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    i wanted to get this thread started since i finally moved, have a LOT of room for tanks, and can finally start building in earnest again. so, what better way to kick off a new house and a new build than with my largest tank, 125 gallons. a few thingsd about this build, for one, this will be my first true (designed from the start) drainage layer tank. there is not going to be any high tech, fancy gadgetry in this build. although, i may incorporate a pc fan in, only due to the fact that there will be several orchids in the tank that will need air movement. second thing about this tank is that it is going to double as a room divider, which means it wil be my first 4 sided view tank. no backgrounds, just a simple hardscape. i am going for simple, yet elegant. i believe the planting is going to make or break this tank.

    it took a couple days of removing old foam covered in 8 layers of grout and a lot of silicone, but i finally got the tank cleared out. it needs a final cleaning and i will give it a fine scraping to make sure the glass is pristine. today i got the lights hung (T8 shop lights from home depot) and the tank and stand in it's final resting place. i did some shopping at home depot and have enough material to get the floor plan done over the weekend (depending on energy and motivation lol). then i will be off to find that perfect piece of wood for the tank, then the real fun begins. here are some teaser pics of the tank in place.






    as you can see, it can be viewed from all angles, which is part of the reason why i am calling the tank "Solitude"
    1.0.0 Oophaga Pumilio 'Black Jeans'
    0.0.10 Phyllobates Vittatus
    0.0.3 Phyllobates Terribilis 'Mint'
    0.0.3 Dendrobates Tinctorius 'Patricia'
    0.0.5 Dendrobates Leucomelas
    0.0.2 Dendrobates Tinctorius 'Powder Blue'
    0.0.2 Ranitomeya Variabilis 'southern'
    0.0.3 Epipedobates Anthonyi 'zarayunga'
    1.2.0 Phyllobates bicolor
    0.0.3 Dendrobates tinctorius 'azureus'
    0.0.1 Avicularia Avicularia
    0.0.1 Gramastola porteri
    0.2.0 Canines
    1.0.0 Tabby/Maine Coon Mix
    2.1.0 Genetics Experiments
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    Here we go again !
    Remember to take care of the enclosure and it will take care of your frog !​

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    This looks like its going to be epic!

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    I can NOT wait to see this!!

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    Glad to see you back building! Can't wait to see how it all comes together!!
    1.1.0 - Oophaga Pumilio 'Blue Jeans' (2014 Nicaragua Import)
    1.1.0 - Oophaga Pumilio 'Chirique Grande' F1
    1.1.0 - D. Tinctorius 'Citronella'
    1.2.0 - D. Tinctorius 'Azureus'
    0.0.2 - D. Tinctorius 'Sipaliwini'
    0.0.2 - D. Tinctorius 'New River'
    0.0.4 - D. Tinctorius 'Leucomelas'
    0.0.4 - Terribilis 'Mint'
    1.1.0 - R. Ventrimaculatus 'French Guiana'

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    The exciting I am feeling is palpable. This is going to be my first time seeing one of your builds from start to finish. I agree that with no background, planting will be crucial. Love the name btw!
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    cant wait to see this finished,

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    *thread subscription obtained*

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    caerulea 1.1.0 (White's Tree Frog)
    Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis ​0.1.0 (Anerythristic Honduran Milk Snake) Tliltocatl albopilosus 0.0.2 (Curly Hair Tarantula)
    Aphonopelma hentzi 0.0.1 (Texas Brown Tarantula)
    Avicularia avicularia 0.0.2 (Pinktoe Tarantula)
    Brachypelma smithi ex. annitha 0.0.1 (Mexican Giant Red Knee Tarantula) Monocentropus balfouri 0.0.2 (Socotra Island Blue Baboon Tarantula)
    Harpactira pulchripes
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    Only Bill could get 7 replies on a build thread only an hour after starting it
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    You should start selling tickets for people to see your build threads!

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    caerulea 1.1.0 (White's Tree Frog)
    Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis ​0.1.0 (Anerythristic Honduran Milk Snake) Tliltocatl albopilosus 0.0.2 (Curly Hair Tarantula)
    Aphonopelma hentzi 0.0.1 (Texas Brown Tarantula)
    Avicularia avicularia 0.0.2 (Pinktoe Tarantula)
    Brachypelma smithi ex. annitha 0.0.1 (Mexican Giant Red Knee Tarantula) Monocentropus balfouri 0.0.2 (Socotra Island Blue Baboon Tarantula)
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    That looks like such a good tank for Trivs! Keep us posted!
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    2.1.0 Bombina orientalis
    0.1.0 Ambystoma mexicanum
    0.0.1 Ceratophrys cranwelli
    1.0.0 Litoria caerulea
    1.1.0 Dendrobates auratus "Nicaraguan"
    0.0.2 Dendrobates tinctorius "Azureus"



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    Hahahaha! Thanks folks! I forgot to mention what is going to live in there. About a dozen phyllobates vitattus.


