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Time to give the Newts a bigger home

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Time to give the Newts a bigger home so  got one of those blue planet tanks, 70 litre


 cut a piece of acrylic 100mm high and 10mm longer than the tank, curved it then siliconed it into place, I then sanded it for grip and stuck some gravel on it.

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Put a layer of grave then covered in potting mix to form the land part of the enclosure and hopefully keep some plants and moss growing.

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Changed loose fitting glass lid for a piece of acrylic, mounted a light on it for viewing and drilled 4mm holes for ventilation., now to finish and put dem newts in it.

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Cool setup. Don't suppose you have any adults for sale? Or know of anyone selling adults?

Do you see the adults using the land section much? I tend to only see them using water.

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Attempting to build a small waterfall for the tank.

area for it to cover.


Start to hack at a bit of polystyrene.



Somewhere to put the pump.

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Pump little tiny one, tested it for head height and okay.


carved out to fit in place.


now to sand , paint and epoxy it.


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