Enclosure????

Khoa

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I'm planning on making a new enclosure for my asian forest scorpions (heterometrus laoticus). Here is my plan:
- 21 gallons tank
- A foam background cover with peat moss and coco fibre
- Some decorarions (woods, rocks, moss...)
- False bottom (pebbles) so i'm going on a mini-waterfall and a thin shallow moat instead of a water dish (i'm quite hesitate about this)
- Substrate is peat moss and coco fibre and husk, cover the top with a layer of sphagnum moss and some leaf litter (chopping from tree without any bugs)
- Microfauna: springtails and isopods
- Light: daylight???? (i need some advises)
nightlight (infrared bulb or normal red bulb?)
Pls give me some advises about this plan. Thank you!
 

WeightedAbyss75

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Seems pretty good. No light is needed with scorps, may even make it to where they won't want to come out during the day. Also, be careful with foam backgrounds. A scorp could climb up and fall off of it. Make sure to post some pics of the finished product though, it would be better to see it set up first ;)
 

pannaking22

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Sounds like a nice set up for them! They don't need light, but if you want to check them out at night, a red bulb should be fine. If it gets chilly at night, you can use an infrared bulb to bump up the temp a bit and still be able to see them.
 

Khoa

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Actually i want some daylight because they provide circadian rhythm in the wild, and with the daylight effect, it will be a great decoration for my house :happy:
 

Khoa

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Seems pretty good. No light is needed with scorps, may even make it to where they won't want to come out during the day. Also, be careful with foam backgrounds. A scorp could climb up and fall off of it. Make sure to post some pics of the finished product though, it would be better to see it set up first ;)
Sure i will, but there is a problem that i'm in grade 11 and my parents don't allow me to build one (although i knew exactly what i'm going to do) UNTIL going to university :(. So it will be 1 and a half year to go :(, but i promise i'll post my product when it finish :)
 
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Realevil1

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I would avoid the waterfall personally and go with natural Viv with leaf litter. Just imo . What you could do is go with only partial background and only go up 4 -5" with foam and put some nice wood pieces on the back, that way they cant get up to top and wont fall either.
 

Khoa

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I would avoid the waterfall personally and go with natural Viv with leaf litter. Just imo . What you could do is go with only partial background and only go up 4 -5" with foam and put some nice wood pieces on the back, that way they cant get up to top and wont fall either.
should i put foam background in it?
 

Realevil1

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should i put foam background in it?
You can, just dont go over half way up the glass, just do 4"-5" of foam with some wood and then apply silicone and cocofiber it.

I will be building a very similar one this weekend i can send you pictures @Khoa
 

Khoa

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should i use hight output lamp (the lamp for planted aquarium) for my plants in scorpion terrarium?
 
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