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Hi all, I am starting up my second dart tank for my first thumbnail frog. I will be getting a probable pair from a local once this tank is done and grown in a bit.

Here is the basic setup, I will start the carving this weekend hopefully. I plan on using a few broms and some kind of vining plant to fill in the background.

Any plant suggestions for this species would be greatly appreciated!

Mark
P.s.- if the photos don't show up I'm doing this from my phone.


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Whipped out the dremel tool and got the carving done tonight.



Let me know what you think!
Mark

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Looking good. Can I suggest you do something with the crisp, clean tops of the wood? Grab a pliers and nibble at the edges or carve them a little with the dremel tool. Try to make them look naturally broken instead of cut.
 

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Pumilo

Thanks, I was a little disappointed when I got the piece and it ended up being too short to cut flush with the glass at the top.

The "lightbulb" in my head turned on when I read your comment! Haha

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I finished up the carving and applied the background to the gs.

I also made the siphoning tube. It will get siliconed to the bottom of the tank tomorrow once it has cured 24 hours.



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Thanks! My order from joshs frogs should be here tomorrow, then I will be ready to order a few plants : ) After building my 29 gallon, this thing sure is quick to put together!

Also I think I might try an led bulb for this setup. It would sure cut down on the nasty heat we have in AZ!

Any thoughts on the setup anyone?

Thanks for looking!
Mark

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Another update.

Received the AGB mix and some live oak leaves. Prepped and arranged into tank.

I also installed the glass top along with a one inch vent at the front.

Also the front vent has been screened off so there are less fly escapees!

I believe it is ready for planting...now what to order....haha.


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Thanks, I just wish it was taller so it would've gone all the way to the top glass, but once it's packed with broms it probably won't be seen much anyway. : D

AGB is the soil mix, I believe the botanical gardens came up with it officially...? Basically it is a mix of charcoal, small twigs, tree fern fiber pieces, and sphagnum moss bits I believe. A long lasting, quick draining substrate!

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Oh was wondering what I was to plant plants in...thought oh ill go with miricale grow organic...good thing I asked that question lol

Yah once the broms are in it will be fine...

Figured out which ones your going with? I think if you go with the smallest it will make the tank feel alot bigger...thats my plan with mine...
 

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I plan on doing one brom that will get around six inches in diameter. And a few smaller varieties planted around the big one. I'm thinking "chaquita linda" and "small fry" for the small broms.

I want to keep the varieties of plants really low, that way it will look more realistic.

I think I will order an 11watt or 13 watt led from lightyourreptiles.com



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I just put my plant order in from Tropical Plantz.

*Neoregelia Wee Willy-1
*Neoregelia Chiquita Linda-2
*Neoregelia Punctatissima 'Joao Marcio'-2
*Dischidia Ruscifolia-2 cuttings

That should pretty much fill up the tank once grown in! I'll post when they arrive!

Thanks for looking,
Mark
 
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