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Finaly finished my Bio Active Viv for the porphyraceus coxi (Bamboo Rat Snake)
Its been a long process with months on inactivity, but finaly gor the plants in and some woodlice, springtails and worms in there.
Some photos before I fitted the glass which is now in. Gonna run it for a few weeks to see how the plants go be fore i let the coxi in.
Nothing to Unusual in the plants but i am well pleased with my first planted Viv:2thumb:.
Comments welcomed! and thanks to Ron and Jay for the advice all them months ago!



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Hi, looks ace :2thumb: One question, have you lined the viv with a waterproof barrier or just sealed it?

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thats looking good mate, and looks very hard wearing too so should be great for a snake to go clashing around in there, even with the odd plant casualty.

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Hi, looks ace :2thumb: One question, have you lined the viv with a waterproof barrier or just sealed it?

Dave
Thanks, Its sealed with varnish then silicone, then pond liner all over, then on the back and sides is a polystyreen and expanding foam, covered again in silicon and then the cocao fiber. I was warned that all wooden ones will eventualy rot so i went a bit overboard to attempt to prolong the life.
The base area inside is triple layered pond liner too:blush:.
 

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thats looking good mate, and looks very hard wearing too so should be great for a snake to go clashing around in there, even with the odd plant casualty.

jay
Thanks Jay,
the bamboo is a wee snake too so not to heavy, but i have taken cuttingd or devisions from all the plants to replace as and when.
 

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WOW looks awesome!! might have a go at that one day, are materials etc expensive??
 

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WOW looks awesome!! might have a go at that one day, are materials etc expensive??
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Not realy that expensive, the aquarium sealant is the most costly part (excluding lights etc!) but even that isnt to expensive on line. it takes a lot of time though!
 

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Finaly finished my Bio Active Viv for the porphyraceus coxi (Bamboo Rat Snake)
Its been a long process with months on inactivity, but finaly gor the plants in and some woodlice, springtails and worms in there.
Some photos before I fitted the glass which is now in. Gonna run it for a few weeks to see how the plants go be fore i let the coxi in.
Nothing to Unusual in the plants but i am well pleased with my first planted Viv:2thumb:.
Comments welcomed! and thanks to Ron and Jay for the advice all them months ago!
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Great looking viv. The wandering Jew and the Porthos will go mad in there so be ready to cut back. You will have loads of cuttings from them. I will interested how you get on with the spider plant. My grow made in the house but don't seem to do well in the viv.

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Great looking viv. The wandering Jew and the Porthos will go mad in there so be ready to cut back. You will have loads of cuttings from them. I will interested how you get on with the spider plant. My grow made in the house but don't seem to do well in the viv.

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Thanks Adam, I will see how the spider goes, wont be too bothered if it fails im not sure i like it now, but will leave it in to see, and let you know.
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Finaly got aphoto of himin his with a new viv,
the move, a shedding, and a feed has meant that we aint seen much of him for a while but here you go -

 

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Update

Took a few shots today of the Eric, plants seem to be doing fine, lost the fittonias (slug!) may try again, spider plant seems to be doing fine although its a bit bleached, added some purple sorrel type plant which is going well.
Had a few Photos die!:blush: but sorted that out now the water wasnt getting to the roots, just dropping behind.
Plants are a bit leggy but i realy dont mind, i cant have too strong a light as the Coxi dont like it. All the little springtails, woodlice and worms (dung heap type) are doing a great job, snake poo is gone in about 3 days! unless its a big one, wich i just remove.
Any way heres a couple of photos.

will try and get one with no reflection next time!



I love the wat he contrasts with the greenery.
PS this is not the main "day" light that is on, i give him 2hrs in the early morning and evening with just a UV before and after the main light comes on.
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Wow, amazing viv! I'm starting to regret coming into this part of the forum, everyone's vivs and tanks look so good!
 

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Looks really good . Just got into planted vivs myself for phelsuma sp and garters . Got to get some bamboos now ! Like you say the contrest is amazing !!!

Cheers Nick
 
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