Thanks for all of the info here. Those beginner links are super helpful. Here is a photo of my viv. I used GS and 100% GE silicone with coco husk, Zoo Meds substrate with coco mixed in it with a bit of charcoal as well. I used packaged moss and planted a brom from the local exotic pet store along with some wood pieces and a cork board bark thing. I have a fern of some sort and a bit of ground cover. I built a false bottom out of the white light diffusers, screen/ground cover and zip ties. I have a small pump for the water fall that is fully accessible and can be replaced at any time. I've installed the repti-mist thinggy and set it to mist distilled water once a day and I have an led hood that is capable of full specturm or just red or bue or white lighting. From the reading i've done today, it seems like I may need some additives in my water as well as some more leaf litter.
I have a friend that I've met recently on DartArmy Classified on FB and he's going to send me springtails and FF cultures. I've ordered 20 culture cups and 10 felt vented lids and 10 plastic vented lids along with repashy culture and calcium dust and excelsor for now. I plan on making 1 new culture per week while always having 2 ready for feeding.
I've ordered my frogs from Shore Thing Exotics and I've decided on 2 small Vanzos but they wont ship until 3/24 due to very cold weather here. I plan on raising this species only
in this viv and hope to catch Repticon in my home town in June. I figure by that time I can find a couple more Vanzo's and thinking about sexing and figuring out what to do about allowing them to mate. I have an indoor greenhouse where i will setup my quarantine box and grow a couple of cuttings from my plants.
My main concern is that I don't want to kill these frogs. So I'd like to know what to look out for and maybe what I can do to ensure that the frogs are happy. Maybe you guys can tell me when and if I should swab or test poopies. I need to order or boil some more leaf litter for my viv and plan on planting a couple more plants. My viv stays around 75-80% humidity and floats around 60-70 degrees in temperature.
I guess I would just like to know if there is any way I can "check up' on my frogs to ensure they're happy and are going to survive.
I'm super pumped on this hobby and would like to know ALL the information there is to know about it.