My first custom tank is done I should have final pics soon. Just ordered the broms.
hicksonj said:Sweet! That's a great idea. I hope its stainless What's going in there?
jbeetle said:I really like the tank, looks very professional. You should go the whole 9 and get them fitted with drains and misters. What are the dimensions? The placemtn of the screening should keep the front clear for viewing, a very good idea. I don't think you'll be able to stop at 3 more tanks, come on... who really can .
jbeetle said:I also hand mist, but I may be expanding bigtime in the future... so I am trying to think of ways I can make tanks that would be ok for now, but would also be good if I did change over to a more hightech automated system.
The dimensions sound close to those of a 15 high, which is what I use for my thumbs. Vents are cool. Do you know if you have a pair? Also, did your imitators every turn out to be a pair or is the one still not letting you know it's sex lol? Pumilio and retics are awesome frogs! Where are you getting your broms from? What kind of background are you gonna use? Make sure to post more pics when you get it planted up.
Bgreen said:Nice Kyle,
So where did you end up getting the stainless steel mesh, and how much did it cost? I have been tossing around the idea to add a vented section in the tops of my tanks to allow UV light in.
I hear your concerns about the misting sytem timer, I normally use a 3/4" pipe to drain my tanks and I don't think the nozzle could even begin to allow more flow than the drain, unless it got really cloged. Sometimes when I try to get some frogs breeding I want to mist 3-5 times a day it is only possible for me with a misting unit.
Looks good! Glad to see someone else making custom tanks.
Homer said:I have a solution for malfunctioning timers on a misting system--my misting system is set up to use a 1 gallon reservoir, and my false bottom is set high enough to hold that much. Besides, your frogs have plenty of height there to get out of the water in a 15 high.
I have my mister run 2x per day at 1 minute each (with 2 misting nozzles). I like the results so far.
john_159 said:I got some questions. I saw your pic gallery, which is very nice, and i was wondering if you simply place your moss directly on to the rocks (like in your imitator tank) and if the moss does well like this. and it looks as though you plant your broms in the rocks, which i know you dont, right? my question is what you actually place around the roots of your broms, since there is a lack of soil.