DIY PROJECTS

Get your hands dirty with DIY custom pet enclosures! Aside from working on our main vivarium, we enjoy constructing many other projects as well. From unique furniture to accessories for our many pets, find everything you need to bring the vast wilderness right into your home.

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LATEST PROJECTS…

After successfully building the paludarium controlled App, we can finally prepare the tank for life! Believe it or not, plants have been the most challenging part for me. Prior to this project, I have never done anything like this before. Even with the heavy amount of trial and error, I’m still excited to share with…

The only thing physically left to do with this tank is to bring it to life with ambient sounds of nature! This was a very important aspect for me. I feel like it truly puts the icing on the cake when you can put your ear to the tank and hear the sounds of the…

In this day and age LED lighting is the only type of lighting you should be using in your planted aquarium tanks. In comparison to traditional lighting, LED’s are far cheaper and safer to use. They last much longer than florescent bulbs and use 80% less electricity. LED lights are adjustable and come in just…

This might be a bit complex if you’re looking at code or tinkering with electronics for the first time. If it gives you any relief, I had no real experience with Arduino before attempting to do this project… Understanding Arduino really is that easy if you’re driven enough! What Is Arduino? Arduino is an open-source…

This part of the build was the most exciting for me. The concept of having an interchangeable sky system in my terrarium was terrifying and pioneering at the same time. What I wanted to do hadn’t really been done yet. Not only did I want to automate a realistic day and night setting for Edens.Bow……

Having a steady supply of Brine Shrimp is a must for any level aquarium enthusiast. The best part about having your own Brine Shrimp hatchery is that it’s extremely easy to maintain… And even easier to make yourself! Brine Shrimp are a great source of protein to feed baby fry. If you are aiming to…

With the tank now almost complete, we are ready to add Bluetooth capabilities to it so we can control the paludarium remotely. This is going to be a bit of a challenge explaining the app development in detail the way I have everything else. It’s my first time completing an app on my own so…

If you keep predatory fish like I do, you already know how time consuming and costly it can be buying feeder fish. Cramming your current aquarium full of feeders can also over crowd the tank, spike ammonia levels and cause tank-mates to stress out and get sick. Setting up an independent tank just for feeder…

So the other day I was doing some grocery shopping when I stumbled across this bookshelf. I’m not sure exactly what came across me.. I saw the price.. The color and had an impulsive urge to take it. I felt like the bookshelf would make a good home to one of my many reptiles. That…

I have to admit something.. Stocking Edens.Bow with paludarium animals and watching them thrive, has been one of the most entertaining things I’ve done in a while. In the last post, we scaped the paludarium with plants. At this point, we should be ready to introduce inhabitants to the tank. Building A Multi-Species Paludarium Before we…

Looking to build a paludarium for yourself? Today I will explain how to build a paludarium like Edens.Bow! This 8-foot paludarium was originally a 55-gallon aquatic tank. It was being used as a saltwater aquarium. Everything appeared to be in good shape and working well. I broke it down completely and thoroughly cleaned and sterilized…