Good points. I will make some qualification. My opinion is that if you are having to frequently mist to maintain humidity and moisture levels, then you have too much ventilation regardless if whether you are on vacation. I would want any vivarium to be able to maintain moisture levels for at least a month without additional water being added. By adequate moisture level, I mean that the substrate stays damp and the plants don't wilt. If the humidity drops during that time, it's okay because the frogs will just hunker down into moist spots just as they do during dry periods int he wild. This is pretty important because not all "vacations" are planned. Just this fall I had a serious family emergency and had to leave home for over a week within a few hour's notice. Had my vivaria not been designed to retain moisture for extended periods, all of my frogs would have died. As it was, I'll I had to do was throw a culture in each viv and walk away.dmartin72 said:Brent,
Don't you want to qualify that statement with certain guidelines and parameters? The last thing we need is a bunch of newbies (me included) running around with the idea that they barely need to do anything to sustain their frogs on extended 2-3 week vacations. What concerns should be considered or looked after? Also, in your opinion, how important would the humidity level be? Would you need to maintain this humidity by minimizing ventilation? How would you go about misting the tank and how important is water during this time?
Haven't tried a culture in a tank, but it would most likely be safer to use an older culture than a fresher one, due to less fermentation taking place.nana_enes said:Has anyone had CO2 problems with putting old FF cultures in a well sealed tank?