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Old 04-05-2008, 11:39 PM
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Default 100 Gallon 90% Complete!

Here's the tank with pretty much everything running. I'm still waiting on my order of plants from SVT, and piling the bottom of the moss with leaf litter. Its taken me about a whole month to complete this.

Left Side View


Left Side View again


Middle View


Right Side View


Left Side pond/Creek


Creek extending toward right side


Creek Still extending toward right side (at middle now)


Right side Pond/Creek hidden behind plants/wood


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This thing is going to be awesome once I get all my broms/ferns etc. all planted and mounted in.
Pics taken from Phone camera :|

Oh yeah, any suggestions on what I should put in there? I was leaning toward a group of Azureus/Brazilian yellowheads.
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:48 PM
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I still think that a group of Leucs would be the best bet. The Azureus (though a beginner frog) have aggression issues, and will not do well in a group as adults. The leucs are great frogs, they weren't my firsts, but I wish I would have gotten into them earlier.
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looking good. Nice job!!
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Default Re: 100 Gallon 90% Complete!

the water features look immaculate. amazing job for just one month. once it greens up a bit more, should be an incredible viv.
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I love love love your waterfall, I've been planning one like that for ages maybe seeing such nice results will spur me to actually do it...
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Default Re: 100 Gallon 90% Complete!

Nice job!

as an unsolicited suggestion I'd remove the moss litter and replace it with leaf litter, full coverage.

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I agree with the Leucs Suggestion , They are a vastly under rated frog ... Quickly becoming one of my faves ... They are so bold and visible , that they are a can't miss...
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Default Re: 100 Gallon 90% Complete!

yeah, i'm going to remove a lot of the moss, but still leave a little around certain areas. I kind of like the floor looking brown and natural. Im having a little trouble keeping heat up though, I think I'm going to need more/stronger light bulbs. I currently only have 2x compact florescent 27w 5500k bulbs. The thermometer inside the tank reads around 68F in daytime and 64F during the night.

How long do you think it will take until I get the usual "new tank fungus boom?"

Oh yeah, I'm leaning a bit toward Azureus now for some reason. Maybe a group of 4... I know there might be aggression, but i figured if I get them a little young and house them together in a big tank, they should all grow up and get along fine. Any thoughts on that?
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Old 04-06-2008, 07:14 PM
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I've heard a few success stories with raising a group up together, but mostly they will be doing fine (or look like they are fine) and the day a male starts calling they all start fighting. I tried growing up a group of 3 azureus together from when they were all 2 months old. One died at 7 months old, but the others seemed healthy. They were eating, bold, not skinny, and I didn't see any wrestling ever. Well around 10-11 months old, I thought there was some minor aggression problems, so I separated them. I was too late. One had suffered an arm injury from wrestling and unfortunately was too sick to recover, and sadly died :cry: . Now I have one frog left out of that group, a 16 month old female who was stunted and is now only 1 1/2 inches, barely bigger half the size of my male. I highly doubt she will ever be able to breed sucessfully. I definately learned my lesson, sometimes you can't tell that they are stressing each other until it's too late and you end up with a stunted frog or a dead frog from too much stress. So although you may get lucky and not have too many problems, I really can't recomend something that does well in groups enough. Something like leucs, auratus, galacts, or others would probably be a better choice, and they can be just as bold and beautiful.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:53 AM
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tank looks really great!! i like the two streams/creeks/waterfalls, when you plant more and it grows in itll be awesome.

reasons to get looks in this tank!

1. great group frog, especially since its so big.
2. will utilize the WHOLE tank and not just the ground.
3. the best beginner dart frog.
4. stands out easily in tank.
5. extermely bold!
6. males have really pleasant call.

need i say more :wink:
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Hmm... if I do, I'll probably get 5-6 Leucs. Thanks for all of the nice comments. I really wish I had a better camera because the pics make my tank look so dull.
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I suggest some Galacs! They seem to do well in groups! Good luck

Great work on the tank. I think it will be wonderful home for whatever you choose.
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Default Re: 100 Gallon 90% Complete!

Tank does look great though! You took the little advice I gave and RAN with it
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Default Re: 100 Gallon 90% Complete!

thanks everyone, this tank was made possible by supporters in this board, along with all of the really informative threads that are posted all around.
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