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Old 12-17-2019, 06:13 AM
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Update:

I got some frogs, a pair of ranitomeya amazonica iquitos. I didn't expect ranitomeya to be this small!

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Old 12-18-2019, 06:41 AM
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I'm a bit worried. The frogs stay in the same part of the viv, the far left side I.e. the opposite side of the heat pad. Makes me think the heat pad could be a problem? It's set at the minimum though, like 20.

Another thing I'm worried about is the fact that I've not seen the frogs eat. I dumped some flies yesterday, and some today. They pass near the frogs but they don't care. The flies scatter all across the viv as well. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:19 AM
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Update:

I've seen one frog regularly, while the other is been hidden (I hope, at least) for almost a week now.

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Update:

Still going. I'm amazed every time I spot them.

Question: would it be safe to clean the glass with water and vinegar? Would that harm the frogs? Other question, since my plants are a bit off, I was wondering if I could get some orchid fertilizer and mist it diluted in water from time to time. Is there anything I need to look for?

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Little update.
I see them pretty much every day, each have their own spot where they hang out. I've had them for about 5 months, and I don't precisely know how old where they when I got them. I tried playing their call from a youtube video near the tank, one frog seems to get more active and inquisitive when it hears the call, the other doesn't react.
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Nice, well done. It seems you are deriving a lot of satisfaction from the hobby. It makes me happy to see happy people - thank you.

As for your recent questions about fertilizing and glass cleaning - I don't keep frogs so can't speak directly to what might harm them. I would think a dilute foliar application of an organic fertilizer would be fine though. (You can even mix up your own with bone meal etc.) You'll kill plants, eventually, if they don't get some nutrients. It can take a long time though. Ha ha.

What's fouling your glass? Minerals from hard water, or just "biological crud"? Paper towels dampened with RO water works well for me, with "bio-crud". Also a sharp razor scraper. I never have to apply chemicals, just some force. The key is to not apply mineralized water in the first place. If you do have a minerals-on-glass problem that you aren't making worse with hard water, one approach I've used is a stronger acid on paper towels - lemon juice. Plus some force of course. Follow up with an RO-dampened paper towel, then a dry one.

Good luck! And I hope all's well for you & yours with COVID.
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Nice, well done. It seems you are deriving a lot of satisfaction from the hobby. It makes me happy to see happy people - thank you.

As for your recent questions about fertilizing and glass cleaning - I don't keep frogs so can't speak directly to what might harm them. I would think a dilute foliar application of an organic fertilizer would be fine though. (You can even mix up your own with bone meal etc.) You'll kill plants, eventually, if they don't get some nutrients. It can take a long time though. Ha ha.

What's fouling your glass? Minerals from hard water, or just "biological crud"? Paper towels dampened with RO water works well for me, with "bio-crud". Also a sharp razor scraper. I never have to apply chemicals, just some force. The key is to not apply mineralized water in the first place. If you do have a minerals-on-glass problem that you aren't making worse with hard water, one approach I've used is a stronger acid on paper towels - lemon juice. Plus some force of course. Follow up with an RO-dampened paper towel, then a dry one.

Good luck! And I hope all's well for you & yours with COVID.
Thank you very very much.
I'm using tap water at the moment, so that is what is fouling the glass. I will be switching to distilled water. I'll definitely put to use your suggestions.

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Hello everyone, just got this fertilizer based on seaweed, wanted to ask if this was heavily diluted if it could be used to mist (once a week (?)) the viv, with frogs inside. Just want to be sure, thank you!

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