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  1. Re: New Red Eye Set up - including water feature/pond

    Update time!!! :D:D:D
    The Viv is now complete.
    Frogs are in and all seems well.
    Plants are all installed and new lighting system is a big improvement over the standard Exo-Terra hood set up.
    I...
  2. Re: New Red Eye Set up - including water feature/pond

    It has taken a long time to get all the leaks plugged in this water feature (lesson learned here, make sure everything is water tight before you start finishing things off!!)

    Substrate layer is...
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    Re: Bit confused about humidity

    its totally normal for the humidity to change as the lights come on/ off
    Main thing is always make sure your water level is well below your mesh layer as if the substrate gets too wet you will get...
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    Re: Heat mat question

    Hi,
    I have exactly the same exo terra unit as you for my 2 RETF's and use a full length heat mat on one side of the tank. Provides a nice temperature gradient across the viv. They have been fine in...
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    Re: 55 gallon Vivarium Build

    No4 is the best IMHO
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    Re: Lighting Basics and Types

    Exactly, for example I am just to purchase this for my RETF vivarium
    https://zoomed.com/t5-reptisun-led-uvb-terrarium-hood/

    This combines high output LED's with a T5 UVB source, a bit pricey but...
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    Re: Lighting Basics and Types

    needs to have UVB output for the vitamin D growth
  8. Re: New Red Eye Set up - including water feature/pond

    Thanks, I used you tube a lot. Best I found was a guy with page "Foam and Lizards" he has some interesting videos..

    So grouting is now complete, I applied 2 coats and on the second went over with...
  9. Re: New Red Eye Set up - including water feature/pond

    Grouting almost complete
    79987

    Will want to trim back some of this silicone too, put a bit too much on :o
  10. Re: New Red Eye Set up - including water feature/pond

    I am by no means an expert but I have done a little research.
    Good shout on the drainage holes I will definitely look into that.
    As for the foam yes you are right but this is one of the reasons for...
  11. Re: New Red Eye Set up - including water feature/pond

    Firstly I apologise that most of pictures are 90 degrees out, for some reason If I take a picture on my phone in portrait mode I can't rotate it or load it any differently.

    Now to the progress,...
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    Sticky: Re: How to display your photos/pictures here

    all my photos are getting rotated 90 degrees!?
    Even if I rotate them on my computer they still show the wrong way around when I load them on here?

    Can anyone help please?
  13. Re: New Red Eye Set up - including water feature/pond

    so construction has started!!
    Had a change of plan and decided against egg crate system.

    Instead I am using polystyrene sheet to construct the waterfall elements. You can see the basic...
  14. New Red Eye Set up - including water feature/pond

    Hi all,

    This is my first post on here although I am not new to keep reptiles and amphibians.

    I a creating a new enclosure for my red eyes and this is something I have not done before to this...
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