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I have had this vivarium set up for some time now and changed/added things over the last month or two. In hindsight there are some things that I would like to have done differently. However, Overall, I'm satisfied with the result.

Yesterday I went and picked up my first frogs, two juvenile dendrobate auratus.







 

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Great first viv :D !

Like above, they would probably feel better with leaf litter. I would replace the bottom section of moss, as the plants grow it will eventually shade out the moss that's there. I'd leave the section of moss on the elevated rock/log. My auratus do like moss, the fruit flies always flock on the very tips of the moss and the auratus wades through it picking them off.
 

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You will see your auratus a LOT more if you give them a good thick layer of leaf litter instead of that moss.
I know, I know, get rid of the moss... I have been yelled at on numerous occasions already hahaha.

There is leaf litter around and underneath the background plants so I feel that they have plenty of room to hide and forage for insects if they so choose.

Seeing them just too see them isn't a great concern for me either. I know they are in there, and when sit down in front of the tank to mist or feed they seem to want to come out and make their presence known anyway.

The moss is a purely aesthetic choice, I will admit it, but until the animals show some ill side effects or I get bored with it, it is likely to stay.
 

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I know, I know, get rid of the moss... I have been yelled at on numerous occasions already hahaha.
And let me clarify... Its not that I don't appreciate the advice, but I have seen and read of alot of people using moss and I just feel that it doesn't hinder my personal goals in this case. I wanted to create a nice display tank, I'm not attempting to breed, keep multiple species, or set up any high tech systems here. So as long as this isn't going to create any health issues with the frogs themselves, I'm content with the setup as is.

Thanks for the comments though.:D
 

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Seems like they would also feel hidden in the tall moss. Looks like lots of good hidey places to me. You've got leaf litter in the back, you say? Nice thick layer for microfauna and scaredy cat frogs?
 

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I think it looks great, and I especially love the moss in the front middle. So nice and soft looking. Nice evolution pics.

Im not sure what the deal is these days, but leaf litter seems to be the latest craze and all people worry about. My twin tanks posted 6-12 months ago are completely filled with moss...Overflowing actually...And I never recieved any comments telling me what to do. The frogs enjoy the leaves i supply, but they also bounce around on the moss all day once they stop being scared of it haha. And dont let people fool you, moss carries a ton of microfauna also. At any given time I can easily spot dozens of adult isopods along the 12" of front glass, and so do the frogs. Only suggestion I can give is to try and pat the high moss down and comb it to your liking. The frogs will utilise it much more that way.
 
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