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Hey guys,

So I was hiking with my Dad the other day and found the most incredible piece of driftwood, and it was just what I needed to make over my first vivarium, which I threw together before I really knew what I was doing. It turned out so beautiful I just had to share! :D

The old viv had a clay background, pretty poor little gravel soaking area in the front, a bunch of random plants and some moss. The new viv has a tree bark and sphagnum background which is siliconed to the glass, vines planted against the background, driftwood piece, 4 broms, a few small patches of moss and leaf litter. It has been seeded with temperate springtails.

This tank will be used to house 3 or 4 leucomelas froglets that I will be buying myself as a 'congratulations, you've spent all your money on dart frogs' present! :D

Also, before anyone asks or comments, let me assure you that I spent hours and hours and did everything in my power to make every single item I put in this tank safe for the frogs using information I learned by reading threads on this site. :) Couldn't have done it right without you guys!
 

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Much nicer! Your luecs should make good use of your driftwood centerpiece. Loving the exchange of the water and moss for some good ole leaf litter. I'm a little concerned about the broms seemingly being rooted into the substrate? That may cause some root rot. I think they would prefer to be mounted to the driftwood.
 

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I'm a little concerned about the broms seemingly being rooted into the substrate? That may cause some root rot. I think they would prefer to be mounted to the driftwood.
Yeah I did try to mount them but I couldn't find a good spot that wasn't too close to the ceiling and didn't cover too much of my beautiful wood ;). Also I figured since they were potted broms and were growing well in the pot they'd do okay planted in the substrate?? I guess I'll just wait and see. Thank for the compliment! I'm pretty sure I decided to go with leaf litter after reading one of your posts! :)
 

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The problem you may find is that the substrate is a lot wetter in your humid dart viv than the dirt in the pot at lowes.
You could consider mounting them into a square of cork bark and nestling that down onto the substrate. Cover it with leaves and it would look the same.
 

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That's not a bad idea! I'll try mounting them to the driftwood again and if I can't make it work I'll go with the cork bark. Thanks!
 

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I baked it, among other things. I don't have a pot nearly big enough to boil a piece of wood that size.
 

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Thanks! I should be getting my leucs this weekend! So excited! :D
 

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Awsome! I actually have a 26 gallon bowfront too, but it is currently being used as a freshwater aquarium. When I bought the tank, it didn't come with a stand, so me and my dad (I'm 11 years old) built a custom stand for it. I almost want to turn it into a viv after seeing yours, but I have a really nice rainbow shark (along with a couple of other nice fish) , about 4-6 inches large, with really nice colors. I got it as a suprise from my sister and my dad. it was about 1 1/2 half inches then, and I got it about 2 1/2 years ago.
 

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Does anyone have an opinion as to the max number of leucs that would fit comfortably in this viv??
 

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Got my leucs last weekend! :D Just thought I'd share some pics. I got these gorgeous guys from Lisa Chesney and they are such a joy to own! They are out almost all the time and really do climb all over the wood piece! It looks like so much fun!:) There are three of them and they are 2-3 months old.
 

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Very nice, I like the driftwood find!

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Thanks! I know, I am absolutely smitten with that piece of wood lol! When I found it I felt like I had won the lottery!:D
 
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