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  1. 5 points
    This is my single big viv built onto and around my freezer. Mostly recycled glass and various poly boards glued to my wall recirculated water section drip wall on left out of view little stream left empties into water/filter on right. I had the inspired idea to wrap hygrolon then hessian around drip“vine” so Itwould be festooned with climbers moss ferns and the like. This Immediately failed and rotted like a pear and grew liver like fungus. Other than that it’s gone ok ish. There is enough light in the top to start a ganja farm but still not too satisfied with growth/colours tbh. Got 6 vents 5 leucs and 3 Santa Isabel all getting on and breeding with exception of Isabel who are all boys( any girls out there). How does everyone get such lush green/purple growth? Anyone else got large setups? Does anyone let non oophaga species get on with it entirely in the tank? That’s the plan with the Isabel’s. I was obsessed with the idea of this build but now I can only see limitations. Now craving little tidy boxes with pairs in them. Comments/critique welcome John
  2. 4 points
    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
  3. 4 points
    Shame mate. This is the problem with pets, sometimes people buy on a whim Particularly things like fashionable dogs parrots (live 60years) and big exotics. I would have taken on a baby Burmese python or such at the drop of a hat as a kid. In the 70s you could pick yourself up a beautiful baby alligator for next to nothing. In 3 years you’ve got something that needs a heated shed and eats a piglet once a fortnight.i look on forums and people must just have racks of sweater boxes rammed full of royal python morphs and super dwarf retics.they might as well be pictures. That’s why I went into the frogs they are at least living a similar life to the wild and are stimulated.there are turtles the size of dinner plates in my local duck pond. There was a hellbender Salamanda in one park near me! And even a pair of dummerills boas and some venomous rattlesnakes/Pitt vipers. Stupidity. They could so easily have been rehomed. People want stuffbut don’t want the work or care about the consequences of dumping animals.
  4. 4 points
    After 7 Months countless hours building a viv the size of my fridge gluing peat to walls and spending enough cash to take the kids to Florida...... my first easiest cheapest dart frog has got an arm! Was it worth it yeeeeeeeah think so
  5. 4 points
    UPDATE: The little one appears to be coming along nicely.....
  6. 4 points
    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
  7. 4 points
    Despite lack of help tad wise I’m having little successes easy frogs I know but no spindly leg that I was cursed with last time I frogged. I am your father leuc
  8. 4 points
    Ranitomeya Sirensis Highland With Tadpole.
  9. 4 points
    viv by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr
  10. 3 points
    easy again I know but just found first Isabel clutch after searching out a girl(or two?) woo hoo. Most of them look brown bread but suppose it’s a first clutch young frog thing
  11. 3 points
    I went the LED route too, using LED tape (High brightness stuff, not the cheapo under kitchen cabinet stuff). This allowed me to control the lighting and produce decent day\night cycles plus silly stuff like this:
  12. 3 points
    Ive always wanted an Albino frog/tadpole, don't ask me why, but I just did. In all the years ive been keeping/breeding I would have thought I would have chanced upon one but never did..until now!. Albino banded Imitator. Also a picture of a normal banded tad for comparison. and just when I thought it couldnt get any stranger/weirder!? A two-headed tadpole. No idea which species this was as I don't record the species on their rearing tubs. Sadly this guy didn't last more than a couple of days, but thats probably for the best.
  13. 3 points
    mostly planted with stuff I’ve taken from other vivs. Couple of climbers I half inched from Stratford butterfly farm moth orchid donated by old customer dwarf mondo grass seems tough not sure how it will work long term. Seeded lawn with chopped Xmas moss need to add hut and forest “pot pourii”
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    The Albino tadpole is now almost a froglet!, and should be on land within the next week. Again ive included a picture of one of its siblings for comparison.
  16. 3 points
    Hi, Thought I'd share a photo of my two vivs, up top is a pair of Excidobates mysteriosus, and the lower contains the trio of Phyllobates bicolor. Set up both in November after the frogs had spent time in temporary accommodation after vivs broken during a house move. No plans to keep any more species at the moment, it's about all I can manage with a full time job and two children, however I do have a retirement plan.
  17. 3 points
    A few photos with the new plants in : Planting 2 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr New plants by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Planting 3 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Planting 5 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Pleurothallis by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Focus Panama by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr
  18. 2 points
    First of my orchids to flower in viv, smells great too.
  19. 2 points
    oit on the “lawn” more solid more yellow more bold hope his mates join him soon
  20. 2 points
    New build to fit above my existing vivs to maximise space available. 800 wide 400 deep 470 high. Using reclaimed glass from old double glazed units. initial building of tank using slate to partition. Left side imitators/vanzolinii right side pumilio
  21. 2 points
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  23. 2 points
    Still tiny bit shy 2 days in 6 little bi color images upload
  24. 2 points
    tiny musroom on a single azzie turd marvelous
  25. 2 points
    I am a bit biased but I'd say it was worth it They turned out pretty darn well if you ask me, they've become one of my favorites!
