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    The plant is brand new so cant have root rot yet its planted directly into the soil in the tank for only like 3 days now.Its organic soil mixed with coco fiber mixed with eco earth...When I smell the leaves of the plant its the exacts smell that comes from the tank when I open the door..I bet if I take it out the smell will be gone..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moraki View Post
    I was kinda curious why you went with acrylic in the 1st place. Did you save the glass from the side you took off? A glass shop could have cut it into 3 pieces for cheaper than you paid for the acrylic. I could have even cut it myself i think ... i have a glass blade for my tile saw that i think would work.
    Ventilation from the bottom of the tank cant drill holes through glass..lol
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    Crotons shouldn't be having any real noticeable smell to begin with. At lest not an odor that would make people gag. You can try taking the croton out to verify that its the problem plant. But I'd be willing to wager that if you washed off the soil, you would see root decay on it.

    It could be that the nursery that you got them from planted it in a normal potting mix. While this is fine for most plants, Crotons like a lot of water and are also unable to handle a lot of standing water on them. That's why it makes since to use them in a gecko enclosure, they like the mist as much as the lizard.

    If both the one you got and the one in the nursery are smelling off, then they both may have some form of decay going on.

    Personally though, I would get rid of it anyway. I have a deep hatred of the plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cid67 View Post
    Ventilation from the bottom of the tank cant drill holes through glass..lol
    Well that makes sense .... and maybe you cant but some of us do it regularly.

    But anyway you could have the door remade in glass, but it would be heavier for sure. You might need better hinges. Or you can look around for some proper sized U or L channel. If you could put a slim metal edge on it, you could straiten it out and strengthen it.

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    Thanks I'll keep that in mind if the acrylic gets too bad I can't really put a metal edge on it cause of the beveled edges I did keep the origional glass that was in there so maybe I'll bring it down and get another glass one made

    I dunno what I was thinking getting acrylic I've drilled holes in glass as well for my reef tank and my snake tank musta had a brainfart
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    So hey I made the screen top yesterday left it on over night & the smell is pretty much gonzo..
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    If you do elect to redo it and drill glass id recomend picking up a bit like this...



    they weren't readily available in the past, but now days you can find them at lowes and home despot. They will set you back a bit, 20 bucks for a single bit or 50 for a 4 pack. But they cut so much faster than traditional masonry bits and use so much less force. It saves you alot of time and cuts the risk of drilling breaking the glass/masonry/tile that you're working on. Just use alot of water and they will last a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cid67 View Post
    Too many plants..?? LOL me thinks so


    Decides to split the snake plant & take out the Diefenbachia
    You shouldnt use Dieffenbachia anyways because they are toxic. Not only when swallowed but also when they get in contact with mucosa, like when the gecko is licking water drops from the leaves.
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    Damn I thought I was gonna get away without anyone noticing..lol

    I didnt put it in any of the enclosures its on my pc desk..
    I had a brainfart when I bought it & once I got home I was like awwww...crap...but it was only $5 so meh..
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