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04-18-2013 06:37 PM
GMYukonon24s You have a beautiful setup, frogs, and pics!
04-18-2013 06:02 PM
VicSkimmr Thanks

Added a truckload of resurrection ferns to the background, we'll see which live and which don't

April 12th, 2013 by jasonwithers, on Flickr

I probably won't do anything else with it for a while. The frogs seem like they're raising some tadpoles so I don't want to disturb anything.
04-18-2013 05:57 AM
jspk WOW! That front take shot is breathtaking!
04-18-2013 05:42 AM
Bserve Those frog pics are AMAZING!
04-12-2013 02:42 PM
VicSkimmr guess I didn't post these. I decided to run the fogger to see if I could show off what the lighting looks like, it's pretty cool

March 29th, 2013 by jasonwithers, on Flickr

The female hunting for food

April 4th, 2013 by jasonwithers, on Flickr

another angle

April 5th, 2013 by jasonwithers, on Flickr
04-12-2013 01:57 PM
VicSkimmr
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Originally Posted by cpt13007 View Post
thats an amazing setup
what kind of misting system do you use
I always use and recommend www.mistking.com setups. They're very, very high quality for a reasonable price. The pump they provide can be run dry without damaging itself which is a huge plus.

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Originally Posted by blazeyreef View Post
This is my dream setup. I have always wanted a vivarium. Yours is amazing!
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Looks like a zoo set ,so natural.
Thank you!
04-06-2013 09:59 PM
Lia Looks like a zoo set ,so natural.
04-04-2013 03:16 PM
blazeyreef This is my dream setup. I have always wanted a vivarium. Yours is amazing!
04-04-2013 01:59 PM
cpt13007 thats an amazing setup
what kind of misting system do you use
03-28-2013 12:44 PM
VicSkimmr They're a lot of fun, but yeah people only keep one type of frog in each. Most people's tanks are in the 15-30 gallon range. Having a tank this big doesn't really do anything for the frogs, they'll breed and be just as entertaining in a much smaller tank.
03-27-2013 03:14 PM
assasin6547
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Most of the plants are crammed into crevices in the wood or pinned between the wood and the background. The others are held in place with toothpicks. Eventually the roots take hold and the toothpicks will rot away.

Nobody in the hobby combines frogs that can inter-breed. There are some very specific lines in the hobby, some with actual locale data so nobody mixes them to avoid blurring the lines. For instance, my imitators are from a very specific location in the Rio Huallaga river basin. Imitators from a mile away may look completely different than them.

I'm sure some people do mix the frogs, but it is very very heavily frowned upon.
No, I meant keep multiple species of the same variation of R. Imitator. You make me seriously think about starting my own viv.
03-27-2013 01:29 PM
VicSkimmr
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That is a beautiful set up!!! I was thinking of starting something like that in a front room, it's small and can get very warm. What do you use on the bottom for substrate?
I have aqua soil Amazonia in the bottom left over from when it was a paludarium. The second layer is called ABG mix (it's what they use in the Atlanta Botanical Gardens).

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very very nice!!!!
Thank you!
03-27-2013 11:54 AM
h4n very very nice!!!!
03-27-2013 10:15 AM
furnfins That is a beautiful set up!!! I was thinking of starting something like that in a front room, it's small and can get very warm. What do you use on the bottom for substrate?
03-26-2013 09:04 PM
VicSkimmr Most of the plants are crammed into crevices in the wood or pinned between the wood and the background. The others are held in place with toothpicks. Eventually the roots take hold and the toothpicks will rot away.

Nobody in the hobby combines frogs that can inter-breed. There are some very specific lines in the hobby, some with actual locale data so nobody mixes them to avoid blurring the lines. For instance, my imitators are from a very specific location in the Rio Huallaga river basin. Imitators from a mile away may look completely different than them.

I'm sure some people do mix the frogs, but it is very very heavily frowned upon.
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