Naturalistic Sonoran Desert Toad Vivarium

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Naturalistic Sonoran Desert Toad Vivarium

Post by Zach Cava » December 10th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Just wanted to share this project I've been working on. Tank is 40 gal breeder size.

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Post by Rich in Reptiles » December 10th, 2013, 4:26 pm

Looks amazing!!!

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Post by chris_mcmartin » December 11th, 2013, 4:36 am

Zoo/museum quality...actually, BETTER than that. :thumb:

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Post by justinm » December 11th, 2013, 5:52 am

Wow that's fantastic. Great toad too, I like these monsters.

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Post by Zach Cava » December 11th, 2013, 6:51 am

Thanks!

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Post by Zach_Lim » December 11th, 2013, 8:18 am

Amazing setup, Zach.

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Post by ThomWild » December 11th, 2013, 10:07 am

That setup could be void of all animal life and I will still sit and watch it all day. Excellent job! I really like the idea of creating an elaborate setup for what many perceive to be a vanilla animal. I would take an electrifying setup with a vanilla animal over an electrifying animal in a vanilla setup every time. Thanks again for sharing, and I look forward to seeing your future setups.

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Post by Kent VanSooy » December 11th, 2013, 12:32 pm

It's kinda amazing how what's normally considered to be a "common" animal can look so stunning when placed in the right enclosure. Having the right picture on the back makes a huge difference! Thanks for sharing, that's super cool.

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Post by Fieldnotes » December 11th, 2013, 12:34 pm

FANTASTIC!! looks awesome, i like the background picture, it blends well. :thumb:

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Post by Zach Cava » December 11th, 2013, 6:02 pm

very flattering comments, thank you

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Post by Berkeley Boone » December 12th, 2013, 5:28 am

Very nice, Zach. I also enjoyed your Pyxicephalus enclosure.

Tell me more about the backgrounds.... I know you did something similar with the other enclosure. Did you take the photo that you used, or did you just pull it off the internet somewhere? And did you just use a poster printer to make it, or did you take it to a camera shop and have them print out a gigantic photo? Very cool stuff.

I'll have to put some pics up of some of the enclosures I have done. Haven't done many recently, unfortunately, but I am hoping to get back into it more regularly.

Keep em coming, Zach!
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Post by JEDDLV » December 14th, 2013, 2:53 pm

Looks great Zach, good job. I love building enclosures, & I really enjoy seeing enclosures built by others. Thanks for sharing. I'd like to see more of this on the forum?

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Post by Zach Cava » December 15th, 2013, 4:24 pm

Thank you Jedd and Berkeley. I would have preferred to take the photo myself but in this case that wasn't feasible and I just pulled it off the internet. Then just blow it up to the right dimensions, edit as needed, and have it printed and laminated somewhere like kinkos, staples, etc. I will be doing a more extensive writeup about this whole build for the March issue of the SWCHR Bulletin.

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Post by Berkeley Boone » December 18th, 2013, 3:00 am

Very cool, Zach. I had figured there was a Kinko's or something involved. I'd like to see the article you put out about the process. When it comes out, would you send me a link or email me a copy if there is a digital version, please?
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Post by Zach Cava » December 18th, 2013, 7:52 am

Berkeley Boone wrote:Very cool, Zach. I had figured there was a Kinko's or something involved. I'd like to see the article you put out about the process. When it comes out, would you send me a link or email me a copy if there is a digital version, please?
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