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Old 06-20-2011, 10:00 AM   #21 (permalink)
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you can fit a pair of azureus in a ten gallon. The breeder i got my frogs from keeps all his breeding pairs of tinctorius and auratus in ten gallons. a 20 high or long is better for beginners though. More room for the frogs = less room for failure. The plant on the right is moon valley pilea. I really like it except for the fact that it gets kinda leggy and shoots out aerial roots in high humidity. The fern on the left is a korean rock fern (polystichum tsus-simense) i love it! it doesnt grow too big or too fast, loves high humidity, and just plain looks cool haha.

If you do decide to get darts, do tons of research! Dendroboard is about the best source of information. skip any water feature in your first viv too. it might look cool, but its dangerous to the frogs and does nothing but take away valuable space especially in a smaller tank. I am still a beginner myself, but i have learned a ton in the process, so if you ever have any questions, feel free to PM me here, or at dendroboard (same screen name)
Thanks man. I will definitely be getting a hold of you for help and I think I am going to go check out the forum you mentioned. I am pretty sure that PetCo is going to be having their dollar a gallon sale starting the 26th, or so someone on another forum has told me. I think when they do that I will go get a 20 high to use for frogs. This one is more going to be an experiment so I can learn some basics before I jump into it head on. And I am going to be trying as many plants as I can fit into this little tank. Who knows, I may do a bigger one as well.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
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remember when you are planning your first vivarium, take into account that a lot of these plants grow fast and will soon overrun your tank.

This was my tank when it was first set up

and current


That is less than 6 months of growth too, with multiple trimmings.
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remember when you are planning your first vivarium, take into account that a lot of these plants grow fast and will soon overrun your tank.

This was my tank when it was first set up

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That is less than 6 months of growth too, with multiple trimmings.
Wow. You are doing something right that is for sure. I joined that forum and am finding a lot of good info on it. I am under the name HDreptiles on it. I posted this project on there as well, and am going to see what feedback I get from them. Thanks for the help man, and that tank looks amazing.
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Ok. An update. The tank has been empty for a while as I did not like the dirt I had in it. I went and got some different stuff today.



Want to know if this will work or if I need to get something different.
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I believe you want plain old potting soil, not the stuff that has the miracle grow it it. It will be to rich for your tank. Did you read the basics in the El Natural forum.
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I believe you want plain old potting soil, not the stuff that has the miracle grow it it. It will be to rich for your tank. Did you read the basics in the El Natural forum.
I am thinking of putting this in there for a few weeks with water and seeing what it does to the parameters. But I am going to go get some regular potting soil for sure.
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So. After a long absence, I finally got some stuff to get this tank back up and running (sorta). I got some different dirt and a new bulb the is a 15watt 6500K spiral fluorescent. I like the look of the light much better. The other one was not right and I think this one will make plants explode. This tank was empty for far too long, but not anymore.


Same soil as in my emersed set-up.


Just dirt.


Here it is in all its glory. Only a little bit of water at the moment. I am going to rinse it later, but I am letting the dirt soak up some of the water first to make sure it is good and water logged before I add plants and things. Hopefully that will happen tomorrow and sat. Progress, finally!
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Ok, first I want to say, thanks to Bahugo for hookin me up the other day. He gave me tons of plants for a good deal. That being said, here is what I got yesterday.


$25 worth of plants from Golden Aquarium.


$40 worth of plants from Bahugo.

Does anyone see the problem here, lol.

I got some HC, moneywort, 2 types of crypts, and some red stem plant I already forgot the name of. That was all from Golden Aquarium.

I got Java Moss, Flame Moss, Guppy Grass, Glosso, and a bunch of stem plants from Bahugo.

Now that my goodie list is up. On to the good stuff.
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OK. Finally got the soil, plants, gravel, and water in this thing. I threw some moneywort, water sprite, and some other stem plant in here. I still have moss to add but I need some rocks or something to tie it to first, which, I may have. But on to the pics.





The water is a bit cloudy and I still need a filter. But I Am happy with it so far. Hopefully the filter will get ordered today, and then I will be in good shape.
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Ok. Added some moss today, but still no filter. DOH! Hopefully in a week or so I will have one. The water cleared a little bit too, but going to start more water changes tomorrow. Also going to take a stem plant out of my emersed setup and put it in this tank tomorrow. As it is now.



I have Flame Moss and Java moss in there. I had a rather large lava rock that was from my 2.5 that I smacked with a hammer a couple of times and there are the fragments. Sorry about the blue thread, didn't have any green. But I am sure it will still work.
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