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25 March 2012 @ 09:50 pm
55 Gallon Tank score!  
I went on Craigs List the other day looking for a 55 gallon tank. I found one that was of coursed used but looked in decent shape. I set up the time to meet with the guy and Chris took me out to Tarpon Springs today. This was a former snake cage. Can't be used as a fish tank since it need new silicone. Luckily tubes of it are pretty cheap and I can probably fix it. But I'm not going to use it for fish. I want a bigger terrarium for my indoor plants. It was a great deal for only $25.

My new 55 gallon terrarium

This is before I cleaned it. I'd like to do a nice design in there and get as many plants as possible in, but no ideas really. I thought about perhaps doing tiers with PVC and egg carton. Or my own waterfall since I have an extra mini pump just lying around. I just don't know how to make the tiers yet or how I'd want the pool. But really my mind's blank. I'm not sure what I want to do with this. Many of the plants I'm getting can be grown as house plants in regular humidity. Would be funny if only my tiny hamata ended up in there with a big mansion all to itself. I do have trouble creating something out of nothing.
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
draconisthanos: relaxeddraconisthanos on March 26th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
It was a challenge getting this home. The drive was gorgeous! I can just see all your plants in this new mansion.

Edited at 2012-03-26 02:00 am (UTC)
Des: Nepenthes lowiithagirion on March 26th, 2012 02:03 am (UTC)
I had a blast. Thanks babes. Oh? Well please tell me what you see. I'm not getting anything.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Crazeh Coridor!silvolf on March 26th, 2012 07:25 am (UTC)
Hope you can do something nice with it!
Desthagirion on March 26th, 2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I'll think of something.
kabuldurkabuldur on March 26th, 2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, cool. A nice big tank for your plants. I just imabgines it filled with plants. I didn't see any layers or waterfalls. That would be cool if you could do that. The tiers would make much better use of the space. Maybe a little pond in there as well :)
Desthagirion on March 26th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah this will be much better. Adding a tier will definitely let me have more plants in there.