So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Stu&Shaz » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:29 pm

hkspowers wrote:When I move somewhere more permanent I will be converting my rack to the extruded aluminum racks! They look so clean and tidy. Yours are source of jealousy here. :wink:


Thank You,especially as we blatantly stole the design and made them from scratch,in a much cheaper way. In you post was one of the big reasons,....easy to clean.I might have said this here before but the lights bugged me bigstyle when i was little,and again this design sorted that,we look at vivs not squint at lights,i hope that doesn't sound in any way like a criticism of other racking styles, its not. These just do the job so well. In a way once you work with them you forget how well,you focus on the vivs,i think that's why so many like them because they are understated fulfill their function and don't draw attention,i suppose that's great design at its best,i just wish i could take credit for that,but i can't! But i did find a way for guys like Shaz and I not with a load of dollar but with the willingness to graft it out to have these.Essentially that's what most of our posts center on: that keeping these stunning frogs can be done on a tiny budget,maybe by going outside the box a bit,and taking longer to get there,but it CAN be done,with out costing the earth,and hopefully look as good as the guy whom is more fortunate.
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby frogfreak » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:12 pm

Here's what we're in the middle of. I just finished painting it today. :D

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby dtfleming » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:38 pm

Very nice Glenn. I need to finish framing in a door and then insulate and my room room in the basement will pretty much be finished. I need to get two more 48" racks also.
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Aug 18, 2011 7:41 pm

...just realized that I don't have a link to my (former) frog room.

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2.0 in Florida will be better ! Can't wait.

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Stu&Shaz » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:51 am

Very cool Glen,you'll have to keep us up dated thats gonna be real nice,what paints do you feel safe with? Oh for a bigger room what size is yours?
Can't wait to see both yours Derek and yours Phil
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Stu&Shaz » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:56 am

very nice Phil ha luvin' the mister...wow you all have so much space!! any pics of your new room?
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Philsuma » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:32 pm

Stu&Shaz wrote:very nice Phil ha luvin' the mister...wow you all have so much space!! any pics of your new room?
cheers
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The "New" frog room will be in Gainesville Florida and will prolly consist of a single 48" black bakers rack and 2 lonely exoterras of Grannies....

Of course the tanks will be showcase / display tanks.....look for pics in 2012.

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Stu&Shaz » Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:13 pm

Philsuma wrote:
Stu&Shaz wrote:very nice Phil ha luvin' the mister...wow you all have so much space!! any pics of your new room?
cheers
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The "New" frog room will be in Gainesville Florida and will prolly consist of a single 48" black bakers rack and 2 lonely exoterras of Grannies....

Of course the tanks will be showcase / display tanks.....look for pics in 2012.

Ahh thats not so bad,i only got one granny left,an she's 93 :lol: mate 2012 i'll be so old then i wont be able to see em :roll: .Seriously as before kiddo all the luck with it mate,florida seems like a dream today...its bloody freezing here!!
Looking foward to the pics mate...i can wait.There are very few grannies here,there are some def but not many
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby frogfreak » Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:07 pm

Philsuma wrote:Of course the tanks will be showcase / display tanks.....look for pics in 2012.


Looking forward to the pics.
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby dtfleming » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:02 pm

Importance of having a sink in or near the "frog room?" My frog room to be is in my basement and I have a sink close by to use. I also plan on making sure it is insulated and I will be putting up a vapor barrier plastic on the walls and running it down onto the floor and taping it down to help prevent any frogs from crawling under it.

I also think it is important to make sure you give yourself room for storage for supplies and for your feeders.
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Philsuma » Fri Aug 26, 2011 4:06 pm

Deep basin plastic shop-Sink, spray attachment and really hot water...is what I would recommend.

Racks for drying plastic deli cups ect.

Maybe a cheap dish washer.

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby frogfreak » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:06 pm

Philsuma wrote:Maybe a cheap dish washer.


Oh, I sooooo wish I had one of these! I have dish pan hands... wash-wash-wash-wash-wash
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby RanaVenenosa » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:55 pm

Guess I will chime in. Didn't read anything about electrical (maybe i missed it) - GFI outlet plugs - having "enough" outlets in accessible locations etc. timers , extension cords - making sure your electrical box can handle the juice if you living in an "older" house. Also spending cash on generator and AC backup (requires exhaust for Carbon monoxide).

Perhaps the biggest challenge - consensus from Spouse : )
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Philsuma » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:56 pm

T.J ? ....any "winter" progress on your room ?

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Philsuma » Sat May 26, 2012 7:09 pm

If you got a big frog room...lotsa vivs.....and in a BASEMENT...

Make sure you get these little gems and peel-n-stick em to the bottom of each and every door. Not only insulates...

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http://www.dwellsmart.com/Products/Ener ... Door-Sweep

but more importantly...keeps these 'little' guys out

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Found a second one of those ^^ this week. The first one 'froze' on me, allowing me time to get a paper towel. This time, it spazzed out and ran and I had to step on it with my bare tootsies. :shock:

I also place a small upside down glass cup over every basement sink and bathtub drain.

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Dendrobati » Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:57 am

Hello! I just signed up on dartden and I'm enjoying the site! This was the first thread that I started reading. It's a great thread, lots of good points!

I'm .....still..... in the process of my new build of 14 tanks. I've attached a few pictures. The only hold up has been waiting for some additional items to come in, which will be here this week! :D

There are two more 24x18x24 exos missing from the build, which will complete it with 16 tanks.
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Philsuma » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:52 pm

Wow !! LIKE it. Love the concrete floor and room under the racks. Well made vivariums too.

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby Dendrobati » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:27 pm

Philsuma wrote:Wow !! LIKE it. Love the concrete floor and room under the racks. Well made vivariums too.

Welcome to Dart Den !


Thank you! The vivs are awaiting tomorrows fedex shipment of leaf litter and the plants need to grow in a bunch. They have time before frogs get added though. =)

I like to let them have a month to get microfauna established. This makes plant cuttings much more appealing, giving them time to fill out a bit.

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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby frogfreak » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:16 pm

Very nice! Someone needs to start a frog room thread. 8)
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Re: So you want to build a "Frog Room" ?

Postby dynekevin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:53 pm

Quick question. I cant seem to find it in this post anywhere.

What do you guys recommend for the racks? I thought i saw something
once about a "Bakers Rack"?

I want something that will be capable of housing 3 18x18x24's per a shelf.

Yes yes, im starting to get more and more serious about darts >=)
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