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Q about exo terra water falls

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Fred, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. Fred

    Fred Arachnobaron Old Timer

    A friend of mine gave me an exo terra set up. He also inculded a water fall I want to use inside the terrarium. I was wondering if anyone if anyone has used these. I'm concerned about the vibrations caused from the water pump stressing out the tarantula. I put my hand on the substrate around the base of the water fall and I felt a very faint amount of vibrations.
  2. sharpfang

    sharpfang Arachnoangel

    I set one up Rescently...

    And have Not filled w/ H2O yet.....Originally planned to use for "swampish" environment Tarantula..... have been advised Not to :cool: So am using for our Crested Gecko :razz: She likes it! Will start today...as have Reverse Osmosis H2O now :p {as Not to create Hard Water stains}

    Bio-Ball medium {used 4 Hydroponics} is filled near to where the Cage doors Opens, then layered w/ Micron filter pad, then 1.5" of Coco substrate {stamped down}. It is the sm. sized tank.
    Cannot post Pix 2Day, but will when can - GL :) If I ever put a T in it....I'd go w/ a Goliath, or similar High-Humidity species.

    P.S. Ask "Talon AWD" = Steve, about the Water Falls....He has many of the tanx 4 T's, and perhaps has used feature. Next Larger tank I set-up, I will incorperate a Humidifying Fogger as well.
  3. Fred

    Fred Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Thanks for the info sharpfang. I'm going to be putting P ornata in there so not as high of humidity as T blondi but still pretty high. I suppose I will talk to Talon then.

    Thanks again

  4. sharpfang

    sharpfang Arachnoangel

    Monsoon weather in some Pokie environments

    Well Pokies do encounter Seasonal wet weather during parts of the year....and hence, have adapted to become Arboreal T's in the coastal low-lands during Summer climate changes.....I am Only now, beginning to dable w/ the Genus' Sp.'s, especially the Montane Subfusca varieties, and am Far from an Expert on them - I have adults in Lg. tall, live Planted vivariums w/ descent ventilation that they are used to.

    Also: I used a Cork background in the tank....Punched a hole through top area, and ran tubing, connected to Pump behind the background, through, as to block substrate etc. from clogging issues over time...Enjoy the nice cage :)

    P.S. Again Fred, I have been advised Not to use waterfalls 4 Tarantulas, however, will experiment sometime....I advise some More research, as I shall do so Further also.....Hope that Helps somehow ;)
  5. MIC

    MIC Arachnosquire

    If you cannot avoid completely the vibrations don't try this thing. It will be a constant torture for your T.
  6. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    I wouldn't use one based on the likelihood that the T will immediately fill it up with dirt anyway.
  7. GK.

    GK. Arachnopeon

    Ever notice how you can't reallly feel your clothes after wearing them for a while? Its cause something goes on in our brains where our senses start ignoring stuff after a while. Its possible that tarantula nervous systems do the same thing, but I'm no expert so what do I know? :p
  8. TalonAWD

    TalonAWD Arachnoprince

    Thanks for mentioning me Jason:)

    I didn't see this thread until now but did get a PM asking about this. I have used an Exo-Terra waterfall 10 years ago with an LP tank.

    I'll try to locate the exact construction details behind me design as I have stated full details 3 years ago here in this forum.

    But to share with all of you what I shared with the OP... Heres my quote.

    Now to add, you can see that the plants are strategically placed to absorb any droplets from the water splashing a tiny bit. Also bear in mind as the water is stimulated, the humidity will raise ALOT. My design at that time involved usisng halogen lamps to aid in drying out the excess humidity.

    I'll try to find that post.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2010
  9. TalonAWD

    TalonAWD Arachnoprince

    Ok found it. Back in 2007 is when I wrote this.

    Reference LINK
  10. Moltar

    Moltar ArachnoGod

    Hey Talon, you didn't have any trouble with her dumping soil into the pool at the bottom of the waterfall? I figured it would be a given that it would happen and the pump would get clogged. No bulldozing from this big girl?
  11. TalonAWD

    TalonAWD Arachnoprince

    No she was not one to redecorate. If you look at the pictures, you will see that the fron of the waterfall feature is covered or blocked somwhat. This was there for the droplets from falling water. But looking at it in a different angle, it can serve as a deterant. You can also see that there was also a water dish towards the front of the tank as well. So i would guess this would be the firs place the T would have tried to cover up. But like I said, she was just a bum.{D