#wfhOfficeDrama: 26March2020

6:00am

Fellini looks out from inside his tube.

We’re off to an early start. Fellini has regained control of his tube. No one else cares because it’s cat parkour and breakfast hour. They’re all very busy.

8:30am

Anakin. Back in the tube and looking smug about it

Anakin’s move in the Great Battle of Red Tube. He has re-taken the tube despite both Alice and Fellini glaring at him. This is a bold move on his part.

12:30pm

Alice, curled up in the tube

New participant in The Great Battle of Red Tube. Alice has joined forces with her bff, Fellini, in the struggle for Red Tube Dominance.

Welcome Baby Kelly

We got a second dragon. This is Kelly. Just like Ash, Kelly is named for a character in Ash vs. The Evil Dead.

Kelly calmly sitting in my hand and looking at me.
Kelly

Welcome, new baby dragon!

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Kelly’s House

We replicated Ash’s setup for Kelly

The tank

75 gallon aquarium with black cabinet sitting in my living room waiting to be a vivarium
75 gallon aquarium with black wooden cabinet.

We were able to get a 75 gallon aquarium / cabinet set up that matches Ash’s.

It’s nice because it’s a short tank that has more space front to back for the dragon to turn around in. Taller tanks are a lot more narrow. Also, this is easier for me to access because the top isn’t too high.

Lighting supports

So… lighting supports. We have 4 1/2 in x 36in and 2 at 1/2in x 18in pipes. Add some clamps, couplings and elbows and bolt it all to the back of the cabinet and we have versatile, cat-proof lighting support.

Hanging lights

Chain and fasteners to hold the heat lights. Rafter hooks to hold the UVB bar. The chains allow me to adjust heat by raising / lowering the heat lights. The rafter hooks allow me to drop the UVB lighting below the top of the tank so I don’t lose any UVB when I put the top on the vivarium.

Project complete (for now)

And… the finished (for now) setup. Faux rock background on the sides of Ash’s vivarium gives them their own space and prevents them from posturing or scaring each other.

Kelly is a ridiculously confident little dragon and is already inspecting the new house. I have a few things on order all will be here and installed in the next few days.

Update: about that climbing tree…

Ash had that climbing feature in her house for months until she outgrew it. Kelly decided it might be a great launching pad for attempts at flight.

I removed the climbing tree before anyone got hurt. I’m not sure how I’m going to explain to Kelly that not all dragons fly. That’ll wait for another day.

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