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Join us for Hydra Radio this Friday, 8/22/14 (tomorrow!) at 9:00pm CST as Michael and Sam interview Don Boyer (aka "UltraCrazy" or "crazydaz").   Don has been in the aquatic plant hobby for a dozen years, and has been published in both Tropical Habitat and Amazonas Magazines for some of his work.  He is the Founder of The Hydra website and Co-Owner of Nature's Replica; outside of the hobby, he works as a Regional Sales Manager for a medium-sized biotech company selling... Read More
Post date: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:50
Good Day to All! To all of our Current Members that have been with us: I want to say "thank you" for everything that you have done to get us where we are today.  You have stood by us as we switched from phpbb format to Drupal format, and then again as we updated and re-designed our site.  You have stuck with us through numerous bugs that needed correcting, offered advice for improvements, and have religiously posted content covering multiple hobbies; you have listened "on-air... Read More
Post date: Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:34

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by msjinkzd
NEW! Here Kitty-kitty! Small catfish Part 2 - Centromochlus reticulatus and perugiae This is Part 2 of my blog, and a continuation of "Here Kitty-kitty! Small catfish - Aspidoras" from about one... more
Post date: Sun, 08/03/2014 - 07:42
by NadilynBeato
Hello everyone :) I have been working on a bunch of new projects.  I am really excited to finally start making pillows :)  Here are a few new Daily Creature I made in the past week :) I'm... more
Post date: Wed, 07/30/2014 - 14:50
by bronxzoofrank
Hi, Frank Indiviglio here.  I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20 years with the Bronx... more
Post date: Sat, 08/16/2014 - 15:18

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Creating A Themed Show Tank Part 2

In the first post about this project i showed you the tank and the basic layout that i will be going for overall. But before we can start to build it we must first tear it down to bare bones and create this piece of art from the ground up!

This starts with the removal of the existing panes of glass so that the frame can be prepped for painting and reassembling.

Originally i thought that this tank still had its slate bottom in it as i had only really seen it in the dark and to my surprise i found that it did not it actually has a pebble glass pane for the bottom of it.

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