Poison dart frog build (pic heavy)

gex23

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A few photos showing both tanks and growth.

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Escudo 1 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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Marcgravia by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr
 

mort

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Really love these tanks. Please keep the updates coming. Would love to one day have something even half as good.
 

X3NiTH

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Lucky Frogs!

Have you thought about adding any small Nepenthes in there, there's some really nice small lowland types out there to be had, highland varieties look even more amazing (Nepenthes Dubia) but the overnight 10 degree temperature drop they need probably not good for the frogs.

:)
 

gex23

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Lucky Frogs!

Have you thought about adding any small Nepenthes in there, there's some really nice small lowland types out there to be had, highland varieties look even more amazing (Nepenthes Dubia) but the overnight 10 degree temperature drop they need probably not good for the frogs.

:)
I have, unfortunately I believe they grow way too big for my terrariums, which is a shame.

The frogs appreciate a larger temperature drop than you expect, day time temps average 25c, night time temps average 18.5c :)
 

gex23

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Yeah, just less of a close-up.
A few photos - the tanks are situated in a north facing bedroom which helps reduce the likelihood of temperature spikes, though obviously the room is in need of renovation it's low on the list of renovation priorities the house needs!

Tanks and stands (stands will be replaced for powercoated steel stands in the future)

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IMG_20190308_182716 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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IMG_20190308_182716 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

(Underneath the tanks, by happy accident I can fit two 18 x 18 x 24 tanks, so the reservoirs will be re-housed in the future)

Where the speakers are temporarily stored, i'll be making a custom 24 x 18 x 36 enclosure :

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IMG_20190308_183426 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Misting pump / reservoir / timers :

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IMG_20190308_182837 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Drainage layer runoff reservoir + isopod containers :

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IMG_20190308_182828 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Springtail culture booming (feed them brewers yeast) :

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IMG_20190308_183332 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Fly cultures, newest at the back, oldest at the front, they get destroyed and reset at 4 weeks to prevent mite explosions / culture collapses :

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IMG_20190308_182814 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

The supposed female escudo :

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IMG_20190310_121155 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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IMG_20190310_121112 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr
 

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You redo your drosophyla yourself?
I always wanted a paludarium but culturing insects might be a bridge my wife doesn't want me to cross:oops:
She already lived with snakes in the bedroom, mice breeding and orchids in the house ( in a humid cell) , so……………….. ( all in the past though, when i was still studying)
 

gex23

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You redo your drosophyla yourself?
I always wanted a paludarium but culturing insects might be a bridge my wife doesn't want me to cross:oops:
She already lived with snakes in the bedroom, mice breeding and orchids in the house ( in a humid cell) , so……………….. ( all in the past though, when i was still studying)
Yes I make all my own drosophila cultures :)
 

gex23

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A little progress with the 18*18*24 exo terra.

Scaping materials : Manzanita, treefern, hygrolon drainage layer and fluval stratum substrate layer.

Hardscape flows from right to left to mirror the next tank somewhat where hardscape flows left to right.

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Misting nozzles needed next, but luckily I have plenty of broms producing pups (offshoots) in the other vivariums to get this one started :)
 

gex23

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Little update.

2 x single mistking nozzles installed.

Springtails and dwarf tropical woodlice added.

Initial planting done using bromeliad pups (offshoots) and cuttings from my other tanks :

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IMG_20190329_115941 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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IMG_20190329_115917 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

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IMG_20190329_120006 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr

Orchid order will be placed in the next few weeks to finish off planting, also leaf litter isn't added at the minute as I want to maximise moisture on the substrate initially to enable cuttings to root.

The lighting setup will be changed in the near future also, just undecided on what to go for right now, as it's 18" wide I can't use T5HO bulbs like the other tanks as the smallest bulb lengths are 24" long...
 

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Hi
Regarding lights pll lamps are good alternative to T5 if lenght is an issue.I run them on 2 tanks its quite bright light for the lenght of the bulb.
Regards Konsa
 

gex23

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Hi
Regarding lights pll lamps are good alternative to T5 if lenght is an issue.I run them on 2 tanks its quite bright light for the lenght of the bulb.
Regards Konsa
Good call there and cheers for the recommendation.

I'm actually going forward with a custom GU10 setup in mind using a combination of LED bulbs and, depending on ambient temperatures, some 35w GU10 halogens.

Some parts have been ordered.

Will update as I progress.
 

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wanting to turn my 40b eventually into a vivarium (rn just sitting in my closet from the move we just had about a week/2 ago)

this is very inspirational and cool.
 
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