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#1 Thomas Straubmuller

 
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 13:21 PM

Hello all!

I´ve worked hard the last days.
Now i can present you my new designed terraria.

Some things changed, and maybe some of you remember the old one. But it was time for a change.

Many bugs, woodlouse and other animal destroyed the most of the cork wall over the years. So I have no other choice to put all the plants out, clean the terraria and put the plants back.

Here are the results, i hope you like it!
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I´ve made a photo series about the work of the last days. I will post them here soon!

Best regards,
Thomas
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#2 Daniel G

 
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 13:49 PM

That... looks... amazing!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 14:36 PM

Looks great! Can I ask what are the measures?

All it needs is some kind of natural looking background :yes:

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 17:54 PM

Beautiful! You've really well landscaped it too :D

#5 Thomas Straubmuller

 
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Posted 15 September 2011 - 19:05 PM

Thx guys!

The measure is 120 x 40 x 50 (cm)
Yes, the background is not finished, yet.

I´m sure that the landscape will be modified in the next weeks...

Best regards,
Thomas

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 19:12 PM

Very nice and I look forward to the photo series

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 10:01 AM

Wow!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:28 PM

Thomas,

how ever, it looks fine !

Best regards

Günter

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 12:51 PM

Amazing! I sense a rearrangement and landscaping of my terrarium is about to happen ^^

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 20:39 PM

Hi Thomas,

congrats - looks great!

What are those two red Nepenthes in the front (left and right to the small Heliamphora)? Do you have close-ups of these?

Regards

Martin

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 14:32 PM

Hi guys!

Thx for the comments!

@ Martin: The Nepenthes on the left is a N. pervillei and the Nepenthes on the right is a N. campanulata x lowii.
Especially the second one is amazing. It has the shape of the campanulata and the coulours of the lowii :wub:

I will take some pics of both the next days!

Regards,
Thomas

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 15:51 PM

Looks awesome, but how long have your Bulbos in the corner been groing in the peat? The orchids are not going to like the wet peat for long before the roots rot. They would be awesome mounted on cork bark though hanging in the corner or back. What species are they BTW?

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 19:38 PM

Hi JB!

I´ve grow the orchids for some years now in the terraria without any problems.
They grow so heavy, that i have to cut them every year.

Also the orchids are flowering very well, every year 2 times...
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The plants are: Bulb. lasiochilum, Bulb. putidum, Cirrhopetalum makoyanum, Cirrhopetalum frostii, and the other ones i have to look!

Best regards,
Thomas

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 21:37 PM

Gorgeous! Can't wait to see your updates.

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 12:00 PM

Very, very nice tank :)

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 18:03 PM

Wow Thomas! They are doing awesome! Please share the mix you are using in the bottom of your terrarium. Also how big is your tank? I am setting up a 55 gallon and I have been proven time and time again this year my conventional thinking and teaching has been turned on it's head. My paph are growing better in standing water and nep mix than they have ever grown.

Do at this point I am game to learn ANYTHING different than I currently do things. You are obviously doing something right and I want to learn your secrets. :)

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 18:06 PM

I love bulbos and would love to learn to do them better. Thanks for any info. I love learning methods that go against conventional wisdom and produce excellent results.