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What was it that made this particular shot your favourite? I personally liked the other two frogs a bit better, mostly because of the more natural position the frogs were in.
Not sure why, I guess it just pure personal preference.
I think it's probably this frog's patern and colors that are giving me the 'auratus vibe' I'm more drawn to.

I don't particulary feel like this pose is less (or more) natural than the other frogs are in. I agree this is more of a closed posture which gives this photo more of a delicate fragile species look rather than a bold and out lethal poison frog look.

Tbh, after spending some more time on editing and beeing able to recover some more facial details, my favorite shot is the first one of the Mantella Baroni in this topic :


I'll add the other 2 Auratus shots, so people can join in and understand what we are talking about :


 

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Not sure why, I guess it just pure personal preference.
I think it's probably this frog's patern and colors that are giving me the 'auratus vibe' I'm more drawn to.

I don't particulary feel like this pose is less (or more) natural than the other frogs are in. I agree this is more of a closed posture which gives this photo more of a delicate fragile species look rather than a bold and out lethal poison frog look.

Tbh, after spending some more time on editing and beeing able to recover some more facial details, my favorite shot is the first one of the Mantella Baroni in this topic :



As far as the auratus shots go, I think this one is my favourite. The colors just scream "don't touch me I'm poisonous"
I have a hard time choosing between baroni, as they are one of my favourite frog species. I will say that I find this male particularly beautiful because of the legg color and the almost black head. I hope that some of the eggs were fertilised by him, but he is the smallest and one of the most timid of the group, which aren't the best characteristics for having lots of offspring.
 
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Discussion Starter · #204 · (Edited)
Update on the 'Natural state tank'




Plantlist

Neoregelia 'Valentines day'
Taxiphyllum Barbieri
2 Unknown liverworths
Marcgravia sp. 'green' (small form)
Marcgravia sp. 'Suriname'
Marcgravia sp. 'Ecuador' pink vein
Marcgravia Umbellata
Marcgravia Polyantha
Microsorum Pteropus
Microgramma Reptans
Pyrrosia Nummularifolia
Peperomia sp. 'Panama'
Peperomia sp. 'Costa Rica'
Peperomia Fagerlindii
Dendrobium 'Jenkinsii x Lindleyi'
Stelis sp. Peru
Begonia sp. 'Lita'
Begonia Segregata
Philodendron Micans
Monstera Dubia
Bertolonia sp. 'Itajama' (seedlings)
+
Anubias Nana 'Bonsai'
Anubias Barteri Nana 'Pinto'
Bucephalandra Pygmaea 'Bukit Kelam'
Bucephalandra Micrantha 'Needle leaf'
Bucephalandra sp. 'Serimbu brown'
Hygrophila Pinatifida
Hygrophila Corymbosa 'Compact'
Hygrophila Lancea Araguaia
Lobelia Cardinalis 'Mini'
Cryptocoryne Lutea 'Hobbit'
Micranthemum Tweediei 'Montecarlo'
Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Riccia Fluitans

Scapingmaterials

Natural cork panel
Pondfoam
Seiryu stone
Aquarium gravel (2 different sizes)
Sphagmoss
Spiderwood branches
Ancient roots
Driftwood
Magnolia (small form) leaves

Tank

Naturalstate black forest line :
Terra H + cabinet 70 x 50 x 60cm

Lights

Skylight PRI-50 INTENSE
 

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Update on the 'Natural state tank'




Plantlist

Neoregelia 'Valentines day'
Taxiphyllum Barbieri
2 Unknown liverworths
Marcgravia sp. 'green' (small form)
Marcgravia sp. 'Suriname'
Marcgravia sp. 'Ecuador' pink vein
Marcgravia Umbellata
Marcgravia Polyantha
Microsorum Pteropus
Microgramma Reptans
Pyrrosia Nummularifolia
Peperomia sp. 'Panama'
Peperomia sp. 'Costa Rica'
Peperomia Fagerlindii
Dendrobium 'Jenkinsii x Lindleyi'
Stelis sp. Peru
Begonia sp. 'Lita'
Begonia Segregata
Philodendron Micans
Monstera Dubia
Bertolonia sp. 'Itajama' (seedlings)

Scapingmaterials

Natural cork panel
Pondfoam
Seiryu stone
Aquarium gravel (2 different sizes)
Sphagmoss
Spiderwood branches
Ancient roots
Driftwood
Magnolia (small form) leaves

Tank

Naturalstate black forest line :
Terra H + cabinet 70 x 50 x 60cm

Lights

Skylight PRI-50 INTENSE
How thick is your cork bark background tile? I am looking into getting something similar but the options i am seeing are a little thin looking.
 

