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Baby Mangshan Viper Vivarium Setup!

By Tyler Nolan on

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[Music] oh great what's up guys how are you welcome beautiful south florida not really so hurricane eda eats a pain in my ass is working its way through tropical storm category one it's been bouncing back and forth between the two but it's here and it sucks because today's my day off i'm trying to make some videos and do some things i gotta get the mang shan viper set up today but everything is kinda crazy so yeah we have no power at the house that has shut off so i gotta take care of that situation first so one of the main issues when power goes out is dealing with your salt water tank now you can see when the power goes out you turn the power off on my tank the water level goes down obviously and a bunch of this coral sticks out the top of the tank you see that so that's all out of water clearly no power in this house so first thing is first i have a couple backup generators for when things do happen like this so we gotta get that set up before we can do anything today all right so check it out boom little baby generator i have two bigger generators right here ones for the shop one's for my house the main one for my house i normally just plug into the side it powers the entire house but i forgot to put oil in it of course so we can't use that right now so for now this is my little baby backup which is plenty enough power reptiles are fine when the power goes out you don't have to worry about anything the gators in the back the monitors animals outside they don't need power obviously they're going to be fine main thing is that reef tank needs power it needs to be constantly circulating water and providing oxygenated salt water throughout the tank it's crucial especially those corals that are sticking out and i got a fridge out here that's full of rabbits and rats and mice and all that other stuff so i got to make sure none of my food items defrost either so it's crucial to have power on at least just a couple things before now so we can continue about this day and do what i got to do right who we are baby we have power cool so all right so this is good now lights are powering back up water's circulating again everything's boom back on baby circulating pumps are on crucial crucial crucial it's the only thing that sucks about this hobby in south florida is when your power goes out you can lose a lot of animals that way when they are dependent on filtration like this you know what i mean even back in the day you know keeping fish my whole life that's the thing that sucked the most i remember when i was a kid i had a bun dude i probably had like 12 different tanks set up at my dad's house and we had a bad hurricane one year and dude i lost almost all my fish because all my tanks were on these little aerators and they do well for a little bit but dude we didn't have power for like six weeks at one point it was pretty crazy so you to make sure if you have salt water tanks you got to make sure you're ready for a power outage because it's crucial that could literally just having no power on this tank could have killed a lot of things in it and messed it up a good bit so thank god for generators [Music] howdy senor pepe howdy howdy pepe is here okay so we went to home depot got some plants went over to jay's grabbed a couple of these zoo med i thought they were exoterra but they're not they're made by zoo med these cages that i've been using for years they're awesome they have a little latch right here sliding door so what we're going to do today is this eyelash viper is finally getting upgraded today to this tv vision right here so i just want to try to clear up some room in the snake room since we have a lot of freaking snakes now and i got to make some room yeah there's snakes all over the freaking place so what i'm going to do is i'm going to break down this cage put him in here a lot of people ask how i set up these lights in these visions i'm going to show you how i set them up in this vision cage right here today it's kind of a little bit of a pain because i got to take everything down and rewire everything again for the 50th millionth time it's not my favorite thing to do yeah i know it's i hate doing it but i'm getting pretty good so we're going to do that set him up and then we're setting up these mings in the new cage these cages are beautiful they're brand new it's going to look sick put them on here got little bonsai trees for them i'm gonna tell you what i named them i picked out some names i was going through i was going through all the comments there's some good names there's a lot of names obviously they're chinese snakes so i want to pick some chinese names and something that goes along with the whole theme some of these names i can't pronounce and i'm never gonna remember how to say them so i'm not i'm gonna use some easy to remember dope names i will tell you guys here in a minute okay check that out this is what we have to do every time we got to switch lights or rewire things that's it yeah look look at the whole wall whoa it's crazy right where did you go where the hell did all the cages go now everything is gonna be super legit we're gonna have all the bioactive setups set up running doing great thriving plants growing all that good stuff


