what can i say sparkys eye
ive been doing my home work and is it me or is it a frog thing but it seems to me the more i read the more i want to know... id be happy making the viv myself just need to see more pic from different angles and if you could let me know the magic angle of your fulse flood that would be great... although not looking forward to the drilling bit
but who dares wins lol.... ive noticed alot of ppl have said how important the leaf little layer is not only for the frog but also for the microfurma...and i really like the look it gives so thats a no brainer its got to be there.... i noticed in your frog room thread that you had differen ferns in your vivs are some of the native to our part of the world, i love the look ferns give to a viv, are they easy to get, grow and look after?? and with regards to plants i like the green green and more green look and although its not ideal for a viv i really like tropical pillow moss but not sure if ill be able to get that over here.
you say that your a beginner but everone always agrees with what you say, so your a good source of info for me
also found your method of makin rocks well helpfull as i was thinkin of making mine out of expandy but your way seems easier and love the heat gun trick (genius).
not sure as to what all your frog look like as still have to learn the name but ill look into it
and with regard to breeding if thats not
some thing i wanted to get in to big time ( would only want a few), and if i was fortunate to have them breed could i just let nature take its course in the viv or is it a must to get the tads out and rear in a seperate viv, i know im light years away from this but am intrested to know...
sorry for all the questions but while i have your attention ill ask as may as i can
all the best
Some of this will be brief and conise as befits a knackered guy
build it mate a good skill to learn !! the drilling is a walk in the park,get your bits from "diamond drills Ebay cheep as chips..i think the guy is called Stu Leeming might be wrong
cut a persplex template plasticine moat fill with water,just the weight of the drill NO pressure sit on polystyrene clamp at all together...sorted use silirub AQ aquarium silicone great" grab" get from local glazier should pay around £3.50 a tube and a GOOD silicone gun
I think I'm running 5 cm drop over a 50cm front to back viv,so actually somewhere around 41cm (false floor) i think,might be abit out but damn close
ferns dry feet !!!! not too much light and some airflow,so not in the back lower corners and yes some natives work...polypodium vulgare is one and trickier but doable are asplenium scholopendrium,maybe Blechum spicant we are trying to grow...well we are growing some of these from spores so they are pretty much always exposed to viv conditions might be a good thing not sure yet completeely but results so far are very promising,they can be grown epiphytically, well some can
yup leaflittle is a no brainer and yep shades of green shape of leaf and stunning cloured frogs float my boat too,
tropical pillow moss maybe dartfrog...i haven't used it,but check out the epiweb moss mix as it contains ferns and moss spore again dartfrog.
Warren i want you to find out about oophaga...they are not for a beginner but as far as intank breeding its jawdroppinly fascinating,then have a look at the blocker institues..Jason and Jonah's thread for other ways to rear intank without pulling eggs of more "beginner species" like tincs.
Yeah i'm totally a beginner buddy so always check out what i'm saying frogwise with these guys whom have taught us so much as you say the learing is wicked if i learnt it all in a few years there would be no appeal just scratched the surface.Against that i make stuff,if i'm chucking a method of how to make sommit at you,i've probably found an easy way or tried damn hard to find that easy way,i work hard at things mate,but i ruddy hate doing stuff the hard way and if i make something i make it to work otherwise i jump on it and start again
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