Hey everyone. I am going to start designing my 20 high aquarium for a pair of R. Imitator "Tarapoto". I will also be constructing a 36 gallon bowfront for either a group of leucs, tinc variant (thinking some cobalts), or some green sibs. That build will come at a later date though. As for this one I am starting to draw out plans but want to try and get it Looking like their natural environment so I have to look into what their native habitat is like. Im making this thread not only to show my progress but to ask questions as I go.
Since I wont have the tank till Friday ill just ask some questions first.
#1) my room stays pretty warm in the summer months mainly from all the heating apparatus that I have going for my geckos and fish (it stays around 80+ in the day, 70s at night...and that's with a fan on and the window open.) However it gets quite brisk in the winter...(sometimes my parents can't afford kerosene for the furnace so we have to bunk up tight) what would we a good heat method for the winter months or cold summer evening?
#2) can someone direct me to a DIY vert conversion?
#3) how do you clean the plants that go in the tank to insure that they wont bring any nasties in with them?
#4) should I populate my viv with isos and spingtails prior to getting the frogs. (Wont have them till October most likely so plenty of time)
#5) I don't want a water feature for the water quality issues so is there any DIY water bowls that look natural?
I think that's it for now. So if someone could help that would be great.
Kevin Bullis of