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Time to layout the look that you want.Of course there is no right or wrong way to do this...if it is pleasant to your eye then you have it!

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I put the gravel in and started adding rocks and wood. After moving them around for a couple of hours I decided on this look. I created a couple of pools and some dry areas. What you need will depend on what sort of critters you plan to add. I will have toads and a couple of newts. I chose these because I will not be heating the water.

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I added a small piece of Baby Tears ground cover on the left. There was a small alcove just waiting for it! Next I went out on my yard to hunt for something special. Found it! A small fern to place behind the rock here. When it outgrows the tank I will just find another small one.

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Added a nice tropical plant in the corner behind another rock and a small sprig of something from the yard again.
I had to half bury the pieces of wood so they would not float away...like they have somewhere to go right? Now I have the look I wanted.
Remember that your viquarium is a "living" environment and will change on its own. You can add or take things out to your liking.

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Here is a closer look of the small fern. I also just added the lighting. I chose a double bulb setup. Plant light left and 25 watt clear right. The plants like the light and the froggies will enjoy the warmth.

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Here is one of the new residents...a firebelly newt. He likes it hanging around the baby tears plant.

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This Eastern newt likes to stay in the water alot.

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One of two fire-belly toads that I added.

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Here is my finished 10 gallon viquarium.
Just added a few more plants and some moss.
The critters include two fire-belly toads and two fire-belly newts.
They are quite happy in their new home!

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This is my cat Kimmie...she thinks that I built it especially for her! She had been sitting there for about an hour before I took this photo.

It took me about 4 days off and on to complete this project...about 6 hours in all. I hope you enjoyed my site and got some ideas for your own Viquarium.
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Mike's Viquarium