Ok, well I have done a few more things on the viv. First off, in the last pic of the background you can see that there are lots of little white spots. I fixed most of those, and also made sure that the background was siliconed to the side of the glass really well.
I have also finished the front of the viv. One thing that I learned with my clasp is that you don't need a handle to open it, because the piece on the front of the glass works just as well
. Good thing it was like a $.80 acrylic knob that I ordered :lol:
I also received my plants in the mail. I got a cryptanthus "bronze". I am not really happy with this at the moment...mostly because I thought it was a brom. But I'll throw it in the tank and see how it does. I also got a Neoregelia "Hot Pink" brom. I was really please with this, and hopefully it will color up nicely in the tank. For the tropical plant I got a pothos, but it seems really big right now. I'm not sure how well it will do in my small 10 gallon, but hopefully it's not to bad. Finally, the other plant that I am really excited about, is the Wandering Jew vine. I've heard this gives really great ground and background coverage and grows well.
I may end up ordering a fern, another brom or two, and possibly a different tropical, but I'm gonna put them in the viv and see how things are going first.
Pics will come later tonight probably.......
Oh, and I have already started compiling a list of frogs that I want :lol: . Here they are, listed from my planned frog for this tank, the backup(s), and then my "wish list"
D. Leucomelas - For this tank. Will do well in a vert and a good beginner frog. Easy to obtain and farily cheap.
P. Vittatus - My first choice for a backup. I've heard that it's a good climber, so will do well in a vert, and a hardy beginner frog. No local breeders have them, but they are cheap on the internet.
D. Ventrimaculatus - A more difficult frog, but not to expensive from what I have heard. Definitely utilize vertical space
D. Auratus - Beginner frog, but more suited for a horizontal tank. Not expensive, and available somewhat locally.
I may add more some other time 8)
I moved everything into the viv today. I ran a ran inside the viv all night, and when I woke up I couldn't smell the silicone at all
. I also added some moss from my aquarium. I think it's Java Moss, but I'm not really sure.
I made a little siphon thingy too. It's just two film canisters with holes cut in the bottoms to let me siphon the water out of the bottom.
Finally, I reel like I need to mist to much. I have misted it a lot so far, but everything is staying pretty wet. The sides are wet and a little foggy, but the front is clear. I guess my question is, can I mist too much?
Here are the pics
Wandering Jew Vine
Full Tank Shot
Ghetto Siphon Acceptor
Oh, and the (Java?) Moss