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05-28-2013 12:34 PM
waterfaller1 Awesome!!
05-21-2013 05:09 AM
bacon5 So is this the frogs that gave you the eggs and tadpoles? Beautiful!
12-20-2012 04:59 AM
Learner superb job. ONe of the best i have seen in quite some time.

Cheers mate

JD
12-18-2012 10:22 PM
Taari flightless fruit flies, Drosophilla melanogaster. I bought a culture and some fly food and make up a few new cultures every couple weeks, seeding the new culture with flies from the old on right after it blooms (bloom = the larvae pupate and turn into flies). I dust them with vitamin powder and drop them into the tank and the frogs nom them up. I also have the substrate seeded with springtails, which keep it clean and the frogs eat the adults.
12-18-2012 08:35 PM
BruceF This is great. What do you feed those little blue guys?
12-18-2012 05:58 PM
Taari Now that it's been a little while and I just introduced lil' Rahzek to the 40 gallon tank, I thought I would update the journal. All the plants are doing fabulously. Some of the ferns died back, but are growing in nicely now. I had to remove one orchid because it was losing lots of leaves, but the 3 left in the tank are doing very well.

To note, there is some foam at the bottoms of both waterfalls. IT IS NOT SOAP IN THE WATER. I've been keeping fish for years, I know better than to let things get contaminated with soap. I believe there is some protein in the water from the organic compounds that is foaming because my waterfalls splash. They bubbles dissapear when I shut off the pump and when I touch them, unlike soap bubbles.


The newest leaf on one fern coming in slightly orange, indicating that my light is pretty high.


My aquatic cryptocoreynes converting to emmersed very happily



New leaves on one of the broms. They are all growing new leaves.


Hygrometer showing 90% humidity in the back corner even with the 2.5" wide screen door going across the front of the tank.


Phal. equestris working on opening up.


A new growth on my Masednellia cuspidata jewel orchid


And finally lil' Rahzek checking out his new home.


Also, here is a decent shot of his front toes to show how large they are getting and heart shaped.
11-19-2012 09:15 PM
Taari
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Looks great. Appears that there may be a few orchids in there as well?
Yes, there are a few orchids, one jewel orchid, one phal. equestris, and two others I can't remember off the top of my head (I have tags for them at home though). I'll also be trying to find room for a bulbophyllum and a bulbo-like orchid that lost it's tag. I have over 40 orchids, I had to put some in my terrarium!
11-19-2012 08:38 PM
sapphoqueen :P now i want a terrarium tooo !
11-19-2012 08:27 PM
Amandas tank Oh wow! Amazing! I love it! Awesome work!
11-19-2012 06:05 PM
Wy Renegade Looks great. Appears that there may be a few orchids in there as well?
11-19-2012 03:52 PM
schoolzoo Looks amazing.
11-19-2012 03:43 PM
Taari My friend got in a shipment of 10 different types of mini bromeliads, and like 100 assorted small terrarium/house plants, and I happened to be in the store when the box came, so I helped her unpack it and got first dibs on plants, lol.
11-19-2012 03:27 PM
MGap wow this looks amazing!! Excellent choice with the bromeleads, they always have such a tropical feel to them. I love how you have them in several colors.
11-18-2012 04:10 PM
Taari OK! Photobucket was being uncooperative the past couple days, but it seems to be functional again, so here are some more pics.

Just have to figure out how to block of the 1" gap in the glass on one side of the tank so the frogs don't escape and I can add the female to the tank. The male will stay in QT for about a month before I introduce him.





11-17-2012 01:54 AM
Sd760 Looks amazing. Can't wait for the plants. Good work
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