Fantastica Nominal Cork Stump 18x18x24

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  1. erikm

    erikm Administrator Staff Member

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    I found an epic piece of cork round that reminded me of a mini cork tree stump, so I figured I could set this viv up with a center piece cork trunk.

    Of course the inside is hollow and easily accessible by many openings, so it should provide some great cover for the future inhabitants.

    I have two 13 watt Jungle Dawn bulbs on the way, as well as a couple sheets of Folius Spyra product. I'll start planting once these items arrive.

    The build will also include a vented glass top and 60mm internal fan to keep the orchids and bromeliads happy.


    Background completed:
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    Leca false bottom washed and added:
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    Substrate all mixed together (40% fir bark, 40% coco coir, 15% sphagnum, 5% horticultural charcoal)
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    Window screen barrier, substrate and cork trunk added - final placement of cork trunk yet to be determined but this is kind of close:
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    Once planting is done I'll update and include photos and a plant list.
     
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    I like the way this is turning out! Looking forward to seeing it all planted up.
     
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    Looking good. What kind of frogs are you looking to put in there?
     
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    Thanks!

    I haven't exactly decided which frogs yet, but it'll be one of the Ranitomeya species.
     
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    Looking good

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    Your getting me excited to start my next build. Too bad it won't be until March when those biopods are supposed to ship.
    Damn addictions.


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    Looks Great
    I am working on a few smaller build as well
     
  8. erikm

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    Internal 60mm fan setup I'll be using for this build:

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    Ranitomeya paradise. Nice work dude.


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    Looks like your going all out on this build. Looking good man.


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    Planting round 1! Lots of orchids (thanks Drew!), some ficus oakleaf, small noid fern and a couple peps.

    I've left room for 2-3 neos and then I am also picking up more plants and mosses this weekend. Round 2 is Saturday :D

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    Beautiful viv!
     
  13. erikm

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    Thanks Elisa.

    Planting round 2 is done :D

    Lots more leaf litter will be added once everything grows in.

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    Looks great.
    What is the round plant in picture 3?
     
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    It is a butterwort I believe. A carnivorous plant. I will find out species name.
     
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    Fantastic start!
    Can't wait to see this one grow in.
     
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    @EricH Im pretty sure its Pinguicula moranensis, never seen one of those in a viv should be great for those stupid little gnats you see sometimes :D
     
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    You are correct. I found this out earlier and forgot to post it. Thanks!
     
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    Thank you sir :D
     
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    Thank you.
     

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