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  1. Beginner Discussion
    Hey everyone! I'm really new to the hobby, and I'm planning to build my first vivarium soon! I want this to go as well as possible, so i've already started planning for what i want to do. Here are some of my ideas: The vivarium won't house any animals, only plants (apart from springtails and...
  2. Parts & Construction
    There is a video online which shows how to make a high pressure misting system over 180 Psi using a fire extinguisher. Considering most misting systems struggle to provide 85 psi of working pressure - this is a pretty cost effective method it would seem - thoughts from dendroboard please...
  3. Beginner Discussion
    I happen to have orchid moss, lump wood charcoal, fir bark, and organic potting soil. Should I just use this to make a vivarium substrate? Should I use coconut coir instead of potting soil? I plan on buying a bag of ABG mis to mix in as well. I plan on using the mix I will make for a spray foam...
  4. Parts & Construction
    Just completed everything in The Rainforest Exhibit and I put the Golden Poison Frogs "Orange Morph"(Phyllobates terriblis) in it about 2 weeks ago! It is absolutely STUNNING! Just had Ted Judy from Custom Aquariums come over about a week or so ago, and he said he hasn't seen anything like...
  5. Member's Frogs & Vivariums
    Greetins all! I'm where to share with you about my latest terrarium i made. Now its where it starts to "hurt" ... waiting for the plants to settle in and grow, specially the bromeliads :p If you have any question, feel free to ask :)...
  6. Member's Frogs & Vivariums
    So after almost 3 months of waiting and debating, I have finally finished my first vivarium. Here is the tank (ignore my ugly carpet, it's a rental) Silicone applied, using a fan to help the drying process. (Holy crap that silicone smells like straight vinegar.) Side View showing how far...
  7. General Discussion
    Thanks for all the positive feedback and being so welcoming on here...I personally appreciate it a whole lot. We are getting out the word on our vlog and build of the HUGE vivarium, The Rainforest Exhibit! We hope all of our friends here will go to out YouTube Channel and subscribe and hit the...
  8. Parts & Construction
    If you haven't heard yet, I am building a HUGE vivarium called The Rainforest Exhibit! I have acquired a bunch of sponsors, including, Custom Aquariums as they have built the LARGEST Amphibious Aquarium they have ever built! We also have MistKing, http://www.bromeliad.com Vivarium Works...
  9. Parts & Construction
    We just received a huge amount of beautiful driftwood from one of our suppliers/sponsors, Etsy Store: LifeIsBeautifullUniq Link: etsy.me/2El9dA0 We have so much now, it will be very difficult which pieces to use. Although the few pictured here (individual) are a must! Especially the hollow...
  10. New Members Introductions
    Hi Dendroboard! I just wanted to jump on here and introduce myself... I go by the name, MAG, my old NYC graffiti tag, and I "usually" customize Chuck Taylors, Vans, nikes, jackets, etc., for our company, Punk Your Chucks, and I've made Custom Stuff for everyone from Guns & Roses to Def Leppard...
  11. Member's Frogs & Vivariums
    Not a dart frog viv but construction, layout and pretty much everything was inspired by other members on this forum so thought it would be cool to share. My inspiration for this build was done by another member, do not have the link, but was an awesome setup for his gecko so thought I would do...
  12. Parts & Construction
    Hey guys, This is my first time posting here even though I have been an active peeper for quite some time.. I have taken so much away from this site in terms of knowledge, so today I would like to give back to anyone out there interested in trying something unique with there setup! I started...
  13. Beginner Discussion
    Hello, so I'm new here and I have a few questions. I will be getting ready to get my first dart frogs, (three D. auratuses (aurati?)) and I will be of course getting my viv. I plan on getting an 18x18x18 exo terra which seems to be standard among most dart frog owners, or going with a 10 gallon...
  14. Parts & Construction
    I am currently in the planning stages of a medium sized (3'x1.5'x2.5') plywood vivarium. In order to reduce the waterproofing required, I was hoping to use phenolic plywood. We've used the material in the cupboard under our somewhat leaky sink with excellent results. However, I haven't been able...
  15. General Discussion
    As I head into my first build for a few years, I am seeing a few vivariums that have been constructed using spyra. I have yet to use it myself, but it looks like a cool concept. My main questions for all of you smart people are first, where do we find this stuff now that Folius is on hiatus...
  16. General Discussion
    This is my first post in a long time. I had to start a new account as I don't remember what my last one was. Haha. So I have a good deal of experience with breeding darts (mainly auratus) and mantellas (betsileo). I had to sell my buddies and their enclosures a few years back when I was...
  17. Parts & Construction
    Greetings all. So I seem to have jumped right off the deep end. After acquiring a juvi Frilled Dragon I repurposed a 35g tall aquarium for him. Although it came out pretty decent for a first time builder I really started to feel like he needed his permanent and much larger home sooner rather...
  18. Parts & Construction
    So I'm planning on building a vivarium for my group of 4 marbled newts. Since they are still young and newts do enjoy a lot of time on land i figured a divided 36"18"18" exo terra would be perfect. The tank will just be mostly moss, ferns, and cork bark branches. Excited to use my new Finnex...
  19. Parts & Construction
    So do to my uncles reef habits getting out of hand...I have acquired a 250 Gallon glass tank. I plan on making this my dream vivarium, in this tank I would like to keep fish, two kinds of dart frogs that will breed, and a few anoles. My uncle is currently away but last checked the measurements...
  20. Tree frogs
    Howdy - So, a friend has a couple Whites Tree Frogs (WTFs) and wants me to build them a vivarium. I know nothing about WTFs. Can anyone give me some general do's and don'ts for this species? I've done a bit of looking around, but can't find a whole lot. - Tank Size? I read 20g is good...
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