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    1.0.0 Oophaga Pumilio 'Black Jeans'
    0.0.10 Phyllobates Vittatus
    0.0.3 Phyllobates Terribilis 'Mint'
    0.0.3 Dendrobates Tinctorius 'Patricia'
    0.0.5 Dendrobates Leucomelas
    0.0.2 Dendrobates Tinctorius 'Powder Blue'
    0.0.2 Ranitomeya Variabilis 'southern'
    0.0.3 Epipedobates Anthonyi 'zarayunga'
    1.2.0 Phyllobates bicolor
    0.0.3 Dendrobates tinctorius 'azureus'
    0.0.1 Avicularia Avicularia
    0.0.1 Gramastola porteri
    0.2.0 Canines
    1.0.0 Tabby/Maine Coon Mix
    2.1.0 Genetics Experiments
    0.1.0 Bed Bully

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    I was about to ask what is going in it! Can't wait to see this build, Bill!
    2.0.3 Hyla versicolor "Eastern Gray Tree Frogs"
    2.2.0 Agalychnis callidryas "Red Eyed Tree Frogs"

    0.0.3 Dendrobates auratus "Turquoise and Bronze"
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    A few pics to share with you guys today.











    I'm now at a standstill until I find that perfect piece of wood. Hopefully I will find something soon


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    1.0.0 Oophaga Pumilio 'Black Jeans'
    0.0.10 Phyllobates Vittatus
    0.0.3 Phyllobates Terribilis 'Mint'
    0.0.3 Dendrobates Tinctorius 'Patricia'
    0.0.5 Dendrobates Leucomelas
    0.0.2 Dendrobates Tinctorius 'Powder Blue'
    0.0.2 Ranitomeya Variabilis 'southern'
    0.0.3 Epipedobates Anthonyi 'zarayunga'
    1.2.0 Phyllobates bicolor
    0.0.3 Dendrobates tinctorius 'azureus'
    0.0.1 Avicularia Avicularia
    0.0.1 Gramastola porteri
    0.2.0 Canines
    1.0.0 Tabby/Maine Coon Mix
    2.1.0 Genetics Experiments
    0.1.0 Bed Bully

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    Good luck on finding that perfect piece! If you have tips to share where to look I am sure I am not the only one waiting to hear them

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    Happy hunting crawling through the wood and walking down the banks of rivers Bill!
    1.1.0 - Oophaga Pumilio 'Blue Jeans' (2014 Nicaragua Import)
    1.1.0 - Oophaga Pumilio 'Chirique Grande' F1
    1.1.0 - D. Tinctorius 'Citronella'
    1.2.0 - D. Tinctorius 'Azureus'
    0.0.2 - D. Tinctorius 'Sipaliwini'
    0.0.2 - D. Tinctorius 'New River'
    0.0.4 - D. Tinctorius 'Leucomelas'
    0.0.4 - Terribilis 'Mint'
    1.1.0 - R. Ventrimaculatus 'French Guiana'

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    Hope you find some great and cool stuff Bill! Almost as excited for this build as my own! Whats going to live there again? Sorry I'm sure you said but I can't find it LOL! I myself do not feel comfortable walking through the northeastern wilderness right now though...

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    Lampropeltis triangulum hondurensis ​0.1.0 (Anerythristic Honduran Milk Snake) Tliltocatl albopilosus 0.0.2 (Curly Hair Tarantula)
    Aphonopelma hentzi 0.0.1 (Texas Brown Tarantula)
    Avicularia avicularia 0.0.2 (Pinktoe Tarantula)
    Brachypelma smithi ex. annitha 0.0.1 (Mexican Giant Red Knee Tarantula) Monocentropus balfouri 0.0.2 (Socotra Island Blue Baboon Tarantula)
    Harpactira pulchripes
    0.0.1 (Golden Blue Leg Baboon Tarantula)

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    Looking good! Good luck finding that perfect piece. Are you looking for a specific type?
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    Thanks guys. I'm going wood hunting after work tomorrow. Gonna hit the local park first, then the river banks. I was hoping we would have gotten a nasty rainstorm, but we've been fairly dry lately. All the good stuff comes rushing down the river after a bad rain. I'm normally the guy out there with his surf rods, trying to hook the floating drift wood lol

    Phyllobates Vittatus are what is going in there. I'll be getting them from fellow member Bruce. He has a thread on the tads in the dart section, I believe.

    I am looking for a nice piece of oak to compliment the piece already in there. I am going for the "fallen tree over a creek" look, so I need a monstrous 6 ft log lol


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    1.0.0 Oophaga Pumilio 'Black Jeans'
    0.0.10 Phyllobates Vittatus
    0.0.3 Phyllobates Terribilis 'Mint'
    0.0.3 Dendrobates Tinctorius 'Patricia'
    0.0.5 Dendrobates Leucomelas
    0.0.2 Dendrobates Tinctorius 'Powder Blue'
    0.0.2 Ranitomeya Variabilis 'southern'
    0.0.3 Epipedobates Anthonyi 'zarayunga'
    1.2.0 Phyllobates bicolor
    0.0.3 Dendrobates tinctorius 'azureus'
    0.0.1 Avicularia Avicularia
    0.0.1 Gramastola porteri
    0.2.0 Canines
    1.0.0 Tabby/Maine Coon Mix
    2.1.0 Genetics Experiments
    0.1.0 Bed Bully

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    Have fun finding and lugging that piece around, lol
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