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Old 17th December 2009   #41
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A good week ago I made a dripping system above the wall. The wall staid very dry and spraying twice a day didn't seem to work to keep it wet enough.
During the first week, I discovered that compaktuna is not that waterproof as they say it is. The water began to rise behind the wall and started to leak from above into my land area. Because of that I had to remove the humus and replace it by stones. Even with removing the humus, I still have the feeling I made an improvement on the tank. Here are some new photo's:

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Old 16th April 2010   #42
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WOW that is a awesome tank...
Was just surfing to find inspiration to my own aquaterrarium project and fortunately I found this site with your posting which confirmed me that a selfmade is the way to go..

thx for the excellent posting



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Old 29th June 2010   #43
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How is the background attatched? Is it siliconed to the tank?



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Old 29th June 2010   #44
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How is the background attatched? Is it siliconed to the tank?
Yes it is. I used Soudal fixall for it. You can also use TEC7.



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Update:

For so far I didn't manage to keep the moss alive. Even the F. pumila didn't grow and most of it died. I'm not sure what the reason is, but I think I use the wrong lightspectrum. In my new home (we move end of this month) I'll try it all over again by using real daylight and real rainwater. If the tank survives the moving...

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For so far I didn't manage to keep the moss alive. Even the F. pumila didn't grow and most of it died. I'm not sure what the reason is, but I think I use the wrong lightspectrum. In my new home (we move end of this month) I'll try it all over again by using real daylight and real rainwater. If the tank survives the moving...

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Steven
hi to everybody!
have read all of your post, very interesting, and I congratulate me for your beautiful job! exceptional!
Did I want to ask you as you/he/she has gone exposing out the tub to the open one?
have you had problems of algas?



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Hey Nettuno,

Unfortunately I didn't manage to move the aquarium to my new home without breaking of the wall. It was way to heavy, caused by the water behind the wall.

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Good looking Vivarium!



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i love that there is people out there who love to share thanks



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Old 12th December 2010   #50
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I am making me also pick me up from the desire to build a vivarium of it for mine 100 liters aquarium, for my carnifex and marmoratus.



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I am making me also pick me up from the desire to build a vivarium of it for mine 100 liters aquarium, for my carnifex and marmoratus.

Nettuno I hope it's not a shared aqua for both T. marmoratus and T. carnifex. Beware that they will mate with each other...


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Wow that tank is icredible!!

Is that a special type of expanding foam for quariums or standard filler foam??



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That is the most amazing terrarium i have ever seen in my entire life!!!!!!! Good job!



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