thanks everyone for the compliments and the honor of this thread being made a sticky.
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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby Philsuma » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:02 pm

The honour is ours Mike. We miss ya. Your builds and frog room was one of the best. I hope you'll be back - with allergy meds, in the future.

Thank you !

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby Juand15 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:20 am

it is incredible how much information is in this thread!

thanks D3monics and its a bummer you had to leave the hobby!

best regards

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Re: D3monic's super build thread

Postby Philsuma » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:47 pm

bumping this for Carson. It's a great thread.


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