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    56 gallon tall woodland vivarium.
    Home to my tiger salamander.
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    Very cool Ben! How long have those saplings been living in there?
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    What plants have you got in there if I may ask? I think my sallies are soon due for an upgrade and that is gorgeous!!!
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    Thanks Ian!
    The saplings you are referring to are a dwarf species of Ficus benjamina. They have only been planted for a little over
    a week. I'm borrowing some techniques on bonsai keeping and I'm hoping to make a more convincing forest effect
    as the tank settles. Incase you are curious the bushes in the background are Cupressus macrocarpa, gold crest Wilma.

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    Awesome! Where do you buy these dwarf shrubs?
    Snakes, Lizards, Frogs, Salamanders, Newts, Tarantulas, Scorpions, etc.

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    It's just gorgeous!
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    Thank you guys very much! I found the ficus at Walmart in St.albert and the Cyprus came from a Home Depot on the north side. As a side note, I had to remove all of the existing dirt from roots and replace it with my own mix. There is a good chance the plants will start looking worse before they start looking better again.
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    Fantastic job anyhow. I hope the dwarf ficus take well, I can see what you're going for. Add a vernal pool and it'd be absolutely fantastic for spotted or marbled salamanders (or similar).
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    its a mini forest - absolutely beautiful
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    Here's an update.
    The ficus have dropped most of their leaves. I expected as much because of the roots being fully exposed and trimmed before replanting. The cypruss seems to be bending away from the light a bit, but seems to be doing well otherwise.
    the salamanders love to hide in the cork hollows and I added an extra hide. I also added a some live mosses and added more red wigglers into to soil mix.
    All though it looks pretty bare without the ficus leaves there is some new growth happening.
    Im quite excited to see how this tank looks by next year.
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