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Discussion in 'Ripariums & Paludariums' started by lucasgg, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    I use Spyder Robotics Herpstat with a heat-tape and 3.5 mm plug to sense the temperature, and the actual thermometer is in a Ziploc bag to prevent water damage.
     
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    I think there could be several members would like to see that set up and how important it is for you to have,

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    Tadpoles are starting to grow legs! Pics coming when they are froglets
     
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    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    I've also gotten local interest in any future frogs!
     
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    How are the frogs going any updates please?


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    Thank you for posting that photo of those beautifully coloured frogs.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Offspring are settling in nicely, besides one, who may have been accidentally injured. Other wise, they are looking very healthy and gorging them selves off of spring tails. I'll be selling these as sexed frogs once they are a year old. Last 3 is one of the adults.

    Enjoy! :)

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    How have I missed this thread!? :eek:

    Very cool, Lucas. You certainly are good with those frogs for them to be breeding like that. Would you mind doing a run down on setting up a terrarium like this? Soil, mosses, hardscape, equipment, and anything else needed. What type of maintenance is needed for the setup? Do you need to clean it?
     
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    1: Drainage. Since the moss and plants need high humidity, the terrarium needs to be misted daily with RO Purified Water. Misting accumulates over time, so you want to drain it, and plus submerged ABG will become anaerobic. Drill a hole in the bottom, put a pipe for the excess water.

    2: Lights: The more the better. The terrariums were previously owned by my brother, and so many people asked how his moss was so healthy. It just needs "tons" of light. (light is weightless by the way)

    3: Substrate: If I recall, a plastic egg crate the size of the tank's foot print was covered with window screen and hoisted up about 1 inch above the bottom with PVC pipe sections(don't let it crack, support it well) . The actual substrate is of coco fiber, about 2 inches or more.

    4: Heat: I use a Spyderco Herpstat thermostat (I'm not sure if they make them anymore) attached to a heat tape under the 2 terrariums.

    5: Misting: I've got a pump (Ecologic Technologies Diaphram Misting Pump) hooked up to a 5 gallon bucket with good year threaded rubber piping with red misting caps at the end. I run this 3 times a day, 1 minute each, obviously with RO Purified Water.

    6: Lights: 4 four foot 32 watt 800 series Philips Florescent tubes point blank to the terrariums do the job. (I'm not sure the equivalent in LED fixtures)

    7: Background: Glass is first coated with black silicone, let dry, and then Great Stuff, or door sealant foam is placed afterwards, for a natural look. Then, coat it with another layer of black silicone, and place the above mentioned coco-fiber before it dries. Do this section by section, not all at once.

    8: Decor: Bromeliad Neorgelia 'Cheers', Anubias(Front left section), and the others are unnamed. Aquarium driftwood is useful too.

     
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    That information is very helpful to any one interested in your wonderful frog tank.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Anyone in the Great Plains, in the US can ask to buy. I have plenty of plants and frogs, if you are interested.
     
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    You might have a better chance of selling them on one of the larger Aquarium Forums.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    There are also riparium forums.

    One day my son will have the chance to get a tank. I'd be game for him keeping frogs if he wanted...but that is many years away.
     
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    It's surprisingly easy after getting everything setup. Message me if you have any questions.
     
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    The froglets are growing fast! The biggest is currently 3/4 inches. Many are in good shape, and I have roughly 10 frogs at the moment.
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    I use Gimp for image processing BTW. It's free and works great.
     
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    I use a very old Adobe Photoshop Elements its not free its the cheaper version of Photoshop.

    I adjusted and lightened the photo to see the Froglet better
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    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    They get their poison from their diet in the wild.
     
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    Very interesting do you know what their diet consists of in the wild?

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