all right so what i'm going to do is i got these the plant lights all right so what i do because i already pre-marked where those bulbs sit okay i'm gonna drill them out another great thing about these cages it definitely sucks having to drill into the cage but there's no way around it especially when these these tv visions are best used for arboreal setups might as well just set them up once when they're good you don't have to keep avoiding animals in these cages obviously but i just like to they're perfect they're tall they're wide they're just that's why we call them tv visions okay dude i love these cages to install these lights i like to use zip ties because i put two holes for each light okay each side so four eight holes total four zip ties hang them down like that i'm gonna go up in here so you see how i have these zip ties hanging down inside this cage so what i'm gonna do is i just literally take the zip tie wrap it around the light put it right back up into that other hole and then connect it so that way it holds the light fixture to the top of these vision pages what i don't like to do is cover that back vent because then airflow won't go through these cages and that is definitely not good you want to make sure you keep that open so another reason why i like to put these light fixtures inside the cage and these are led fixtures also so it doesn't really put off any heat they put off a very very minimal bid amount of heat which is honestly perfect for these cages because as you can see in these other ones it creates the perfect amount of humidity that they need see that so you can see the top part holes put it right through hold the bulbs in and hold that whole fixture up it's perfect boom all right so then you drill a hole in the back i drilled it in the back corner because that's where this wire is going to on the back of that light fixture so it goes right through there like that cut the wire put it back together a little bit of electrical tape i think about a boom of course there's going to be some electrics on here that are like why'd you do it like that this is how we're doing appears boom and then let's hope that it's the right color spectrum oh beautiful all the same color hell yeah so now everything is going to look great we've got the four vivariums together same lights everything it's gonna look great let's get this thing set up

Cage Setup:

all right so this cage we're gonna use our handy dandy no float aka cypress mulch a few people have been asking in the last videos that we were doing what we're using this stuff right here awesome cypress mulch blend right from home depot take some sphagnum moss and mix that in there also probably put like a half a container in here then once i get this all set up for them we're going to spray it down really well and i found this to work out pretty well the sphagnum moss helps hold the humidity inside of the cage these plants do great in these vibra variums and now they're super they're easy like you just take them right out of the pot like that put them right inside i haven't had any problems like these ones took them right out of here a lot of people chandler the way he set his cages up he did it a little bit different you know you put the chicken wire on the bottom with the lava rocks and you create the separation yada yada do this that and the other thing this works out also i've had plenty of plenty of good luck with it so far so if it ain't broke don't fix it i'm just going to set it up the same way that i did that other cage i'm going to take some of those branches in there put them in here and that's it we're gonna wait for it to grow all right so check that out perfect right look how good this looks now now every cage over here is lit every cage has an animal in it all nice and set up it's not like awkward looking without this kate it looks great i love it so i'm just misting down this cage real quick just getting everything nice and moist for this eyelash viper see i got the live plants in the back i got the grapevine all throughout it he's got these other supports up here to climb on he's got plenty of room and it's just him he's a small little eyelash viper he's going to get a lot bigger and this is the one that's still eating lizards so hopefully soon i can change that oh he's feisty today hey you feisty little eyelash how are you doing little guy look at this guy very cool little eyelash viper right now this is the nicaragua one i want to be very careful move very slowly alex because he's very he's on edge right now i don't want him turning around and striking out my hand because you're moving so but look at him great little eyelash viper very cool this is my christmas tree eyelash he's not a bad temperament animal as you can see he's very fixated on you guys he could care less that i'm holding him so i'm just going to come over here all right check this out let's put him in his new cage look at this bro look how awesome this is he's like oh thanks dad now this guy is still eating lizards which is why he's not as fat as the other ones but hopefully soon i'm gonna try to get him to eat pinkies it's just a very slow process for these guys he's an imported animal he was wild caught so it's a little bit harder to get him to transition over to a different food item than he's used to been eating his whole life out in the wild so but slowly but surely i'm getting there those little insolaris that i had one is still eating lizards and then the other one finally recently i don't know if you guys follow me on instagram or not but i posted a story i finally got one of them to eat some day old pinky so no more lizards for that guy which is big plus all right so let's get this cage closed now it's time for the main events setting up the mansions okay so