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Discussion Starter · #215 ·
Updated plantlist with a ton of sponsored plants from DENNERLE.

Added plants :

Anubias Nana 'Bonsai'
Anubias Barteri Nana 'Pinto'
Bucephalandra Pygmaea 'Bukit Kelam'
Bucephalandra Micrantha 'Needle leaf'
Bucephalandra sp. 'Serimbu brown'
Hygrophila Pinatifida
Hygrophila Corymbosa 'Compact'
Hygrophila Lancea Araguaia
Lobelia Cardinalis 'Mini'
Cryptocoryne Lutea 'Hobbit'
Micranthemum Tweediei 'Montecarlo'
Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Riccia Fluitans


I'll upload some photo's later.

Update on the 'Natural state tank'




Plantlist

Neoregelia 'Valentines day'
Taxiphyllum Barbieri
2 Unknown liverworths
Marcgravia sp. 'green' (small form)
Marcgravia sp. 'Suriname'
Marcgravia sp. 'Ecuador' pink vein
Marcgravia Umbellata
Marcgravia Polyantha
Microsorum Pteropus
Microgramma Reptans
Pyrrosia Nummularifolia
Peperomia sp. 'Panama'
Peperomia sp. 'Costa Rica'
Peperomia Fagerlindii
Dendrobium 'Jenkinsii x Lindleyi'
Stelis sp. Peru
Begonia sp. 'Lita'
Begonia Segregata
Philodendron Micans
Monstera Dubia
Bertolonia sp. 'Itajama' (seedlings)
+
Anubias Nana 'Bonsai'
Anubias Barteri Nana 'Pinto'
Bucephalandra Pygmaea 'Bukit Kelam'
Bucephalandra Micrantha 'Needle leaf'
Bucephalandra sp. 'Serimbu brown'
Hygrophila Pinatifida
Hygrophila Corymbosa 'Compact'
Hygrophila Lancea Araguaia
Lobelia Cardinalis 'Mini'
Cryptocoryne Lutea 'Hobbit'
Micranthemum Tweediei 'Montecarlo'
Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Riccia Fluitans

Scapingmaterials

Natural cork panel
Pondfoam
Seiryu stone
Aquarium gravel (2 different sizes)
Sphagmoss
Spiderwood branches
Ancient roots
Driftwood
Magnolia (small form) leaves

Tank

Naturalstate black forest line :
Terra H + cabinet 70 x 50 x 60cm

Lights

Skylight PRI-50 INTENSE
 

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Discussion Starter · #218 · (Edited)
Also added some orchids to the tank, which were sponsored by ben's jungle. I'll update the plant list later cause I'm waiting for an ID on those.


This is how the tank stands today :







The bromeliads are suffering a bit from keeping the tank a little too moist for making the newly added plants root/thrive..

In a month or 2 I think everything will be as good as it gets and it will be time to take some 'contest' photos. ๐Ÿ˜„

Plantlist without updates :

Neoregelia 'Valentines day'
Taxiphyllum Barbieri
2 Unknown liverworths
Marcgravia sp. 'green' (small form)
Marcgravia sp. 'Suriname'
Marcgravia sp. 'Ecuador' pink vein
Marcgravia Umbellata
Marcgravia Polyantha
Microsorum Pteropus
Microgramma Reptans
Pyrrosia Nummularifolia
Peperomia sp. 'Panama'
Peperomia sp. 'Costa Rica'
Peperomia Fagerlindii
Dendrobium 'Jenkinsii x Lindleyi'
Stelis sp. Peru
Begonia sp. 'Lita'
Begonia Segregata
Philodendron Micans
Monstera Dubia
Bertolonia sp. 'Itajama' (seedlings)
+
Anubias Nana 'Bonsai'
Anubias Barteri Nana 'Pinto'
Bucephalandra Pygmaea 'Bukit Kelam'
Bucephalandra Micrantha 'Needle leaf'
Bucephalandra sp. 'Serimbu brown'
Hygrophila Pinatifida
Hygrophila Corymbosa 'Compact'
Hygrophila Lancea Araguaia
Lobelia Cardinalis 'Mini'
Cryptocoryne Lutea 'Hobbit'
Micranthemum Tweediei 'Montecarlo'
Hemianthus Callitrichoides 'Cuba'
Riccia Fluitans

Scapingmaterials

Natural cork panel
Pondfoam
Seiryu stone
Aquarium gravel (2 different sizes)
Sphagmoss
Spiderwood branches
Ancient roots
Driftwood
Magnolia (small form) leaves

Tank

Naturalstate black forest line :
Terra H + cabinet 70 x 50 x 60cm

Lights

Skylight PRI-50 INTENSE x2
 
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