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I have been away from the forum for a while, but I wanted to share some pics of my latest build. I like to call it my "steam punk tank", because it was inspired by the steam punk movement. It fascinates me, but some design changes took the true steam punk nature out of the equation, so I am going with industrial themed. Lol

I haven't decided on inhabitants yet, but I will on Sunday when I go to the White Plains Reptile Expo. Surely, there will be something there I like :) here are the pics, hope you enjoy :)





 

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Thanks!! I had planned on some gears, but couldn't find any Victorian era ones that were economical enough to clear coat and place in there. The ones I found were ridiculously priced. I still have to build an air circulation system for it, but I'm in no rush, any frogs I get for it will be quarantined for at least 30 days, so I have time. :)
 

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How are you getting the mist?

The mist is coming from the piping. It's really painted and clear coated PVC pipe and it's connected to a home use ultrasonic humidifier. Small holes drilled into the back of the pipes deliver it.


 

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Really original and most excellently impressive paint job on the piping !
Complete with painted solder run out , even !
A real eye for detail :smile:

Thanks! I know how critical we can be in the glass box hobbies, so I wanted it as detailed as possible. Lol
 

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Did you clear coat the pipes?

Absolutely. They all got 10 (I think, I lost count after 7) coats of krylon fusion clear. Although I did get 4 coats in when I realized I needed to drill the holes for the mist and clear coat those as well. Always a learning curve lol
 

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I picked up the permanent residents for the tank on Sunday. 4 mantella baroni. I let them have a quick tour in the tank while I set their qt tank up. Then spent an hour catching them again to go into qt. I HATE seeing frogs in those little deli cups, but also know it's a necessity for shows.



 

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WOW THIS IS REALLY COOL! i have never seen anything like this. really interesting. may i ask why one must qt frogs from the same supplier?? are there other species in this tank??
 

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WOW THIS IS REALLY COOL! i have never seen anything like this. really interesting. may i ask why one must qt frogs from the same supplier?? are there other species in this tank??

Thank you :) I qt all frogs, no matter who or where they came from. It's a crucial step a lot of people bypass. It allows for me to evaluate their health condition easier. In a minimal tank with paper towel instead of substrate, I can observe if the frogs are eating, and how much they eat. I can also easily see if they are defecating, how much and the condition of the feces. I can also observe their overall physical condition. Do they move normally? Is one sluggish? Are any legs doing strange things, like twitching? That sort of thing. If they are in a live enclosure, you miss out on these things, especially if they are reclusive frogs. And since most frogs are lost within the first 30 days of purchase, it just makes good sense. :)
 

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Oh, and no, it will be just this species frogs. I never mix species. It's a personal choice, not because everyone says not to. I like watching the natural behaviors of the frogs, and you tend to lose some of that when they are stressed by other animals in the tank.
 
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