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Old 03-02-2020, 12:02 AM
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Hello good evening, here are some pictures of my first build. I have two
Costa Rican dendrobate auratus frogs, your feedback is welcome!
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Old 03-02-2020, 12:57 PM
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Welcome to the board, Alex! No pictures showed up on your post, but that isn't terribly uncommon when you first start on this board. It could be a lot easier to post pictures on here. What I do is host them on Imgur (free account) and use the BBC Code URL to paste into the post on here. That seems to work pretty well. Give that a try and post if you are still having trouble.

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Old 03-02-2020, 05:43 PM
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https://i.imgur.com/qXYoW79.jpg https://i.imgur.com/rVNP5El.jpg https://i.imgur.com/FJIyz39.jpg
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Old 03-02-2020, 05:46 PM
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Thank you it worked! I’m using my phone so it doesn’t give me an option to upload...

I have a question about humidity in my tank, it averages high 99% with my meter. However, I’m noticing the leaf litter is mostly dry except where it’s starting to break down. I’m nervous my frogs aren’t getting exposed to enough moisture! Is this normal?
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Old 03-02-2020, 05:59 PM
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Humidity gauges are notoriously inaccurate, especially if you are leaving it in the tank all the time. Is there condensation on the glass all the time? Is the tank sealed up completely or do you have vents? I would guess that you humidity drops between mistings.

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Old 03-02-2020, 06:04 PM
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Hi mark I am using the exo terra 12x12x18 but I made a plexi glass top to cover the mesh on the ceiling and I also tapped up the front because fruit flies kept escaping! It definitely dries up in between, here is a picture of the tank after a night without misting. https://i.imgur.com/zZwDqMt.jpg
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This is a realy small tank for auratus.

Your leaf litter can be dry, thats no problem
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This is a realy small tank for auratus.
I agree.

Your hygrometer is certainly broken. They fail, usually quickly, in condensing environments.
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They are about 3 months old and I am going to build a custom tank for them for when they are fully grown! I’ve built multiple levels of climbing for them with mini caves and hiding spots they seem very shy but come out often for food and jumping.
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I agree with the previous statements about the size of the tank. I also noticed that one of them appears to be a bit skinny in the second picture. I'd keep a close eye on that one to see that it doesn't lose more weight. Do you see both of them eating regularly?

They should become less shy over time when they get used to you and their environment. I would also try and build that bigger tank as soon as possible, before they are fully grown if you can. Growing up in it will make them feel more comfortable with that particuar environment and you should see them more often.
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i was having trouble aswell. its kinda annoying how you just cant upload a pic directly thru here.
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i was having trouble aswell. its kinda annoying how you just cant upload a pic directly thru here.
Users who are established (min post count/time here) can attach thumbnails (pics, not frogs. Darn internet.). They don't display inline in the post, although they happily don't disappear when 'free picture hosting site' becomes not free in the future.
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Thank you for the valuable feedback! I am looking to make a custom tank so it will be a couple of months. At first one of them was very shy I would hardly see it. Until I maintained more humidity and fed them more frequently now they are getting little bellies and seem more comfortable in their tank!
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If the pictures represent the one you built...BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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Thank you so much!
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