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Old 18-02-2014, 06:26 PM
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Hi everyone,

So, I allowed the expanding foam to set after 28 hours and began to see certain shapes and things that I could carve out, especially the slope/ramp along the middle, which gave me this;



As you might have noticed, I decided to add the tree truck in separately so it sticks out more than the background. I used off cuts of the background to give it support.












I have done much more work since I started making the tree but i have yet to photograph the progress, but here is some photos of it about 2 weeks ago!



In this time, I also built the Racking which is fully secured onto the wall:-









Anyway, keep your eyes peeled for my next update!
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Old 18-02-2014, 06:27 PM
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glad to see you transfer this over from frogforum fella
Easier that way mate!

However, stuff that wasn't there before
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bring on the next steps..
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Nice one fella looking great amazed how fast u work dude ;-)


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Old 18-02-2014, 09:28 PM
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Nice one fella looking great amazed how fast u work dude ;-)


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I know right I work pretty damn fast haha nah I just thought I should have posted on here aswell, plus I wanted to see if I could post photos from elsewhere on here! lol
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:11 PM
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Hi all,

I updated my build thread on FrogForum but completely forgot about RFUK! :/ So, here is yet another update from me, continuing the build for my Mantella aurantiaca individuals!

So here was the finishing (the white parts were covered again after I took the photograph) product of the Silicone/Coir Compost background!

It really doesn't look like much in all honesty... Until the plants went in with the rocks (forgot to mention the rocks...)

So, with that, it was about time some foliage etc was placed within the exhibit. Obviously though, nothing else will go in with the plants for a few weeks (this is long past though as you will see with my final update lol).

White Butterfly Plant (Syngonium podophyllum), "Red Skeleton" Snake Skin Plant (Fittonia verschaffeltii) & Creeping Peperomia (Peperomia rotundifolia) were the first plants to enter the exhibit.
Aluminum Plant (Pilea cadierei), Earth Starfish Plant (Cryptanthus bivittatus), Green Ivy (Hedera helix), Heartleaf Plant (Philodendron scandens), Asian Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila) "Snowflake" and a few other plants then went in. Here are a few close ups.




So that was about 3 weeks ago now! So now, is the final update... in the form of the next post... I am really bad at updating these things! lol

Kind regards,

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Old 06-04-2014, 07:16 PM
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So here is the next update which I stated less than a few minutes ago will be uploaded! lol

Finally, at long last this one is nearly complete, it took such a long time but that is what happens with you prioritise things! lol

Anyway, I had, technically, the final step to the build which I must admit, turned out a lot better than I thought it would! lol So, without further ado, here is the final out come (still need to sort out the front trench which will act as a seasonal pool.)











So, the woodland moss is in there, which I somehow manage to grow quite nicely within Terrariums, don't ask me how I manage it... haha! :P But anyway, there is Kyoto Moss Spores scattered across the Terrarium, so hopefully that will take eventually! Fingers crossed

Next for the final final update will be the Water Section! But shall be moving onto my next update, the re-doing of the Mantella viridis exhibit

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Looks Awesome

Will be looking forward to seeing how it grows in.
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