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PostSubject: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 1:22 pm

Greetings, here is some pictures of my super lame setup of 3 P. Imps. and 2 Babies. Also, I have a 150 gallon tank in the backyard waiting to be setup when I move to a new home.

Basic setup, 4 hides, 2 water bowls, Coco Husk and Potting Soil with a nifty piece of wood I found =D


Another Angle...


Yet again, another angle...


Switching it up, gotta have those aerial angles too Wink


Inside the bellies of the best


I believe there are two in this one.


Looking for munchies


Wow, these angles are getting exciting


The 150 gallon, it is 6ft long by 1ft 6 inches wide and 2ft deep. Cost me 100 US$
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 1:46 pm

nice setup! that thing is HUGE. you should try and move the hides around just to add some extra cool points.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 2:03 pm

Wow awesome that massive I want one that big lol with about 15 juvi emps in would be good lol Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 2:09 pm

I like the layered caves setup, but may I make a suggestion?

Remove the large chucks of coco husk, as those make burrowing difficult, and fill it up a few more inches with the more finely ground fiber. It will probably take quite a bit to fill up your 150 tank, but you can usually find the bricks in three-packs for $10.

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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 2:31 pm

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I like the layered caves setup, but may I make a suggestion?

Remove the large chucks of coco husk, as those make burrowing difficult, and fill it up a few more inches with the more finely ground fiber. It will probably take quite a bit to fill up your 150 tank, but you can usually find the bricks in three-packs for $10.

+1 was so amazed by the size of the tank i didnt really pay much attention to anything else, deffo get a load more coca fiber in there 4-6" and i would get like a large water dish or make a pool as you have the room for it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 2:34 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
I like the layered caves setup, but may I make a suggestion?

Remove the large chucks of coco husk, as those make burrowing difficult, and fill it up a few more inches with the more finely ground fiber. It will probably take quite a bit to fill up your 150 tank, but you can usually find the bricks in three-packs for $10.

I ordered 4 packs of 3, so in total, I will be receiving 12 bricks. About the larger chunks of the coco husk, I will do so.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 2:41 pm

I'm glad everyone is taking a shine to the 150. I would be glad to hear any Ideas or suggestions. I think I will be moving in about a month so I would like to have it running by the 1st week of being moved.

231bex; I thought so as well in regards to a larger dish but then I had the idea to actually incorporate a stream to fill in a pool. Of course it would be shallow but I really like that idea.

Again, I want to go all out with the 150 so please, shoot ideas at me.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 3:01 pm

that sounds awesome am looking forward to seeing how that turns out! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 3:36 pm

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Again, I want to go all out with the 150 so please, shoot ideas at me.

I've noticed that throwing a few fake leafy vines into a tank can really green the place up without risk of rotting vegetation or scorps digging up the roots. Very Happy

Moss would look awesome too, but I don't know how easy it is to grow in a tank without lots of supplemental lighting.

Maybe you could put some hides right up against the glass with removable covers, so you can see your scorps from time to time?

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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 3:37 pm

Seeing as how I am a fan of live plants, you should add some in Smile A 150 gal tank gives you more than enough room to do whatever you want haha
Some members try to make a wild, jungle feel and add in those tiki statues, half burying them. They then add in plants that spread out, creeping and crawling on the tank floor to create a feeling of the "jungle" engulfing the entire setup. I think this setup does best when you have the substrate higher on the back end of the tank on the length side of the tank. Very cool thing to do, but a bit tricky because you'll have to experiment or find info on which plants will thrive in an enclosure. By the way, where will your tank be placed? Is it where there's bright, indirect sunlight? That would be a great area if you wish to add plants.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 4:19 pm

get 3-4 pothos plants, scorpions love to hide under them, they can handle low light and IR heat.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 4:48 pm

Our plant died that we had in our emp tank Sad

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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 5:35 pm

231bex wrote:
Our plant died that we had in our emp tank Sad

Which one did you have?
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 7:35 pm

This is what I would like...

Eco Earth Substrate and about 10 hides. Heat mat on the side of the tank in the Middle with the more hill areas on the side (So 5 hides on each end.) I'm looking into constructing or buying a river/stream suitable for the Scorpions. I have these really cool dead bark that I'm gonna put in their. I might buy the Zoo Med Volcano Mister, it's also a hide and made for a 70 gallon tank so the could get away from it. As for plants, I don't have a green thumb so they'll more then likely be fake but I really like the moss idea. If I get fake plants, they have to look good. So it'll be very green and tropical/rainforest looking.

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How do I disinfect the dead bark?
I want to get 4 more P. Imps. and throw them in there when the new tank is up, is that ok?
What would be an OK temp for the Scorpions? The new house has Central Air Conditioning.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 9:11 pm

80-90 degrees F is good for emperors. A 150 gal tank is more than enough for 10 emperors. I've read that boiling the bark works for disinfecting it.

With a 150 gal tank the possibilities for a cool enclosure are endless. I really like the hill/river idea.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 10:09 pm

I feel as if boiling it will cause it to deteriorate. I could take a small sample and try though. I want more than 10 Imps. I just want to start with a small amount. In case something is wrong It's not a HUGE upset.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 10:32 pm

good idea its a really big project. good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 11:03 pm

Baking the bark is a lot easier and less messy than boiling it (plus you can get a lot hotter) -- 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes ought to do it.

If you want to add more scorpions, the best way to do it is immediately after disrupting any territories your old ones had: in your case, I think introducing the new ones right when the new tank is finished would be best, because your old scorps won't have any established territory in the new enclosure.

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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 11:06 pm

This is the bark. They are both actually quite large.

The longer one.


The 2nd one stretches up wards.


Another angle of it...
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 11:08 pm

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Baking the bark is a lot easier and less messy than boiling it (plus you can get a lot hotter) -- 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes ought to do it.

If you want to add more scorpions, the best way to do it is immediately after disrupting any territories your old ones had: in your case, I think introducing the new ones right when the new tank is finished would be best, because your old scorps won't have any established territory in the new enclosure.

I just posted some pictures of the bark. I've heard about baking them but I'm just concerned about the bark being crumbled. Judging by the photos, would you say it's safe?


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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 11:10 pm

If they're too big to fit in an oven . . . um . . . maybe you could construct a solar oven?

Basically, two nested cardboard boxes with insulation between them (something as simple as wadded-up paper should work), line the inner one with foil, paint the outer one black, and put a glass lid over the works.

May be more difficulty than it's worth, though . . .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_oven

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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 11:11 pm

http://www.solarcooking.org/plans/ <-- another good link.

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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/3/2011, 11:15 pm

really nice bark pieces btw.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/4/2011, 12:03 am

Bake them, but just make sure your house is ventilated because it will start smelling like burnt wood.
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PostSubject: Re: My setup + My future 150 gallon   4/4/2011, 9:57 am

I suppose I could give the baking a try.

When I bought the tank from my friend it didn't have a lid so I am constructing one today with wood, screen and some door hinges. I'm having some trouble finding a stream/river. I may have to construct it but I'd much rather buy it. If anyone can help in this area, please do.
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