Two week update. Adding info so I can track growth and changes.
Two week photos.
Comparison from two weeks to today.
Slightly changed the bromeliad locations, adjusted the wood and also removed the sphagnum moss while adding more leaf litter. I think was making my soil too wet. Can definitely see some plant growth already! Can't wait to see it all grown in! Still no growth on the raptor but maybe she is a late bloomer!
I removed the Chocolate ajuga and have it growing in a small pot until it can get a little larger. Was very hard to see with the leaf litter. Hopefully it will grow out enough to put it back in. Only 1 or 2 of the Pilea depressa seems to be growing. May take out the others to get a jump start on growth. The syngonim podphyllium, Spathiphyllum, Pellionia, Aglaonema and Pilea cadierei all are showing growth and new leaves! The two ferns look like they are growing but very slowly. Might allow the creeping fig to go up the wood and start to pin it on the background to fill in the back. Depends on how well it grows.
Seeded more springtails in today from my culture being that I probably threw out alot with the moss and have a 1 week old FF culture growing. Just waiting for it to boom to start the next one.
Still trying to figure out the humidity levels with a versa top. Took the plastic part out and put screening on the front and back over the 1" gaps that the glass leaves. Gauge still shows 95-98 but no condensation or standing water on the plants. Think the gauge is no good. The air doesn't feel too humid when I am in there. Temps range from 74-78 during the day. Most posts I found say that the gauges all stink and to go with how it feels and the plants look. Going to try to not look at the gauge so much and just use the force. Not very comfortable doing that (coming from reef tanks where I had to test alot).
Been researching frog species and am trying to make a list of what I would be open to. Would be a group of 2-3 juveniles with the possibility of splitting up any if there is aggression. My wife decided that even though she likes them, she didn't want to hear leucs calling down the road. So out that one goes!
Currently researching these options as my first frog species to keep. Still doing alot of research still so the list is short but didn't want to lose any names. Suggestions are very very welcome.
Leucs - May still try to persuade her!
Auratus Costa Rican Green & Black
Tinc. Cobalt/Powder Blues
Ranitomeya amazonica Iquitos