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    So this has come on a little bit, the lighting setup has been changed twice, with me now settling on a mixture of LED and T5 Some growth photos of the RIo Branco setup : IMG_20190307_144234 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr IMG_20190307_144229 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Second 24*18*24 exo has been converted, 'scaped and planted : lid11 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr lid15 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr 'Scaped : 20181119_172633 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr 20181119_172649 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Freshly planted : newviv by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Now : Escudo 1 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Inhabitants : IMG_20190310_121155 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr IMG_20190310_121112 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr 18*18*24 exo freshly scaped, this time using Fluval Stratum planting substrate : IMG_20190316_165341 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr IMG_20190316_173056 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr IMG_20190316_173158 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr IMG_20190316_173303 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Just a brief update for now
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    Good morning froggers. I’m sure you guys and girls remember springs of yesteryear up to your knees in buckets of frogs spawn thousands of new morphlings under every log and leaping from every step in the grass. Well that’s changed. So many frogs toads even great crested newts by me decades ago (middle of industrial town Midlands) that it supported an equally impressive number of grass snakes. Well the snakes are long gone and frogs not far behind. Saw first male rana temporaria this morning stamped on probably on footpath (eeer slimy you know) the girls will be next out with two thousand eggs ready to go! Let’s give them somewhere to lay. Before I spend on my next viv I’m bunging a little pond in. More ponds = more frogs toads newts. The whole country looks after the blue tits why not the slimy ones??
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    Riobranco1 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Riobranco2 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Riobranco3 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Riobranco4 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr This is an unsexed juvenile group - 0.0.4
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    viv by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr
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    It's been a little while since my last update, in no small part due to work but also things going wrong (and continuing to!) Since the last update i've managed the following : - Drilled bulkhead for Mistking 'value bulkhead' - this is only 6mm tubing but it does the job of draining the excess water from the drainage layer. Ryan from MK quoted me the wrong drill bit size, so had to wait for the correct one to arrive before proceeding. Once drilled and fitted I leak tested it, and found it was leaking badly even with an extra O ring on the outer glass. So I had to smear it in silicone and fingers crossed this seems to be holding up : 20180405_140912 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr 20180405_140916 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr - False bottoms constructed, these cover approx 80% of the floor, to reduce weight. Finished around the edges and centre with expanded clay balls, topped with rigid plastic mesh and topped finally with horticultural fleece 20180405_131043 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr 20180405_131445 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr - ABG substrate mix created (using sphagnum moss, tree fern granules, carbon granules, fine orchid bark and peat moss) 20180405_141057 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr - Topped with a thin later of oak leaves (I need a much thicker layer, prefereably a variety including magnolia and cattapa leaves) 20180405_141206 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr - Also plumbed in the misting system and drainage, all pretty tidy underneath the vivarium : 20180405_143354 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr The hollow cork tubes i'm thinking of filling with fine orchid bark to prevent the frogs from entering and acting as a large refugium for the isopods (shoutout to Pumilio for this idea) Other things on the to do list : - Hide the fan in cork to create a relatively hidden internal air circulation solution - this will be powered by a 2A PSU at set intervals during the day - Add ventilation at the read of the lid - Try and work out why both fans on my ATI sunpower unit have stopped working:( - Plant! - Decide what LED solution to go for, either a self build CREE solution, a couple of Kessil A160 Amazon suns or some GU10 track lighting (want a hybrid solution so when summer comes around the temperatures from the T5 can be eliminated) - Also debating on wether to re-add the manzanita branches or leave them out for a 'cleaner' look?
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