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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 12-30-2015, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Aqua Vivarious
I don't have anything technical to add but since...

I don't have anything technical to add but since getting back into fresh water planted aquariums about this time last year I become quite curious about finding some objective way to measure the PAR...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-13-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
well it's been a while so I thought it was time...

well it's been a while so I thought it was time for an update. this summer was rough, I was away for the hottest couple of weeks and my wife and children over fed the tank and didn't notice it was...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-08-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
My Aquarium-vivarium Dome Build And Tweaks!

Yes, for the loach, I've been reluctant to raise temps in the main tank and instead using a quarantine tank for treatment, but mostly with salt. That said, my butterfly Hillstream loach has been...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-06-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
after putting the white clouds and hatchet fish...

after putting the white clouds and hatchet fish back into the main tank, they quickly developed fin issues again so back into the quarantine tank they went.
worthy of note, the butterfly hill stream...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-10-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
well I've hit my first snag. it appears that one...

well I've hit my first snag. it appears that one of the glass catfish came with ich and about the time I started moving forward with sealing up the dome, it spread wildly along with some fin rot in...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Aquatic Reptiles, Amphibians & Herpetology 03-10-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
xazax...

xazax (https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/members/xazax-98470.html)
thanks for your reply. I have added springtails! by the time they arrived, much of the moldy smell had subsided, and most...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Aquatic Reptiles, Amphibians & Herpetology 03-06-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
Talked to Josh this morning and cleared up the...

Talked to Josh this morning and cleared up the temperature concern and made my first order for springtails! thanks for the help!
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Aquatic Reptiles, Amphibians & Herpetology 03-05-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
thanks guys. I checked out Josh's frogs and...

thanks guys. I checked out Josh's frogs and their video on springtails, it sounds like they are temperate, only breeding up to about 72 degrees. I have a Brazilian Rainbow Boa. from everything...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-04-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
greetings Coursair, I appreciate your concern. I...

greetings Coursair, I appreciate your concern. I am on the higher side, but the guy I bought it from seemed to think it would be fine and he's a community planted tank specialists. this morning I...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Aquatic Reptiles, Amphibians & Herpetology 03-04-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
seeding with springtails for mold control?!

I'm experiencing mold in my vivarium for my Brazilian Rainbow Boa. it does appear that the combination of live plant vivarium and a BRB requiring super high humidity, makes for a bit of a challenge...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-04-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
Here is the reptile vivarium seal from the...

Here is the reptile vivarium seal from the outside, held firmly in place by 6 stainless wing nuts:266279

Weather stripping was added to the inside glass "door" to prevent leaking. I had to make...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-04-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
My Aquarium-vivarium Dome Build And Tweaks!

Today I thought I'd run though the seals and how I got this set up pretty much air tight. The first shot is the lid: 266274

Under the lid is 4 inches of rigid foam shown here:

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Forum: DIY Projects 03-03-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
Do you mean alternate cleaning one of the three...

Do you mean alternate cleaning one of the three every 3 weeks...that would be great!


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Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
My Aquarium Vivarium Biosphere: my hope...

My Aquarium Vivarium Biosphere:


my hope is that the plants and fish in the tank along with the plants and snake in the vivarium will all develop a symbiotic biotope of sorts. I found this...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
the filters: I was advised by a local...

the filters:

I was advised by a local aquarium store employe to go with back of tank filtration instead of canister, since my system would be enclosed and out of sight, and quiet, making the...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
the water: Last summer we got so into gardening...

the water:
Last summer we got so into gardening that our water bill started to get out of control so we put in some rain water cisterns and added gutter glove filtration to the tops of the gutters,...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
feeding the plants: Flourish Potassium as...

feeding the plants:
Flourish Potassium as directed
Flourish Nitrogen as directed
Flourish Comprehensive Supplement as directed

Also inoculated early on with Ecological Labrotorie's Microbe...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
Feeding this cadre of mouths has been a...

Feeding this cadre of mouths has been a challenge. I've never put together a community tank before so I had a lot of reading and picking the brains of local specialty store owners to devise a plan...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
the fish and critters: 10 White Cloud 12...

the fish and critters:

10 White Cloud
12 Glowlight Tetra
10 Featherfin Rainbowfish
5 Dwarf Neon Rainbow
5 Marble Hatchet
4 Glass Catfish
3 Metallic Blue balloon Ram Cichlids
4 Orange...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
the plants: 2 Madagascar Lace 1 Argantine...

the plants:

2 Madagascar Lace
1 Argantine Sward
2 Anubias
1 Acorus
1 Java Fern
2 Green Manodo Grass
1 Hornwort
2 Aponogeton Ulvaceus
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
finding the right combination of fishes so that I...

finding the right combination of fishes so that I can max out the bio loud to provide adequate CO2 and nutrients from the fishes (plus some supplemental plant feeding) has been tricky. not all fish...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
Yesterday I finally closed the loop, placing the...

Yesterday I finally closed the loop, placing the air pump inside the enclosure, under the hood with one side of the dual pump going to the breeder type sponge filter in the fish tank, and the other...
Forum: DIY Projects 03-02-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
Things are bustling in fish tank and vivarium. ...

Things are bustling in fish tank and vivarium. Quite a few fish are breeding and the rainbow Boa just had another successful shed! Here is a shot of the latest developments: 266037


Sent from...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Aquatic Reptiles, Amphibians & Herpetology 03-01-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
best inhabitant for planted vivarium?

Greetings folks, I'm starting to think that a planted terrarium/vivarium is too prone to mold for my Rainbow Boa. the Vivarium is part of a joined aquarium with humidity and heat being shared...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-26-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,156
Posted By Aqua Vivarious
My Aquarium-vivarium Dome Build And Tweaks!

I started out thinking I'd build a tank stand for a 55 gallon glass tank I bought at the dollar a gallon tank sale at a local Petco. I got going with the build and decided to add a second tank for a...
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