  26. 2 points
    Bicolors are great frogs and more lively then terribilis.They can be a nicer colour in many cases also. regards Gordon
  27. 2 points
    What a difference a day makes turd mushroom update
  28. 2 points
    Crappy photo good find cheers kroot just split 4 fat azureus into I believe 2 sexed pairs. Cheers JohnB56 secured 6 well priced bi colour. Cheers jone5 decent evening
  29. 2 points
    rock beach done hygrolon patch between bigger rocks dips into trough at front will grow aquatic moss lawn but rock will remain dry most of time avoiding foot rot. Update when lights in. Using 2x24 watt 7000 k suspended ceiling lights got them on my two 40 cubes above seem to work great and cheap as chips
  30. 2 points
    Cheers John.if anyone’s interested here’s my rack. Not too busy now seemed to ha e stopped breeding. Hot weather? Got these 25 mm tubes at 45 degrees in rack the angle helps keep rack closer,can access back ones better and gives a bit more surface area.they foul relatively quickly so got to clean often but looking at 70 odd tads in a square foot of wall space.i know vents are super hardy so may not work for all thumbs
  31. 2 points
    Always been a fan of the leaf litter, and let the moss choose it's own growing points. Maybe I've just had lost too many battles with trying to get moss to work well at floor level.
  32. 1 point
    Great to hear the SI are doing well.
  33. 1 point
    Merry Christmas everyone.
  34. 1 point
    only posting to see if this works. Couple of people have said site is down?
  35. 1 point
    Hoping to get a glimpse of this little guy soon when I pick my guys up, much nicer to look at that most albinos though I have to say.
  36. 1 point
    Sorry John but your to late, they've already announced the winner of the wildlife photographer of the year
  37. 1 point
    Growing like little weeds, not surprised though, they're like bottomless pits.
  38. 1 point
    Looking very nice indeed. Frogs should be chuffed when they move in.
  39. 1 point
    Viv is looking good. When you get your terribs, put them in as a group and leave them together in the viv. They dont seem to like being moved from viv to viv and group to group once they are settled in and are fully grown...i bred hundreds of yellow terribs a few year back as a group of 2.2 in a similar sized viv. They loved it and wouldnt stop breeding, laying 15 to 20 eggs every few weeks for over 3 years...in the end i was giving groups of youngsters away because i had flooded the market. The only way i could stop them breeding was to split them into two groups of 1.1...they didnt like that and never bred again. They are great frogsand i hope you enjoy them. In my opinion the yellows are the healthiest and fittest, followed by the orange and then the mints. regards Gordon
  40. 1 point
    Your male won't shut up now, all good!
  41. 1 point
    Stunning frog John...well done mate. regards Gordon
  42. 1 point
    Hi @madlan - it's doing really well, i'll try and grab some photos for you when I get chance. So progress is slow, and the breeder holding my pumilio on a deposit for the last 5 weeks is getting understandably frustrated. However before I can finally add the frogs, I needed to replace the polycarbonate lid due to concerns about BPA and its connection to endocrine disruptors. So I decided to replace with glass - I went for 6mm Pilkington Optiwhite (low iron) - which cost me £34 for a straight cut sheet. 20180803_180825 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr 20180803_180757 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Template mocked up - ventilation provided by 5 x 50mm holes, misting provided by 5 16mm misting holes, the last 16mm hole (rear left) is for a misting nozzle to attach a 50mm fan too for internal circulation. 20180810_174621 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr 50mm and 16mm tile drills purchased along with plumbers putty, this is the end result : glass top by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr Glass top 2 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr I'm not happy with the heat loss, so will be drilling a further 2 - 3 50mm holes at the rear of the tank also.
  43. 1 point
    the pilea deressa will spread quite rapidly i found cuttings are enough to get it started don't need to plant the pot. Albovittata will also do well just be careful to remove and commercial soil from the plant.
  44. 1 point
    Well done. Have plenty of food ready for when they morph as they are voracious feeders. regards Gordon
  45. 1 point
    One of the four tads now has front and back legs, the other three look to to have fronts popping soon. Two more have been transported into the gulley and another 8 eggs are developing nicely.
  46. 1 point
    They are pretty straight forward. Keep them warm, feed them fish flake, and provide them with some cotton wool to lay on. It will take some patience to begin with as they can be slow to reproduce at first.
  47. 1 point
    I have been using one of these filters for years to purify my tap water. Ive never had any problems. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-Stage-HMA-Water-Purifier-Koi-Ponds-Dechlorinator-Filter-System/122094639859?hash=item1c6d685af3:m:mL2QepJbv_hRM4LoOqa5Gjg
  48. 1 point
    Plants and misting nozzles arrived so they have been installed and the first planting done. Need to add a bit more décor, Liana vines, pods and leaf litter. The light unit arrived and has been installed, Although waiting on arcadia T5 tube to replace the blue tube in the unit. Once the misting system is finished will leave to grow in and think about what to put in there! Cheers, Ben.
  49. 1 point
    Cheers guys, I will keep the thread updated as they develop. Its also a loud call!! You cant mistake it for anything else, as it can be heard above all the other frogs i keep.
  50. 1 point
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