Well, I am finally ready to begin my viv. I am new to frogs, but have a background in planted aquariums. I have been researching for the build for quite some time now and its time to get this thing going!
Pardon if the thread is pic heavy. As a noob, I have really enjoyed and learned from the pic heavy threads. If I get too carried away feel free to let me know. lol
- 40 Breeder vert
- LED from Aaron Acker
- from Aaron as well ( I would have built my own if I had done more
In tank air circulation.
- variation of Grimms. (isn't everything???
- purchased used from a planted tank forum I frequent.
I do have a humidifier to build a fogger, though I am not sure I will use it.
- unknown at this time. I am leaning toward thumbnails ( I know they are not beginner frogs but I tend to OVER research) I also don't just jump into anything blindly. I will be asking questions regarding the inhabitants as I go along here.
I will start with the stand- I built the stand for a 20 gallon cube aquarium I had. I actually built two (one for a 40 breeder planted aquarium as well) The dimensions are perfect for my 40 vert. It is way over built a vert, but I feel good knowing it can hold the weight.
Here they are during construction.
I skinned the sides with bead board.
after I took the fish tank down I recoated with paint and its all ready for a viv!
So last week I started the false bottom which I made from eggcrate.
I zip tied the eggcrate together.
I the covered the false bottom with fiberglass window screen. I used zip ties on it as well.
Nice tight fit installed!
Next up- the in tank air circulation!
Thanks for looking,