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    Default OK Here Goes 20GH Terraium!

    So im sure plenty of people have seen my last attempt at building a terrarium, it was a small disaster in the end because the silicone came from a bad batch (no its not human error) and didnt work to well! either way it was just a practice. ive now started AND FINISHED!!! my terrarium which is in a 20 Gallon High (20GH) it has a waterfall and a fals bottom, heres a picture of the FINISHED product =D
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    The Build

    Step 1: make a rough draft (not shown)
    Step 2: Get supplies (in the album)
    Step 3: assemble the False Bottom and check fittings
    Step 4: Make the False Bottom Substrate Proof

    Step 5: Set tank up with false bottom

    Step 6: Position Waterfall


    Step 7: Add Pea-Gravel and pump MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN IT!!!


    Step 8: Add Waterfall piece

    Step 9: add the mid layer of Pea-Gravel and make the drainage layer for the substate
    Step 10: ADD water and Re-arrange tubing to how you like it!!!

    Step 11: Add substrate and Pea-gravel to you're liking, NOTE make them even with each-other for a nice effect
    Step 12: add youre EXTRAS!!! 1






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    I added a small heat bad under the pea grave to increase humidy, this is a personal prefrence NOT a requirement and it also requires me to pay close attention to it!!!
    another thing! i added a smal bit of LIVE bacteria to the water to help it stay clean, this is also another thing that really depends on youre water what kind and where its from

    Thanks for reading and id like any friendly critisism!

    ~Brandon
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    Fine breeding ground for bacteria you have created.
    -Charles Mullen
    I'm looking for really nice chahoua.

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    yes, at least its intention bacteria!
    i added a special bacteria to it, thats why the water was green.
    its COMPLETELY clear now!
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    another update, using wood for the waterfall will turn youre water a slight tan-ish color, this is normal and it softens the water lowering its PH levels. wanted to let everybody know!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sushigex View Post
    Fine breeding ground for bacteria you have created.
    Agreed.

    There is essentially no way for the cage to dry out. I do not see the purpose of the water, really, since cresteds are mainly arboreal, are they not? Not quite fish.

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    mine loved watching the waterfall I had for them.
    You will probably need to change out the water fairly frequently because cresteds tend to drag dirt and poop into the water since it's such a small area. But as long as you're willing and ready to do that I say it looks cute.
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    yeah tottally, ive actually read quite abit of things youve posted rhachic and mine likes to stand at the op with its feet in the water and watch it all cascade down the waterfall! its pretty cool how they like somthing so simple so much! the only problem i am forsee-ing is the humidity because of the amount of water in it... im thinking of hooking up a small computerfan with a 12V and letting it pull the moisture out every now and then

    -NOTE: this isnt required, my light drys it out plentily!
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    i have pics somewhere of one of my crested females that use to hang upside down and stare at the waterfall dripping into the aquarium in my large vivarium. I also have pics of one of my female chahoua's anchoring her tail to the side and sprawling out on top of the water. They also use to swim on occasion, but mostly just liked watching it. There is water on their islands, I don't see the harm in offering it as an option, though when you have it as 1/2 of a small tank it's a bit trickier as far as mold, keeping the water clean, and as you've mentioned the humidity. A fan may be a really good way to solve that issue. If your temps aren't too high and you have a drier house it may not even be necessary. I suggest a hygrometer and monitoring the humidity closely. Typically you'd want to do all this testing stuff before you put the critters in though.
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    i totally agree with you, i have a thermo-hygrometer to moniter it and i do have 1 question, how low does the humidity need to go? i turned the waterfall off for the night and today and now its at 66 i think it needs to go down to like 40 or so but im not sure!

    the water is only 2 inches though, just wanted to clarify that most of it is moss and substrate along the bottom.
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