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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Janella » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:55 pm

I did a total enclosure clean tonight for both my guys. What you all think?
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby RedheadChick96 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:22 am

Well I redid Reese's enclosure. She seemed like she needed it. Now she acts much better.
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby mywave » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:41 pm

Hey just a question for you guys, enclosures looking awesome btw!
Hey, I notice a lot of these pics show two domed light fixtures , one has the basking light obviously, is the other for a CHE or something?
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby EricaLikeBurrito » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:28 pm

mywave wrote:Hey just a question for you guys, enclosures looking awesome btw!
Hey, I notice a lot of these pics show two domed light fixtures , one has the basking light obviously, is the other for a CHE or something?


The other dome is UVB
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby islandlizards » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:14 pm

I have just finished setting this larger tank up for my two blue-tongues. Dad built this habitat for my Christmas present this year. King Billy and Correa (my Blue-Tounges) are really enjoying the 4 foot habitat.
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Y33T » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:37 pm

idk if I can still post here
Bajo’s tank still needs some work. He just has a hide and and basking tile nothing really special.
I’m hoping to make his tank look just as nice as Kira’s.
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Bryson26 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:51 pm

This is my new bts set up. I haven’t got the heat lamps yet but the black thing is the cool hide and the rock is it’s basking rock. It can also burrow underneath the rock if it wanted. I’m getting more stuff tomorrow to make it look better. I have an under tank heater buts it’s trash. What else should I get? Oh and I’m getting a thermometer with a hygrometer.
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Keytal » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:57 am

My skinks (not all) ... just an idea how I keep them :)
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby kayla990 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:25 pm

Update on our tank :D 150x60x60cm. (lots of pictures/long post warning!)

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As of today...cool side on the left with the real plants, and fake plants on the hot side (right) with a mini waterfall feature in the corner - mainly to help humidity, though she likes drinking and climbing on it.


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Above view after a spray down. She's still able to fit on the ramp for the moment, may have to work out something when she's bigger!


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For those interested by the plant types: Pink Fan Bromeliad, Guzmania Bromeliad, Peperomia Carperata, Tillandsia (sadly shop didn't know the airplant name); along with a bunch of unidentified moss. Hopefully will try Pilea Glauca in there again (unless she tries to munch it again..).


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Quick shot of the middle section, I love that the lichen is growing really well! May see if I can get it growing on the rocky surface. The tunnel and ramp to basking spot is natural cork bark. Substrate is a mix of sphagnum moss, reptile/orchid bark, cypress mulch, coco-coir and natural mosses. Water dish size increased since last post; as she's growing well.
Note - I don't recommend pebbles, learnt the hard way! (they have since been fully removed this morning.. heard some clanking noises and saw she dragged one out in attempt to chomp down on it! Might have thought it was a snail? Managed to get the pebble away in time; and plan to replace them with huge rocks so she can climb in/out easily).


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The fan bromeliad when it was in bloom - it's gained two pup's since then; hoping it'll flower again in summer! Attached to a sturdy piece of driftwood that also allows burrowing underneath. So far keeping in one piece!


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Before it was planted, showing the different levels. There is another cave on the far right side, just below the ramp.


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Last one! The air plant in the new location.. since she loved to use it as a ladder to get to the 'Top' level (favorite spot.. climbs up nearly daily, can see her on the background). Also pushed off every last bit of moss from the 'Top' and 'Ledge' :lol: gave up replacing it.. may hot glue it on!


So although she's just under 4 months old - still managed to uproot/pull down plants (as expected!). However I'm really surprised how much she seems to climb up high, seems to do this a lot more than burrowing (will sometimes slink under the larger moss patches or snuggle into the plant pot; otherwise we don't see her go underground). I really love watching her explore things, so feels worth while doing it! Still learning a lot from her behaviour, and will change things around as needed (or for further enrichment). I can't say if her activity is from the tank layout or personality, but she seems to be out a lot! For example today she was out and about from 6:30am until 8:00pm :D
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