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Here it is newly set up last year.


Dendrobates azureus


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Beautiful! Awesome looking frog too. Just curious, but how much maintenance is this vivarium?
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Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Welcome to the board. Tell us some more about the setup. Several people are curious about starting similar Vivarium/Dart frog setups and are wondering about how difficult their care is.

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Hey thanks! Very little maintenance required- just feeding the frogs every day or so and daily misting. I have set up a misting system so that part is automated too.

It is a false bottom system- the substrate is held up by an egg crate/plastic window screen shelf that is held by pvc sections. There is a large open pond, water drains to a sump where it is heated, then pumped back into the tank where it runs down a fiberglass/hardware cloth stream and through a hollow log; bot empty into the pond.

I use 2 250 watt iwasaki halide bulbs that I had leftover from a reef aquaria upgrade. The substrate was totally covered with selaginella, but this summer the misting pump died and I guess during some vacations it got a bit hot and much of the selaginella died back. Its recovering now.

For the back wall I was somewhat unconventional- it is steel mesh on a wood frame. It is holding back a wall of coconut hull chunks. This has no become as populated with plants as I washed so far. I probably should have mixed it with sphagnum for better water retention.
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I looooooove azureus... Nice looking tank too!

How many herps do you keep?
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At the moment, just 2 species of dart frogs. I have a 120 reef also.
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Stunning ! :shock:
It looks like a clip from Jurassic Park... and those frogs are wild looking. The photos at your site are very nice, especially the closeups on your frogs...Out of curiousity , what do you have to feed them critters, I know nothing of raising them...
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Pinhead crickets, wingless fruitflies, various other tiny bugs work well :-)
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one word - NICE

I like that, you may have given me some ideas for my next tank in regards to your woodwork.

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Wow. those are some awesome pics! What a beautful tank - so you think the vegetation on the back did not go because of washing the husks too much? Have you considered a vine or some other sort of spreading plant?
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The coconut husk just does not hold that much moisture. I have a couple of kinds of ficus vines now that look like they are going to do a pretty good job on it.
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wingless fruitflies

fruitwalk? :lol:
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Wow! :shock: :shock:

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I am just happy to see Dan posting here.

Professor dart frog, reef, technical art, oils, water color and master gardener.

It is amazing he finds time to do his lectures.

I think Dan needs a planted tank.
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Hey, Zaph- I'm just glad to be let out of the sump once in a while! Yes, I have a 65 with stand and canopy thats sitting empty, and most of the equipment I need- assuming 2 250 iwasakis is not too much for a planted tank. Then the fish room will then be complete.....
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