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    Finally set up the tank, live bottom.

    @[ATTACH=CONFIG]43876[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]43877[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]43878[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]43879[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]43880[/ATTACH];

    Hydroton, water bottle for suction access, filter floss, substrate mix (Eco earth, cocoa husk, little cyprus mulch, top soil, forrest moss, shagnum moss), leaf litter, spring tails x 2, isopods, pothos, snake plant, hopefully will-live ficus, ferns and moss cuttings from a friend.
    1.1 fimbriatus adults ,
    1.1 juvie fimbriatus,
    1.1 phantasticus
    0.2 leopard geckos
    And then there's the non-gecko babies...

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    Oh shoot.. I wonder why the pictures didnt load?
    1.1 fimbriatus adults ,
    1.1 juvie fimbriatus,
    1.1 phantasticus
    0.2 leopard geckos
    And then there's the non-gecko babies...

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    That's how I do mine. Load them off phone. Attach . Id try again.

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    1.1 fimbriatus adults ,
    1.1 juvie fimbriatus,
    1.1 phantasticus
    0.2 leopard geckos
    And then there's the non-gecko babies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thecoldandfuzzies View Post
    Finally set up the tank, live bottom.

    Hydroton, water bottle for suction access, filter floss, substrate mix (Eco earth, cocoa husk, little cyprus mulch, top soil, forrest moss, shagnum moss), leaf litter, spring tails x 2, isopods, pothos, snake plant, hopefully will-live ficus, ferns and moss cuttings from a friend.
    What is filter floss?

    Did you use something like Weedblocker Cloth to separate the Hydroton from your substrate mix?

    What are your proportions of topsoil to coco fiber and coco husk? My snake plants do well in a mix of 2/3 Wonder Worm humus and 1/3 Eco Earth's coco fiber. Pothos need a better mix.
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    Filter floss is a aquarium supply that I'm guessing works like the weed locker cloth or bio-drain etc that keeps the substrate from getting into the Hydroton. It's non toxic.

    Not sure the mix as we didn't measure it. It's mostly cocoa fiber. The pothos in our other enclosures are doing pretty well, they're so hardy. We Ended up cutting excess out of the other tanks as starters for new ones. I wonder if the leaf litter and animal/food waste adds to the soil enough for the plants?
    Haven't considered humus yet.. We were contemplating orchid bark just to have better drainage.

    One of the earlier tank setups was almost entirely cocoa fiber with moss and leaf litter on top... The plants didn't go crazy in there and drainage seemed to be an issue. It was a bit musty and at one point think it might have gone anaerobic. Despite that! Though, the isopods did well.. You could see lots of babies just under the soil level. That's off topic sorry.

    New tanks doing alright so far!
    Last edited by Thecoldandfuzzies; 01-01-2018 at 09:14 PM. Reason: Mixed up my theres. *palm*head*
    1.1 fimbriatus adults ,
    1.1 juvie fimbriatus,
    1.1 phantasticus
    0.2 leopard geckos
    And then there's the non-gecko babies...

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