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Building a unique terrarium


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#21 Offline cap_backfire - Posted April 7 2021 - 7:21 PM

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So far so good!   This looks almost like a tutorial for me!  I have a LITTLE different style I'm going to try but the basics are the same.  Thank you so much for posting!  


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#22 Offline AntaholicAnonymous - Posted April 9 2021 - 4:58 AM

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Thank you for the feedback I hope I can deliver. You can never be sure if it will look good until it's done. lol
I hope I get to see your setup as well when it's done.
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#23 Offline AntaholicAnonymous - Posted April 9 2021 - 5:01 AM

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I figured out how I wanna do the ground level now.

The main reason I had to ditch the old setup is because it was too high up in the front and I couldn't create a good viewing angle with the soil.
Sloping it back is very important especially when you wanna create a good front view.
Those barriers I added will be like small cliffs with bigger plateaus on top.

That gives me space to put a lot of soil in the setup. Not just volume wise but also depth. I suspect ants moving towards the back left corner in the deep soil so the food will be offered at the right in shallow, dry soil to minimize bacteria.
In the next update I should have already siliconed everything hopefully this weekend.
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#24 Offline cap_backfire - Posted April 13 2021 - 11:02 AM

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These projects take so long!!!   I love the idea of plateaus.   I may steal a bit of this for my own design... I have much more limited space, though so no promises.  


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#25 Offline AntaholicAnonymous - Posted April 18 2021 - 6:51 AM

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I was thinking a lot about how to make it look more realistic and while applying silicone i saw it stringing down like this and that was the answer.
It gives it a look of a landscape that's been there for a long time.
I could make the island and the vines with the same concept because it adds a lot of detail.






My apologies for being lazy. lol
The silicone is expensive and it's the hardest part so I've been putting it off but I'm working on it right now and I'll do a lot more today.
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#26 Offline AntaholicAnonymous - Posted April 18 2021 - 6:52 AM

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You barely even see the details on the picture I'm limited to my phone camera

#27 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 18 2021 - 8:39 AM

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I can see it and it is gorgeous!


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