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Discussion in 'Vivariums and Terrariums' started by CamoRhino, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. CamoRhino

    CamoRhino Arachnopeon

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    This is made from an 18 gallon aquarium for three h. Spinifer . From bottom up i started with clay balls and sphagnum above it as a false bottom. Standard abg mix.

    The moss is button moss that i propogated from a sample that i took at work.

    Plants are
    Creeping jade
    Coffee plant
    And for the life of me i cant remember the rest

    I would love your guys input and feel free to ask anything
     

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  2. l4nsky

    l4nsky Arachnoknight

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    Not bad, IMO I'd at some more hardscape elements like branches, chunks of wood etc and some leaf litter. Plants should look real good when they grow in too.

    Thanks,
    --Matt
     
  3. CamoRhino

    CamoRhino Arachnopeon

    How about now? I added some bark, hope palm and verigated ivy. I aldo added some more stone hardscape.
     

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  4. l4nsky

    l4nsky Arachnoknight

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    Go bigger. As is, there aren't really any hiding spots for anything to feel secure. Look at some cork bark flats or rounds and maybe some grapevine or manzanita wood.

    Thanks,
    --Matt
     
  5. CamoRhino

    CamoRhino Arachnopeon

    beneath the stone hardscapes and beneath the background on the right is a spot they are digging out are burrows. each burrow has enough room for all of them. i also don't have access to cork bark at a reasonable price in my area. Nashville.

    Also i have a 55g in the works
     
  6. velvetundergrowth

    velvetundergrowth Lobopro Arachnosupporter

    As the others said, filling out the fore/midground with some more hardscape and perhaps some broken-up bark pieces should make the enclosure cozier for the critters and will increase the aesthetic appeal. But other than that I looks like a great job :)
     
  7. CamoRhino

    CamoRhino Arachnopeon

    I finished building the background of my 55 gallon and i am ready to mix substrate. I have organic potting soil, sand, coconut coir, and sphagnum moss.
    Anyone have a good recipe with those ingredients that will work for live plants while still allowing them to burrow easily? I will post photos soon.