Back in August of 2013 I got back into Darts after a long hiatus. I had been breeding and keeping pythons and at the NARBC show in Arlington I picked up a group of Tinctorius "boulanger" from Josh's Frogs. They are currently housed in a 40G breeder in our dining room and have done well and produced some tads and a froglet already for me. I believe there is a group of 3.1 that were purchased all together.
Here is that setup:
And some of the frogs:
Not long after that we sold our entire python collection which freed up a room in the house to become the office and frog room. I wanted to have a "wall" of frogs opposite my desk. I contacted Ghostvivs on here about building some custom tanks and got with a carpenter to build out the cabinetry.
In March of this year we started on the project:
With Paint and deco
Cabinet base installed:
Based stained and poly'd:
RO Water storage for Mistking hidden:
Tanks added and planted and custom canopy built and added as well:
We have the following housed in the tanks:
- R. benedicta
- R. vanzolini
- O. pumilio "Vulture Point"
- R. imitator banded
The last tank is for E. Anthonyi
For lighting I got custom made LED bars from buildmyled.com and for a controller for lighting and misting we are using an Ecozone controller.
The lights are cooled using 4" fans that can be purchased at Target and they are timer synched with the light cycle. Works better than expected.
Some close up pics: