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Sub Tropical Forest Tank

Discussion in 'Vivariums' started by titus, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. titus

    titus Elite Member Premium Member

    Well one of my larger Exo terras became free for new animals. I set up a sub tropical forest tank with it that as of now houses only Isopods and crickets (test subjects, for a self maintaining tank). I will be adding some millipedes to help with the larger clean up but haven't decided on a species yet, or if I'll try a wild collection. The end user will be a invert (T or scorp) or mostlikely a small gecko of some kind. Here are a few pictures let me know what your thoughts are.


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  2. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    Always like your live plant approach to setups Titus.
    Nice job.
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I agree. The live plants add a nice touch.
    Too bad everything I keep would destroy them!
  4. titus

    titus Elite Member Premium Member

    Thanks for the comments. I've added a bit more moss to the tank under the bark and wood where it would naturally grow. I'm not quite sure if the tank is done yet though. I am trying to make it as natural as possible without making it too busy. Though it should be nice on it's own as what ever ends up living there will hide most the time. I haven't had too much problems with smaller snakes destroying plants. Though I don't even try anymore with snakes weighting more than 400-600g as adults.
  5. komodoking

    komodoking Active Member

    I like, looking good
  6. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Looks great, I too love the idea of live plants. I've attached a picture of some Isopods that you may not want to inhabit your tank. its too funny

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  7. FXL5

    FXL5 Well-Known Member

    Sorry I'm dense, but....what on EARTH are those things?
  8. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    I think they live in the ocean, maybe I'm dense too, but I'm also curious!
  9. FXL5

    FXL5 Well-Known Member

    They look like...I dunno, woodlice with a lobster tail. But giant ones.
  10. Cowrie

    Cowrie Well-Known Member

    Those would be giant isopods. (Pretty sure the binomial is Bathynormus gigantus.) They live in the ocean depths, have a tendancy to school, and really ARE about that size. That photoshop is a classic, or at least well on it's way to being one. Their eyes look like sunglasses to me.
  11. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Yep, isopods from the ocean. That photo is a classic on

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