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PostSubject: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 7:06 pm

i got 2 live plants at petco i dont know what kind of plants they are but i took out the fake plant and put in two real ones, one of them is kinda like a tree and the other one is like a leafy bush but its not a tree and its not a bush there tarrarium plants... plus i added a cork bark tunnel and i have 3 caves in the tank...... i dont know how to post pictures or i would.... oh and i put this new lid on the tank it has a built in light.... its not a heat light , its just a reqular aquarium light it used to be on a fish tank.... im going to shut the light off at night when the scorpions come out, keeping it on during the day for the plants : )
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 7:16 pm

well i forgot about something when i put the new lid on.... when the weather gets colder i was planning on getting a ceramic heat emmiter , they dont give off any light just heat.......but now with the new lid i cant put on the heat emitter........... does anyone know of any heat lights that dont give off UV???????? cuase from what i heard that kills the scorpions.....
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 7:40 pm

Infrared lamps don't give off UV rays, and they heat the terrarium. You may find one that fits the lid mount.
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 7:42 pm

oh cool thanks that should work out perfect cuase i didnt want to put the old lid back on Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 7:59 pm

im not haveing any luck finding a 24 inch light for my hood i dont think they exist.... has anyone ever come across one ???
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 8:05 pm

infrared light i mean........i found regualar heat lights but not infrared for a terrarium hood .,.... o well i wont have to worry about it untill the weather gets cold
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 8:08 pm

never mind everyone i figured out the problem... the light hood is movable ,,, i can slide it back and put a infrared heat light dome in the front Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 8:29 pm

how do i upload a picture ?
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 8:33 pm

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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 9:32 pm

Nice enclosure, I've got a few potho plants in my own. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/3/2012, 10:30 pm

emperor5 wrote:

You took eight years to upload that picture? Just kiddg Laughing

Nice addition to the tank. I always like naturalistic outlook for scorpion enclosures. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/4/2012, 4:49 am

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Nice addition to the tank. I always like naturalistic outlook for scorpion enclosures.

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The plant on the left looks like a Dracaena spp. While they are hardy and can tolerate low light and both low and high temps, what they can not tolerate is too much water. I'm afraid it will eventually rot over time in a soil as moist as of a tropical set-up. You would be better off keeping it in pot (this way you can keep the substrate moist enough without keeping the plant in too much moisture).

You should also bump up the moisture in your tank, that substrate looks way too dry.
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/4/2012, 6:29 am

They're both a type of draceana - Marginata on the left and Deremensis on the right. They are high-light plants, and they get enormous. (Several feet after only a few years) Keeping them in lower light levels may stall their growth so they can fit in the tank longer, but it could affect the plants to not have as much light as they need.

I've got a Deremensis in my hisser tank. I bought it when it was about five inches high and after six months it's just about too tall for my 30 gallon. It's done extremely well in a consistently moist substrate that matches the conditions of my scorpion tank. I'll probably move it temporarily into the 55 gallon we're setting up for the scorps, and then it'll have to get it's own pot and a windowsill as it continues to grow.
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PostSubject: Re: I Put 2 Live Plants In My Scorpion Tank : )   7/4/2012, 6:45 am

Thanks for the detailed IDs Wodesorel. I was almost sure it's a Marginata as I've got two, but wasn't sure if there is maybe another D. spp. that looks the same.

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