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Old 03-09-2005, 11:13 PM
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Here are a some pics of my work in progress. I still need to do some sort of back ground. Any advice would be great. Thanks!

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Old 03-09-2005, 11:17 PM
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What kind of frogs are in that tank? Looks pretty cool so far. This far into development I think your only options are some type of tree fern pannels or cork or something.
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Old 03-09-2005, 11:19 PM
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What a great start! I would cut and wedge some tree fern panel for a background. The dark chocolate coloration will add a nice contrast for the green in your tank.
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The tank looks good but like you already stated a background is needed. I've used a drop in background with great success. And with your tank already set up it is easy to do.

If you're interested:
Pick up a 1/4" pink insulation board.
Take a good measurement of the the back of the tank (Inside).
Cut the board to the exact dimensions.
Check the board for a snug fit.
Remove the board so you can work on it outside the tank.
Great Stuff what ever you want on the pink board (including wood, plant cups, etc).
After the great stuff dries coat the entire surface with "brown" silicone and press in what ever material you like. (I prefer peat moss)
After the silicone dries turn the board upside down and shake off the excess peat. Fill in any bare spots with more silicone and peat.
Allow to dry completely, and air out.
Slide the board back in the tank and add some silicone to the back to hold it in place.

Good luck.

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Old 03-09-2005, 11:30 PM
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Mike,

I have to try that! Great idea. I bet you really have to check for a nice snug fit.
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I would think if it wasn't perfect you could just fill the gaps in with silicone and let it cure before adding frogs.
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There's a frog in there, int he top right of the pic. hehe
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Well, I wasn't too observant and I didn't scroll to the right. Tree frogs, well you can take them out for 24 hours. I am sure it wouldn't affect them.
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Yeah, I'm sure they would be fine.
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:56 AM
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right now there are just 2 green tree frogs and a chinese golden frog, at least thats what the pet store called it. I cant find it any place on the net. I am going to keep darts eventually, of course not with the other frogs. I just wanted to get these guys first to make sure I was going to stick with the hobby before I started sinking a lot of money in to darts. But I dont think I have to worry about losing intrest because I am HOOKED! I will post a pic of the golden maybe someone can tell me what he really is.
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Don't forget they are a bit different than darts. hehe The chinese frog is possibly Rhacophorus leucomastyx, they have bee imported a lot recently.
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Here is that pic of the golden. Sorry about the size :roll: It wouldnt resize for some reason :x

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Yup, that is a golden gliding frog, R. leucomastyx. I had a bunch of tads of this species this year, but only a few made it to metamorphosis. They are pretty cool frogs. Try to get a pair, they breed pretty easily and make foam nests.
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:38 AM
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golden gliding frog, R. leucomastyx
Correction, I believe they are now classified as Polypedates leucomystax.
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Old 03-10-2005, 02:40 AM
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Nice job with that vivarium
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I'm pretty sure they WERE Polypedates, unless they were changed recently.
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