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Old 09-08-2013, 06:10 PM
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No frogs yet but I plan to have two Red Galacs in the future.



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Red Galacs would like move overhead "canopy foliage" (Dim lighting). Tank looks nice.
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That's a really interesting design, I like it.
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Red Galacs would like move overhead "canopy foliage" (Dim lighting). Tank looks nice.
Oh? I don't recall reading about them wanting a canopy, except they can be a little shy. But thank you for the compliment!
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It looks like you have some reindeer moss in there. It looks like it might even be preserved an dyed. You may want to consider removing that as it is a temperate moss and probably would not do well in a tropical environment and if it is preserved and dyed in a humid environment like that the dye will run into your environment, possibly harming inhabitants. Speaking of humid environment looks a little dry.

I like the enclosure. Have you considered putting a large piece of wood or something in the middle to mount plants on and provide climbing spaces for inhabitants?
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It looks like you have some reindeer moss in there. It looks like it might even be preserved an dyed. You may want to consider removing that as it is a temperate moss and probably would not do well in a tropical environment and if it is preserved and dyed in a humid environment like that the dye will run into your environment, possibly harming inhabitants. Speaking of humid environment looks a little dry.

I like the enclosure. Have you considered putting a large piece of wood or something in the middle to mount plants on and provide climbing spaces for inhabitants?
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It is a Selaginella fern. It is not a moss.

Yes, I've considered about a piece of wood of some sort, maybe ghost wood. I don't have plans on mounting anything though. The humidity is 80%.

Fortunately, I have another larger viv waiting for its plants so I can move stuff around if need be.
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Yes I see the Selaginella on the left side of the enclosure but what is that light green and white stuff in the top right corner of the overhead shot and the white stuff acting as substrate on the right side of your tank? (i.e. the reindeer moss on top of the LECA below the plant on the right side of the sideview shot?)
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I like the concept, but a few things - How big is this? It looks kinda small from the pics. What is the frame made from? It looks like wood, and if so, how did you waterproof it? And, also, BrainBug is correct, reindeer moss is the hobby store name for that preserved lichen. I doubt it will last for more than a few weeks.
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It looks like you have some reindeer moss in there. It looks like it might even be preserved an dyed. You may want to consider removing that as it is a temperate moss and probably would not do well in a tropical environment and if it is preserved and dyed in a humid environment like that the dye will run into your environment, possibly harming inhabitants. Speaking of humid environment looks a little dry.

I like the enclosure. Have you considered putting a large piece of wood or something in the middle to mount plants on and provide climbing spaces for inhabitants?
Ah, I see what you're referencing to now. That 'moss' is fake or decorative moss that you can pick up in craft stores. My mother uses them in all her fairy guardians with her live plants too.
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I like the concept, but a few things - How big is this? It looks kinda small from the pics. What is the frame made from? It looks like wood, and if so, how did you waterproof it? And, also, BrainBug is correct, reindeer moss is the hobby store name for that preserved lichen. I doubt it will last for more than a few weeks.
Hi, the frame is wood and has been waterproofed with silicone. Dimensions are 22x14. Little larger than the footprint of a 10 gallon.
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Very nice design!
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Thank you!
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Did some re-arranging. Hope you like.





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