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Old 03-25-2013, 05:55 PM   #16
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Beautiful setup and well done.

Love the Baja Huallaga!
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:09 PM   #17
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Can you house more than the one species of frogs together? Beautiful display!
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:11 PM   #18
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Where did you find that tank? I kind of want to know everything there is to know about this set up. .... so I can reproduce it.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:50 PM   #19
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Can you house more than the one species of frogs together? Beautiful display!
Very few people do that, it is frowned on for multiple good reasons. It can be done if the enclosure is large enough and set up well enough, and if the frogs you choose cannot breed. For instance, I would never consider having a tank with multiple forms of imitators, but I have and still am considering adding some Ameerega to this setup as they occupy different levels in the wild but are found in the same general area.

It is most definitely not something a beginner should consider.

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Where did you find that tank? I kind of want to know everything there is to know about this set up. .... so I can reproduce it.
Oh I built the tank from scratch, but I have no doubt that you could too. Here's a thread that details the full construction of it.
http://www.frogforum.net/vivarium-te...ium-build.html

It started as a paludarium until the bottom cracked 6 months after I set it up. I must have had a massive brain fart because I didn't even think to put a layer of foam under the tank to help level it, despite being into saltwater aquariums for years and years.

I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have!

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:20 PM   #20
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Where did you get the epiweb from? And has it negatively impacted your frogs in any way (getting stuck, etc.)?
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #21
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I got it from here
https://www.firstrays.com/cgi/cart/c...exact_match=on

I haven't had any issues with it at all. I do remember reading about that one case where a frog's leg got stuck in it, but after having this set up for 1.5 years (and another one downstairs that was smaller), I haven't had any incidents.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:00 PM   #22
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What kind of silicone did you use on the background?
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #23
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Just regular ole GE 1 I think, though I should note that the silicone was totally worthless at holding the ecoweb to the glass. Great Stuff works MUCH better.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:44 PM   #24
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I don't really understand how the plants stick to the wall... did you carve holes and ledges into the foam or what? I am seriously considering building a dart frog vivarium. Since you're only housing thumbnails, couldn't you put like 3 pairs, since it's so huge?

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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.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:15 AM   #26
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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?
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very very nice!!!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:29 PM   #28
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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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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.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:44 PM   #30
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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.
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