Featured Viv Build From Scratch

Discussion in 'Construction & Parts' started by TheForSaken, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. TheForSaken

    TheForSaken Member

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    Got my moss spread throughout.
    Picture is with my son for perspective, this thing is Huge.
     
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    Wow I missed this last post. That viv is awesome!
     
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    looks great

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    Looks amazing. It will grow in beautifully Great job.

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    I've featured this thread due to it's sheer awesomeness!
     
  6. TheForSaken

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    Thanks guys!
    Really appreciate it :)

    I'm super excited to get this viv planted, have a plant list that seems to change everyday. I do know that I want miniature everything, from bromeliads to orchids... so many great options to choose from, makes my head spin.
    Beings that my background is so vertically straight, up and down. And the shadows that the plants will cast down to the plants below. I took the advice from a member of a different site and raised the front of the evo something like this. Hoping doing so and going with miniature plants will keep the shadowing to a minimal.

    Thanks again for the comments guys![​IMG]
     
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    Wow thanks Erik!
     
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    Yeah that is a good idea. Most of my light are on a slight angle as well.
     
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    What kind of LED and where did you get it??
     
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    The main lighting in the front is a Green Element evo quad, the other is a VivaGrow DN RGB 24/7 both from the same vendor on ebay.
     
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    Updated photo please :)
     
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  12. TheForSaken

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    Duncan hooked me up with a bunch of cuttings, was planning on letting them take and seeing what works and what don't before updating
    Here's the current plants list so far.
    Begonia Thelmae
    Ficus sp. Panama
    Marcgravia sp
    Microsorum Pteropus
    Mini Xmas moss
    Peperomia Jamesoniana
    Peperomia Prostrata
    Peperomia sp. 'Red Stem'
    Peperomia Rotundifolia
    Rhaphidophora sp
    Spirodela Polyrhiza

    Next week, Microsorum Linguiforme
    Week after that my order of bromeliads should arrive from Florida
    And whenever Ecuagenera get my orchids back in stock Masdevallia Floribunda and Dendrobium Parvulum

    When I start seeing new growth I'll take some close up shots.
    I know the same angle shots are getting old but when I start getting colour in here I'll work on my photographic skills.
    Cheers
     
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    Think you might be able to send me a link with the vendor?
     
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    PM sent
     
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    Planting complete
    I present you 'Zarya'
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    Awesome! Look forward to seeing growth progress photos over the next few months :)
     
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    Really nice job!
     
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    that's a great looking tank... congrats on a job well done
     
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    Quick update, viv is doing great slowly growing in, everything is healthy.
    Received some Ranitomeya Fantasticas today from erikm.
    Erik, the frogs look Awesome! Super healthy, and active.
    It's a great addition to the viv, love being able to spot the orange heads bouncing around all the way from my living couch ☺
    It's been a real pleasure dealing with you, highly highly recommended!
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    I think I need some of erik's nominals too lol
     
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