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My Grandsons fish and frog tanks -- Wabi Kusa

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    Hi All, My Grandson 8 years old.And is into bugs and things big time.
    So a couple of months back we brought him his first two little tanks One we set up as a planted tank No fish yet the other as a frog tank with two baby frogs that he grew from tadpoles :)

    He does the water changes and the cleaning of both tanks:cool:He really enjoys feeding and watching his frogs:)

    This tank has been running for 5 months and now its time for a change one of the frogs sadly died but the other one is still doing well updates coming on the frog as hes semi hibernating at the moment.

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    Well Shaun is on school hols And wanted to crack on with his new set up :D

    First we cut some strips of plastic and along the edge we put silicone then dipped this it into the sand. Hope this will hide the plastic edge to the strip.
    Then put a silicone line in the tank and Shaun placed the strip into this. Added some sand and the DW to see what it looked like Shaun was happy with the result.

    Now time to let it dry Updates coming soon :)

    Some photos of Shaun's work :D I am very proud of the little fella One photo of his Wabi-Kusa Updates coming soon
     

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    Hi Shaun,
    very good work - I am curious how it is going on - good luck!(y)

    I like your Wabi Kusa, too.:love:
    What a shame with the little frog :( what about giving the frog some wider twigs to climb on?

    Happy holidays and kind regards
    Evelyn :)
     
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    BEWARE he will out shine the teachers one day as he has had a great start at a very early age.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Looking good Shaun (y) you can reach your grandad a thing or two ;)
     
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    Hi All, Shaun said thank you (y) Its great watching him. I give some advice but hes learning fast :eek::D
     
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    Its great watching your kids develop these days.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    I just hope that my grandson (5) will grow into a little patience and maintain his interest in fish and animals. Plants have to come a later, maybe tomorrow! Right now he wants a monitor lizard. Think he'll have to postpone that one.
     
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    I don't have a Grandson I have 5 Granddaughters, 1 Great Grandson and 1 Great Granddaughter.

    Marg has 2 Grandsons and 1 Granddaughter, that Granddaughter if all goes well she could be playing either or both Indoor or Outdoor Cricket for Australia she has payed in the State sides plus Demonstration games with/against the Australian teams, just turned 18yld.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Shaun said Hello all:)
    Some update photos on his W-K its just coming up to up to 5 months old. He has looked after this one really well :thumbup:

    Keith, Shaun said he will black out the rim and add some more substrate round the edge. He just has not go round to doing it yet :whistle:

    And he will be finishing off the Cube soon as he is on Easter hols at the moment.

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    I think with that cheeky smile I can wait a bit longer.

    It looks as good as new.

    What would be the average life of something like that?

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Keith, I have kept one going for over 2 years. With a bit of love and attention (y)

    Shaun's doing a great job of misting and the odd trim :)
     
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    Hi All, Shaun and me have been working on his Cube the last couple of days. We decided to go with Slate and DW for the hardscape there will be a little area of sand at the front.R/H side
    Shaun still has to smash up some more slate into little piece's for the front L/ H side.
    Couple of photos

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    One word only.. Awsome!! :love::clap:

    Seeing his ear to ear smile, Shaun is loving it.. This scape reflects that perfectly. :)
     
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    Hi Shaun, hi Roy -

    You are a great team guys!
    Marcel is right... (y)(y)(y) it's awsome.

    Kind regards
    Ev :)
     
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    Great Job Shaun (y) and a great way of bonding with granddad.

    A great team for sure :D
     
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    OK own up who is helping who.

    Black and green the perfect combination for success.

    Shawn could teach many people who think they know it all.

    Great work Granddad and Shawn.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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