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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:57 pm 
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The title says it all! My dad made me this amazing home for my black beauties, they moved in today, much better than a Wilkos viv! Will they need a heat mat to get them through winter? It gets really cold in my house.
The front perspex slides up so I can get in to change their privit leaves and clean the bottom, I'm so pleased with it! The sides are opaque perspex just because that is what he happened to have around.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Looks Great!

i run a heat mat across the back half of the floor of my tank when it gets really cold - I try and keep them around 20 minimum, but occassionally it will dip below that, the temperature I tend to get concerned at is anything below 18c, but I think that's just a general figure I arrived at from reading various posts!

Great tank though - Bet they're loving the space.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:26 pm 
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They're pretty hardy but I think prolonged exposure to cold wouldn't be too good.. mine don't have extra heat.
Enclosure looks nice :thumb:
Might just need some more ventilation if mould becomes a problem.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Thank you, there are a few 1mm air holes in the sides, my dad didn't know how small they are when young so he didn't want to make them bigger, I can do more though.

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Amphibians: Axolotls - Full Throttle and James Bond
Fish: Coldwater fish and water woodlice


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:51 pm 
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Cool, couldn't see that in the pictures. Looks like a top job :D

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:13 pm 
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it is a million times better than the Wilkos viv, which they escaped from frequently, I lost a few to the cats :-(

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:08 pm 
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tumptyteapot wrote:
Thank you, there are a few 1mm air holes in the sides, my dad didn't know how small they are when young so he didn't want to make them bigger, I can do more though.


Not sure if you've kept these from nymphs, but they're very small, and great escape artists! so as you say, more holes is probably better than bigger holes!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:43 pm 
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so far there is no sign of mould or condensation but it's winter, it might be different when it gets warmer!

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Millipedes: 6 juvenile Giant Africans, all called George
Amphibians: Axolotls - Full Throttle and James Bond
Fish: Coldwater fish and water woodlice


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