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Old 08-26-2019, 01:48 PM
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Default First Viv 24x18x18

This is my fist attempt of a Vivarium build out. Basically followed the tank-less kit from Josh's frog as a template, purchased from a bunch of vendors trying to lower my $$ output. Looking to go with either "Cobalts" or "Banded" Leucs. Now just waiting for the Viv to pretty much have everything settle in and monitoring temps/humidity through the day before adding frogs.

*will most likely put in a capped pvc pipe in one of the corners to allow for easy draining with a siphon*

Any Feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:37 PM
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Default Re: First Viv 24x18x18

Looks great for a first viv!
A couple things you might want to consider..

Make sure to get some springtails and iso's going in there to break down waste.

If you are looking into misting systems just save money and work towards a mistking they a less failure prone and you can expand once you get addicted.

Make sure you have supplements for your frogs.

Also if you are still looking for frogs to put in look at the MeWe social media site and join the "Rare Amphibian Trade Group". Lots of helpful people and lots of tinc morphs for sale for relatively cheap (35$ each I think?)

other than that... Maybe a cork bark back wall? I prefer them or an epiweb wall so you get plant growth on it.

That is all I can think of but others will surely add.

Welcome to the hobby!
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: First Viv 24x18x18

Thanks for the feedback! Super excited to be in the hobby now (me and my son) just don't want to go overboard-yet.

I did seed with some springtails already, and I have a culture going that I plan on adding more to the tank in the next week or so. I am looking into Iso's now too.

Have supplements already and started some FF Cultures as well. Hoping to add Frogs in 4 or 5 weeks, already working with someone on that.

-Mist King-noted

I'll look more into the cork bark. I started with the exo terra insert, I can probably set some cork on half of the sides and allow some growth to take on there. Do the vine plants latch on easily or do you need to guide them there?
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