Ambystoma tigrinum woodland vivarium

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Yes, the plants are live. Ficus benjamina and Cupressus macrocarpa.
 

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Wow, what an amazing set up! What types of plants and moss do you have in there?
 

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Very nice - my tiger would be jealous if I allowed her screen time :)

How long has the habitat been set up and what sort of lighting do you use?

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That is one heck of a beautiful set up! If I were a tiger salamander I'd be honored to live there.
 

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Thanks for all the kind comments. :) Lighting is an aqueon 30" modular led with one day white bulb and one colormax bulb .The plants are in the comments already. The moss is pet shop sheet moss. I'm not certain the species. This setup is only about two weeks old. It will likely start looking worse before it bounces back again. I Imagine it will be a few years before it reaches its full potential. I'll try to keep updates going.
 

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Sorry about that, sometimes my comments don't get approved until many hours later.

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. I'll try to keep updates going.

Yes, please do! I am very interested to know how the plants fair under these lighting conditions as I have always been interested in setting up nice, planted habitats for my terrestrial animals but am unsure as to what lighting to use for success.

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Nice set-up. Will you be pruning to maintain a bonsai effect or do you just plan to replace the trees when they get too large for you vivarium? If you free-planted, I would imagine the root balls could become an issue in a year or two.
 
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