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Old 28th October 2006   #1
laurent
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Hi!
Here is my new setup:
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My salamanders always hide under the moss. I hope thy enjoy the tank.
Do you have any tips to see those a bit more often?
Thanks!



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Old 28th October 2006   #2
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can it get out of the water easily if it falls in? the sides into the water look a little steep

otherwise I think it looks nice



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Old 28th October 2006   #3
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Salut Laurent, contents de te voir ici
What a beautiful tank set upClick the image to open in full size.



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Old 29th October 2006   #4
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Oui, cest une belle terrarium....mais, si une salamandre tombe dans l'eau, comment est ce qu'il bouge de l'eau??
As til une isle ou une morceau de bois pour casse le surface de l'eau?



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Old 29th October 2006   #5
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AHH!! helsinki!! VIVA le CONAN!!!



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Old 29th October 2006   #6
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Hi everybody!Click the image to open in full size.
It's not that difficult for the salamander to exit from the water as you can see on this picture.
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It's a wood covered with moss witch separate the ground from the water.
The first day I had I saw one coming out from the water quite easily.



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Old 29th October 2006   #7
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a beautiful tank!



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Old 29th October 2006   #8
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yeah stunning tell us how you did it!



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Old 29th October 2006   #9
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Amazing! looks so natural...i just love it Click the image to open in full size.



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Old 29th October 2006   #10
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Thanks!
Here is in details and in pictures how I did it.
Click the image to open in full size.http://urodeles.com.ifrance.com/foru...topic.php?t=56
Sorry the text is in french!Click the image to open in full size.
If you have any questions I'll be glad to answer!Click the image to open in full size.



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Old 30th October 2006   #11
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Wow. Fantastic tank.



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Old 30th October 2006   #12
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What is the white sheet covering the rocks and the bottom of the pool area?



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Old 30th October 2006   #13
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It's a fabric not to mix the stones with the ground. Then the pump doesn't get blocked.
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Old 31st October 2006   #14
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And some water falls along the back wall all the time.



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Old 31st October 2006   #15
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It's a very nice looking tank Laurent, though I wouldn't say it was ideal for A.maculatum. They like deep substrates with dark burrows to hide in. I give mine plastic tubes sunk into the soil. If you keep the substrate moist they will not need a water feature/bowl. As you say, they spend all their time under the moss and I doubt they use that great looking water feature. They will only take to water during breeding and captive breeding indoors would be exceedingly rare. A few people have achieved breeding outdoors.

The "Housing Adults" section of this A.tigrinum care sheet has some ideas for viewing your salamanders in their hides. http://www.caudata.org/cc/species/Am...tigrinum.shtml

Still, it's a great looking naturalistic tank - but maybe better suited for another species.



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Old 31st October 2006   #16
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I agree with you but the thing is that I builded this set up before I had the salamanders. I wanted some terrestrial salamander. So I order some to my pet shop. But nothing was available. So I decided to create that king of set up because I thought it would feet for a lot of terrestrial caudates(I had in mind some ambystoma). Few month later, Ambystoma maculatum were the only specie I had the oportunity to get, so...
I will reduce the aquatic part in the future but for now I don't want to disturb them.
The deep of the ground is between 5 and 8 cm(under the moss). Do you think I should put more?
I also added a large peace of wood to hide under.



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