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  1. That sounds like a great idea, I'd be up for that for sure. Didn't realise there were many/any people nearby.
  2. Hi Nick, Kroot, Steve, Thank you all for your input, forums are invaluable for acquiring others experience and thoughts, our hobby can feel a very lonely place when things aren't going quite to plan due to it not being particularly mainstream so people's willingness to pitch in and comment is huge help. I think I'm going to give the reduced misting which I started on Saturday a little longer to see if that's successful, if not then a viv overhaul and then lastly remove the male (poor guys calling away like mad as I'm typing this........must be soooooo frustrated!!) for a month or so and then re-introduce. Hopefully one of the above will have the desired effect and I'll reporting eggs and tads along with a massive thank you!! Steve, depending on where you live, I know of two people looking for Tricolours (I'm assuming you are intending to sell at least some of your MANY tads, they are prolific little buggers are they!!) so let me know if you are ready to move any on.
  3. Hi Nick, I initially bought two lots of unsexed trio's from different people within a month of each, sadly I lost one of the 6 about a month later (no idea what caused it) but they've lived together in the same viv ever since.
  4. Hi Steve, Thanks for your thoughts. It's not overly clear from the picture but there is narrow-ish cork round leading from the front to the rear where it sits on top of a larger cork round which goes left to right at the rear of the viv. This creates a dark hollow type area as you described, with plenty of leaf litter and Savu pods. Perhaps I could make that area larger and with a bit more height to beneath the shelter.
  5. Managed to add it, thanks for the guidance Nick.
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  7. It won't allow me to attach the image unfortunately, too large.
  8. Hi Steve, Yes, always been in the same viv. I've done made some relatively light alterations in that time, added a couple of new plants, replenished leaf litter but nothing that would constitute a re-vamp. Do you see an issue with me keeping them temporarily (say 2-3 days) in a large rub (grow out type) whilst I overhaul the existing viv and then return them? That's bizarre how that works, I wonder why? Perhaps it nullifies the dominance in the group and puts them all on a level playing field. So to achieve the dim/dark ground level, presumably the only way to obtain this is to heavily plant the viv to create a canopy that blocks out the light. