Here is my first setup I have planned for a pair of R. amazonica or R. imitator. It is a 12x12x18 exo-terra, with a glass lid. It has been just over one week now, springtails are thriving in the substrate and leaf litter, I can see many babies.
-The light is a T5 nano sunblaster. Temp; 70-75f, 80% humidity.
-substrate; mix of zoo-med 'reptisoil', milled sphagnum, chopped leaf litter, and crushed clay bioballs. Thick layer of leaf litter. A layer of sphagnum moss in left corner. 3" layer of bioballs for drainage.
-plants; hypoestes phyllostachya, pilea sp., and what I think is guzmania bromeliad. I found an old plant at a garden centre with several large pups and one tiny one, I separated them. let's see how they do. They are not planted, just sitting on cork bark and supported by the driftwood. Also some tillandsia brachycalous which are doing well, wedged in cracks in the wood. Two other tillandsia, one large and one small, sit in the upper corners. Not sure what they are, they have a reddish tinge
-hides; cork bark hide hidden behind driftwood pieces, also a nutshell hide in back right corner
Can anyone offer opinions for what to improve, change, add, etc? I want to leave some spaces for film canisters to be placed.