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Description: 40 gallon hexagon aquarium made into a habitat for 4 Surinam Cobalt Tinc dart frogs. For more information and better pictures, please go to http://ImageEvent.com/Audiomaster/40GallonHexagon/

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User: AudioTaylor (see all of AudioTaylor's photos)
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Date: 09/05/03
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Image URL: http://gallery.kingsnake.com/data/898Dsc01251-med.jpg
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UNCherp

Registered: 03/2003
Location: Chapel Hill
Photos Uplaoded: 8
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I am a college student at the university of North carolina at Chapel Hill, I am studying sports management and marketing. I have kept reptiles since I was six, and currently I have a chacoan white headed tegu

I love how the hexagonal vivariums look, could you tell me some of the specifics on your cage design, what lighting scheme do you use, and how are oyu venilating the cage, it looks like a standard hexagonal glass aquarium, and I have always wondered how to go about venilating one properly without extreme modification Rating: 5/5 
09-07-2003 05:32PM View UNCherp's Profile View UNCherp's Gallery  

AudioTaylor

Registered: 01/2002
Location: Southern California
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"The day we would limit ourselves or adapt to the music scene, would be the day Opeth dies." -Mikael Akerfeldt; Lead singer and genious behind the metal band, Opeth.

Hey. Yeah, Its just a standard fish aquarium. I didnt have to modify it at all, I just worked around it so to speak. I updated my gallery with more detail about the ventalation and lighting for you. http://ImageEvent.com/audiomaster/40gallonhexagon/ Hope I remembered everything.
09-08-2003 07:44AM View AudioTaylor's Profile Visit AudioTaylor's Homepage! View AudioTaylor's Gallery  

spranks

Registered: 10/2003
Location: College Park, MD
Photos Uplaoded: 6
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Wow, that is gorgeous.

If you don't mind my asking, about how much did it cost to set that up, and how about how much time did it take?

I've always wanted a real nice viarium like that, but I assume it's too expensive for me right now.
Rating: 5/5 
10-19-2003 08:37PM View spranks's Profile View spranks's Gallery  

RoadRunner

Registered: 03/2003
Location: Long Island, NY
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9,600 cents
10-19-2003 09:26PM View RoadRunner's Profile View RoadRunner's Gallery  

AudioTaylor

Registered: 01/2002
Location: Southern California
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"The day we would limit ourselves or adapt to the music scene, would be the day Opeth dies." -Mikael Akerfeldt; Lead singer and genious behind the metal band, Opeth.

haha, yeah roadrunner, the lights were 96.00, but there are many other things I used. With the lights, plants, hood, glass lid, misting system, and other supplies, it was about $220.00. Vivarium costs can fluxuate quite a lot depending on how many plants you use and how extravegant they are. I used a few orchids which were pricy, but they are looking good and producing lots of new roots. Lights too can be either dirt cheap or cost you an arm and a leg. Bottom line is, you should be able to setup a nice 10 gallon for a pair of dart frogs for around 40 bucks if you shop around. Good luck with everything!
-David

***EDIT***
It took me about a month (off and on) to finish it.
10-19-2003 10:21PM View AudioTaylor's Profile Visit AudioTaylor's Homepage! View AudioTaylor's Gallery  

spranks

Registered: 10/2003
Location: College Park, MD
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Wow, that's much more reasonable than I had imagined. I set up a little (20gal) low-budget reef a couple of years ago and I'm pretty sure it cost me somewhere in the $600 range by the time I finished it. And I've been dumping money into it ever since.

Heh, you probably shouldn't have told me because now I'm really going to want to set one up, even though I should wait until I finish school.
10-21-2003 12:46AM View spranks's Profile View spranks's Gallery  

AudioTaylor

Registered: 01/2002
Location: Southern California
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"The day we would limit ourselves or adapt to the music scene, would be the day Opeth dies." -Mikael Akerfeldt; Lead singer and genious behind the metal band, Opeth.

No, its not bad at all. Keep in mind though that I did get the tank and stand from a friend for free, so that knocked off about 80 bucks. Cost for vivariums can vary so much its really up to you. I know thats not how it is with reefs, thats for sure. I love how they look and everything but damn, youll end up paying almost 1000 bucks before its even been setup a year. Once a vivarium is up and running, its virtually maintinance free.
10-23-2003 05:14AM View AudioTaylor's Profile Visit AudioTaylor's Homepage! View AudioTaylor's Gallery