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Old 10-03-2010, 04:04 AM
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my first viv, go easy on me and these terrible pix
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:12 AM
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Not to be mean but it just looks so sad to me lol... add some green and some more plants... and btw you did boil everything in there so no parasites are transmitted right?
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What are you going to house in it?
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Not to be mean but it just looks so sad to me lol... add some green and some more plants... and btw you did boil everything in there so no parasites are transmitted right?
haha have heard that before, its kinda supposed to have a spooky quality, not the lush jungle look, in addition, me+plants=disaster!

also the gravel was used in a previous tank for over a year, the wood was bought from a vendor and used in a tank for around 6 months, the coconut shells were washed, the lace rock was bought and used in fish tanks, the leaves were ironed and washed

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What are you going to house in it?
im thinking a group of leucs, but just seeing what comes my way

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:09 AM
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I like it, kind of looks like a moon type habitat.
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It needs more.... cow bell.
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I think it looks pretty cool. What were you thinking of putting in there?
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It needs more.... cow bell.
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I think it looks pretty cool. What were you thinking of putting in there?
thinking a group of leucs
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I like the look of it but without plants...eh. Pothos = quite possibly the easiest possible plant haha it will fill in anything
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I like it because it different of all thoses planted tanks. I enjoy to see new stuff, thanks for sharing.
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I agree Hunter. Pothos is nigh impossible to kill.
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Carpeting that tank with creeping fig would fit the theme. Would look all overgrown and eerie, but, would provide the frogs with more cover.

IMO, you should raise that a bit higher above the water level with some substrate. The frogs won't want to be wet all the time.
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I think some white terriblis would be awesome in there---but probably for just starting out leucs would be better.

I like to use moss/green plants b/c it helps offset the CO2 which can build up in the tank with all the decomposition going on.

Do you have ventilation in the tank, esp. in the bottom area? If not, will the tank be left for more than a couple of days unopened?

Also, you need hiding places (like seed pods or cocohuts) for the frogs or they may feel so stressed they will hide all the time in the leaf litter or get sick often.
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I like it because it different of all thoses planted tanks. I enjoy to see new stuff, thanks for sharing.
thank you, i figured its sometihng different than every other tank with mulch, great stuff background, waterfall etc.

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I agree Hunter. Pothos is nigh impossible to kill.
mmm thanks for the tip, i will def look into pothos
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Carpeting that tank with creeping fig would fit the theme. Would look all overgrown and eerie, but, would provide the frogs with more cover.

IMO, you should raise that a bit higher above the water level with some substrate. The frogs won't want to be wet all the time.
THANK YOU! that is a great idea, i didnt even think about it, i will do get some more gravel

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I think some white terriblis would be awesome in there---but probably for just starting out leucs would be better.

I like to use moss/green plants b/c it helps offset the CO2 which can build up in the tank with all the decomposition going on.

Do you have ventilation in the tank, esp. in the bottom area? If not, will the tank be left for more than a couple of days unopened?

Also, you need hiding places (like seed pods or cocohuts) for the frogs or they may feel so stressed they will hide all the time in the leaf litter or get sick often.
there are small coconut hides, as well as lots of spaces in the back behind the rocks for them to hide, but thank you, i will try to make sure i keep enough hiding spots
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I just bought a huge hanging basket of creeping fig at Lowe's for 10 bucks. Just fyi
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haha, i will definately be searching around, btw i just dug out the water feature a lot deeper so that i can drop the water level
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Default Re: my first viv

I'd say a couple more hides and some creeping fig would finish it off nicely for what you're trying to do.

Check this thread for good plant ideas, some of those neoregelias would keep it looking dark, evil, etc. while giving people a little more to look at. Hope that helps.
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It needs more.... cow bell.
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It is very nice, you need to add mosses. It will look great
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It looks great! It screamed "Nightmare Before Christmas" to me as soon as I saw it. Perhaps you might try finding a nice piece of driftwood with nooks and crannies in it for your frogs to hide that runs along the front to back between the rocks, as an alternative to the typical coconut hut.

I wonder if any mosses grow brown or a very dark green naturally -- that may look cool too.
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