Poison dart frog build (pic heavy)

alto

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What if the dog takes the wood?o_O

*Mind blown*

:lol:
Never happen

My old working line Sheltie - that your dog put me so much in mind of - went utterly mad with joy for the hose (spraying) but sticks belong on the ground, resting for eternity
 

gex23

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Never happen

My old working line Sheltie - that your dog put me so much in mind of - went utterly mad with joy for the hose (spraying) but sticks belong on the ground, resting for eternity
So so true, my parents have a 7 month old rough collie and she's the same, literally zero retrieval instincts :rolleyes:

The next tank is on its way :

- Mesh replaced with glass, ventilation added

- Bulkead drilled and siliconed in for drainage (lets hope it doesn't leak this time)

- Bottom ventilation covered in mesh to minimise fruit fly escapees

- Dark treefern panels siliconed in place

- False bottom in place (egg crate and plastic mesh)

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Also attempted a couple of scapes :

Scape 1 :

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20181117_201049 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Scape 2 :

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gex23

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Well underway.

No adhesives used to secure the wood, fingers crossed it stays stable :)

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Nice think layer of ABG soil mix, magnolia base leaf layer, followed by American and finally English oak.

Plants next :)
 

gex23

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Looking good.. Where did you get you misting nozzle' s from?

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Right hand tank nozzles are from Rich at rainforestvivs, the left hand ones are from 'the frog cabin' on FB.

Mistking nozzles are by far and away the best ones, but we pay a premium over here in the UK :rolleyes:

Did you manage to get your build underway?
 

gex23

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A small order of plants on the way for the escudo tank :

- Ficus montana
- Marcgravia sintenisii
- Marcgravia umbellata
- Microgramma reptans
- Microgramma tecta
- Neoregelia 'fireball'
- Neogregelia 'hawaii'
- Neoregelia 'hybrid'
- Neoregelia 'punctatissma'
- Neoregelia 'red waif'
- Philodendron sp.
- Pyrrosia nummularifolia
- Pyrrosia piloselliodes

Hoping to place an orchid order soon, but firstly i'll be collecting the Escudo next week :)
 

Aron_Dip

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Right hand tank nozzles are from Rich at rainforestvivs, the left hand ones are from 'the frog cabin' on FB.

Mistking nozzles are by far and away the best ones, but we pay a premium over here in the UK :rolleyes:

Did you manage to get your build underway?
Yes mate got it setup. I'm using exo terra nozzles at the mo. Ain't the best lol.

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gex23

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Looks good, yeah the exo terra nozzles aren't the best in my experience.

What have you done to the exo terra lid?
 

gex23

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Added a trio of Oophaga pumilio 'escudo' at the weekend - bought a probable pair and one unsexed juvenile, one's been calling and wrestling with at least one of the others - could be establishing territory / heirachy, could be bullying a sub-dominant male.

Will post a detailed update in the future, had it's ups and downs.

A couple of photos :

Rio Branco viv -

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Rio Branco Viv 1 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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Rio Branco Viv 2 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

A couple of interesting tropical liverworts added and flourishing :

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Liverwort by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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Liverwort 2 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Rio Branco :

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DSC_0053 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Escudo viv :

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Escudo by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

A couple of random shots :

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Peperomia by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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Pleuothallis by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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Pleurothallis mittleamerika by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr
 

gex23

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Any updates?
Not much happening really, i'll try and update with some photos tomorrow, see if you notice any differences :)

Rio Branco viv - coming up to 11 months of age now, still an unidentified 0.0.4 group, no calling but seem to be on the floor in the leaf litter more now. Have a feeling they're all females.

Escudo viv - Still a 1.0.2 group, plenty of calling from the male and witnessed him wrestling with the other 2 escudo, which concerns me as it may prove to be a trio of males.

Third build - Fluval stratum ordered as a bit of a test, see how the plants / ispods / future inhabitants react to this.
 
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