Mansion Setup:

we got some little bonsai trees awesome i'm gonna put these in the back for some sweet little decorations you know what i mean chinese snakes cool little bonsai trees keep everything nice and same theme look at that that looks awesome right i'm gonna put a live i'm gonna put another plant light on these cages as well cover that i got the cypress mulch down there with some sphagnum moss to keep the humidity the perfect temperature to keep the humidity at the perfect level for these guys also got some sweet little weird branches so check this out these are perfect got the little plant light up here for now now remember this is only temporary this is just a temporary little setup i'm going to keep using these cages obviously but once i get rusty's cage i'm building that whole new section right here so i'm just going to spray everything down get the sphagnum moss nice and wet and then it's time to move these guys into their new enclosures finally i gotta label them to make sure i don't confuse the two of them together and it'll be awesome [Music] foreign [Music] all right so this is the female so now what i've decided looked at a lot of comments okay there was a lot of people that said yin and yang which is cool it's chinese but honestly the two names that stuck out to me the most were chun li and raiden which are pretty awesome street fighter names i think it fits perfect they're chinese they're awesome chun li super hot whoa we see that crazy do they strike so fast chun li super hot street fighter chick love that name raiden also badass and it works out perfect because my dog shiva is also mortal kombat all right so let's get this girl in her new cage man these snakes are so awesome i'm still super shocked that i have a pair of them oh yeah there we go awesome close our enclosure nice and safely nice and safe next raiden alright so let's get rayden back in his cage in his new cage not back in his cage in his cage for the first time let's go over here hey look little dude check this out oh yeah look at that look at the colors of these animals man absolutely insane look at that beautiful man it's crazy looking like oh my god i can't believe these guys are mine so freaking cool dude all right so that is it badass check out these cages super excited the way that they turned out they look phenomenal right snakes look beautiful inside of them contrast on them is absolutely amazing dude so sick all right well i have a lot of other stuff to tend to all right so i'm just going to get some labels on these cages and then we got other work to do there pepe always always got work to do having animals is to every day keep that in mind guys you want to own animals like this it is a full-time job on top of a full-time job i already got it's like two full-time jobs it's crazy especially when you get to this level yeah especially when you get to this level it's awesome okay till next time guys thanks for watching oh my god look at that though look at the contrast of that snake with the blue bowl dude like ah i can't believe these guys are mine it's absolutely insane dude chun li and raiden stoke to have you guys say your names yes welcome to the family all right guys till next time make sure you're following me on instagram the old page is still down still going back and forth with instagram about that it's it's a nightmare it's dude it's it's a pain in the ass with my business account it's just it sucks in the meantime tyler nolan tattoo without the s give that a follow make sure you like comment subscribe let us know what you guys think let us know what kind of videos you guys want to see we'll try to make sure that happens we're getting close to 500 000. i think the channel right now is at like 318 320 something like that tell your friends let's get some more subscribers i want to go somewhere cool hopefully i'll get to 500 000 subscribers in the next few months hopefully with the help of you guys and we're gonna go somewhere cool has to celebrate that so give me some suggestions down below i want to go to a really cool country do some really cool things what do you guys want to see where do you guys want us to go let us know all right till next time later guys [Music] [Music] so   

About Tyler Nolan

Sunshine State Tattoo owner, Tyler Nolan, has been doing what he loves since 2005. He has won multiple awards among a long running list of conventions around the world, and is internationally recognized.

He is a pet owner and hobbyist as well, and owns a number of species of lizards such as iguanas, water monitors, and gila monsters; and venomous snakes, including bush vipers, cobras, false water cobras, Eastern Indigo snakes, puff adders, rattlesnakes, and more.

Check out Tyler Nolan Tattoo’s channel for some informative and exciting videos about venomous snakes and lizards!

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