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Old 11-07-2019, 03:11 AM
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Just cataloguing my new build. First one I've done in 15 years, first bioactive build I've ever done. So, here's my box of ghost wood right after I got it, very excited. When I used to keep dart frogs in my early 20's, i couldn't afford ghostwood, so this is real nice for me.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:15 AM
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Originally I wanted to keep and breed frogs exclusively in plastic tubs and set up a rack system. Simple setups, sphagnum changed often and pothos. But then petco had their dollar per gallon sale, and here we are. Many hundreds of dollars already deep. Here is the tank with most of my supplies. Home depot when possible, substrate kit from NEHERP, random items from Josh's frogs. Still have stuff I plan on getting from Black Jungle too.
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Drilled my first glass tank ever, used a 1/4" mistking bulkhead for overflow from the misting system. Used a cordless drill and a Milwaukee 5/8" diamond plus hole saw. Took longer to get through the glass than I thought it would, but did not crack it either way. Didn't feel like I needed to use anything bigger just for overflow purpose. Also plan on building in a siphoning tube for complete water changes.
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Laid down a thin layer of silicone before I start spraying expandable foam for the background. Spreading silicone evenly and thin is not easy.
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