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I know this is a bit late but I love your set ups... they all look so great, natural, perfectely simulatedl il bits of home in captivity. Great job :thumbsup:
 

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Its never too late. I love any comment at anytime. Thanks for the feed back. Which tank was your fav. This survey goes out to all people. I would love feedback.:D
 

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I love your tanks! Beautiful! My favorite was the terrestrial caecilian tank. Superb! :D
 

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The forest terrarium and this one:
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... are by far my favorites thus far. I love tanks that looks like you just took a little spot of nature and plopped it into the viv.
 

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I had to clean out my tiger salamander tank and made some modifications. here is a picture.

I swear he is a barred tiger salamander. What do you guys think?
 

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Why did you put in that much gravel?
For the human eye this maybe looks nice, but tiger salamanders need moss and deep soil to dig in. Gravel is just disturbing.

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The gravel is a filler so that the salamanders don't get down into the stacking rocks. The dirt is about 5" deep in the back of the tank and they have a hide and they have the moss.
 

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Here is my new Tylototriton cf. Kweichowensis tank.
 

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This a 40 gallon aquarium. 1/3 of it is land that is completely dry.
 

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Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I have some new terrarium designs that I will post pics of soon.
 

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Why did you put in that much gravel?
For the human eye this maybe looks nice, but tiger salamanders need moss and deep soil to dig in. Gravel is just disturbing.

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Around here, tiger habitat is grass on dirt on a deep bed of gravel on top of sandstone. Any moss is green in April and crispy the rest of the year. Drive a half hour out of town, and the main difference to the habitat is that grass is supplemented by sagebrush and cactus, gravel is sometimes replaced by sand, and soil may have significant amounts of bentonite clay. Most tigers just don't live in green mossy environments, but dry savana, prairie, and even semi-desert. Certainly a good medium to burrow in is required, but almost anything described as "dirt" will do. The fact so many tiger species and populations are neotenic or spend the summer feeding in water, is likely because the habitat outside of the water is only salamander-suitable under ground.
 

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You have some very nice tanks. Maybe have to steal a couple ideas! Good work.
 

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Id love to get some Marble Salamander tank ideas :)
 

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Sorry I haven't updated in a while but here it goes. And these are all the animals I have.
Kweichow tank-40 gallon 50/50 setup
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Tiger tank-20 gallon with deep dirt
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My barred girl who I believe is in breeding condition but I could be wrong.
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Neotenic Gracile Tank-10 gallon
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Marbled Salamander Tank-10 gallon
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Axolotl aquarium-40 gallon without dividers
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Here are some more pics of her
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This winter I am planning to do a lot of remodeling with the Yangi tank while they are in their terrestrial tank. My plan is to really gut and clean it for the first time. Maybe change the design a little with new sand and more plants on the land. I also have some big trades planned for late september and will be getting the following hopefully:

3 triturus carnifex morphs (1 flavistic)
3 triturus dobrogicus morphs
3 tylototriton verrucosus

And this one could be a hit or miss, but I am shooting for 3 triturus marmoratus juviniles or if I can get 1.2 adults I will.

I will post pics of the walt tank soon.
 

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Sorry but I just had to throw my two cents worth in.

In my opinion that is not deep dirt. That looks like three to four inches of dirt to me. In my opinion tigers should have TONS of digging room, 5 inches at least, maybe even a foot or so. Also what is the Oregon newt? T. Granulosa? Also I think that the neotone A. Gricile should have more hides personally. Just my opinions.
 

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And that Axi is going to have a fun time on that worm!:p.
And is there such a thing as a terrestrial Caecilian?
 

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We may be thinking about different concepts, but what i call a stream terrarium is completely inadequate for Hypselotriton or Cynops.

Wow, this is way late but....I was not talking about cynops. Fire bellied toads were what I was talking about. And the stream terrarium went horribly. I used aquarium safe foam and got everything set and the tank looked great. But after a week, the foam began to collapse. One day I came home from school and the "beautiful" tank was a horrifying pool of foam chunks, moss, dirt, and rocks. All the animals were fine, just greatly annoyed.

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