You can't see it but the back right corner has a large ABG section with a colony of springtails and isopods. I will def add more leaf litter to create some hiding spots and usable area.Which Ranitomeya species?
The standing water on the bottom isn't a good idea at all. There is no substrate for microfauna, and for dry leaf litter on top. That added to the fact that the background is relatively flat, there is very little usable space in the viv the way it is set up, and few hiding spots.
That gravel layer could function as a drainage layer, I suppose, and barrier and substrate could go on top of it. Just remember to drop a drainage tube if the viv isn't drilled.
What are the wire-looking things in the top left corner?
4 seems to much in this small size of tank.I have four Ranitomeya vanzolini planned for it. Does anyone know info about them?
Breaking the mold and put the LEDs inside. The lights are set apart from the backing. We'll see if they get up there. The viv is pretty warm and LOTS of hiding places. TDB! Keep you posted!The light fixture is inside? I know led done get very warm, but Ranitomeya are very small and like to cozy up in tight places. They might find a gap in there, although I’m not sure if it would be harmful to them. The humidity will shorten the lifespan of the fixture greatly.
What type if viv is that? I can’t tell if it’s a an aquarium conversion or not.
There’s a lot of potential for more hiding places with more broms and other plants growing in. I’m pretty new to this stuff. Everyone here was very helpful getting me off to a great start and avoiding mistakes.
Consensus seems to be I'm wrong on the standing water feature. Typically I will have small bowl in the back primarily for depositing tads, but the sirensis and tincs tend to visit it occasionally. That's what I was referring to, Is that now considered a bad idea? On first viewing I assumed that there was a false bottom in this tank but now it looks like water is all the way up to through the substrate. If that's true that's no good. Definitely didn't mean to imply standing water over the substrate.Which Ranitomeya species?
The standing water on the bottom isn't a good idea at all.
It is hard, I think, to make the case that a small bowl of water, kept cleanish, is harmful in any way. If you're going to promote tad deposition, water is required, and if frogs visit it, that's nice too (though not necessary).Typically I will have small bowl in the back primarily for depositing tads, but the sirensis and tincs tend to visit it occasionally. That's what I was referring to, Is that now considered a bad idea?