65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

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65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

Post by EadvEnturEs » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:00 pm

Hey all!

The TL;DR is I'm back after a ~14 mo. hiatus, due to moving and rehoming my hermits at the end of 2015. With many of my brand-new-at-this experiences out of the way, I look forward to fewer (or at least different!) mistakes as I take on the build I always wanted back then!

(My username before was mariilene; this is a new account.)


I don't have anything to show yet, but I've finished my notes, drawings, and lists of my ideas and will begin shopping riiiiiiight now! I have technically purchased a tank and stand, which my boyfriend will bring home and set up for me tomorrow. Over the next several weeks I'll be meticulously building a false bottom, decorative structures, designing features, growing chia plants, and more! When I'm happy with it and have plants and isopods established, I'll find some Es to make it home and promptly destroy everything. Looking forward to it!

Basically, I wanted to go ahead and get a build thread started for myself, even though I have nothing to show yet. ;)

Thanks for reading! :cheer:
I have a 65G tank and am working on a 5 E colony
1 E: a medium girl named Luna
Please look for my adoption post in the thread for TX!
My build thread: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=112952

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Re: 65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

Post by Kaleighshermies » Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:30 am

I am doing the same thing! I have a 80 gal tank all empty but I'm buying things slowly to start filling it up. I already have a 40 gal with 4 hermies in it and a 5 gal I had to set up for 2 emergency rescues to establish in. So excited to see how your tank comes out! Hopefully I can steal some ideas from your thread as well!!! Good luck!


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Re: 65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

Post by EadvEnturEs » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:33 am

Thanks kaleighshermies! That's awesome! Big builds are so fun! And I hope y'all can, but most of my ideas are from the forums as it is!
I have a 65G tank and am working on a 5 E colony
1 E: a medium girl named Luna
Please look for my adoption post in the thread for TX!
My build thread: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=112952

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Re: 65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

Post by EadvEnturEs » Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:35 am

Kaleighshermies wrote:I am doing the same thing! I have a 80 gal tank all empty but I'm buying things slowly to start filling it up. I already have a 40 gal with 4 hermies in it and a 5 gal I had to set up for 2 emergency rescues to establish in. So excited to see how your tank comes out! Hopefully I can steal some ideas from your thread as well!!! Good luck!


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I just checked and realized I'm already following your build thread! I've been going through the answers to your questions for me as well, haha.
I have a 65G tank and am working on a 5 E colony
1 E: a medium girl named Luna
Please look for my adoption post in the thread for TX!
My build thread: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=112952

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Re: 65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

Post by Kaleighshermies » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:26 am

Awesome! Project buddies!!!


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Re: 65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

Post by EadvEnturEs » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:26 am

Absolutely!!
I have a 65G tank and am working on a 5 E colony
1 E: a medium girl named Luna
Please look for my adoption post in the thread for TX!
My build thread: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=112952

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Re: 65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

Post by EadvEnturEs » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:14 pm

Just a little update!

I has the tank! ImageThe stand didn't fit in the car, so BF will borrow his mom's SUV tomorrow to pick it up, then on payday I'll be in business for the false bottom!

As for the tank and stand: I got a brand new combo deal for $212 at a local Petsmart and love it. Came with the hood and glass lids. I personally love full hood lighting for hermits, so I'm thrilled it was included and the basic light source has been handled. The space it's sitting in is its permanent location. I won't be able to open the stand up against the couch, so that will be more long term storage or for pumps to hide, etc. Directly on the other side of the wall (it's right at a corner) is a coat closet that will be my primary storage for the hermit supplies. Food, waters, etc.

More pics tomorrow when it's on the stand!

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I have a 65G tank and am working on a 5 E colony
1 E: a medium girl named Luna
Please look for my adoption post in the thread for TX!
My build thread: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=112952

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Post by GotButterflies » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:58 am

Very nice! Congratulations! I look forward to seeing this put together


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Post by Kaleighshermies » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:56 am

Woo hoo! So shiny and newwww!


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Post by EadvEnturEs » Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:41 pm

Thanks!! Yeah, I love new tanks! So happy I got one for this. I feel guilty knowing I'm going to scratch it with sand.
I have a 65G tank and am working on a 5 E colony
1 E: a medium girl named Luna
Please look for my adoption post in the thread for TX!
My build thread: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=112952

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Re: 65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

Post by EadvEnturEs » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:48 pm

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Tank and stand, ready to go! I also changed the location to my dining room, rather than crammed in the living room.

The little line at the bottom is approximately where I anticipate my false bottom ending, and then I think I made the rest pretty clear. Image

So exciting! I'll be starting the false bottom in 2 or 3 days.
I have a 65G tank and am working on a 5 E colony
1 E: a medium girl named Luna
Please look for my adoption post in the thread for TX!
My build thread: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=112952

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Post by LadyJinglyJones » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:17 pm

Swanky!
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Post by GotButterflies » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:44 pm

Exciting!!!


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Re: 65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

Post by daws409 » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:06 am

Good upgrade! Looking forward to watching your build

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Re: 65G Build for 3 Es - Back in the Game!

Post by EadvEnturEs » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:11 am

Thanks guys!
I have a 65G tank and am working on a 5 E colony
1 E: a medium girl named Luna
Please look for my adoption post in the thread for TX!
My build thread: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=112952

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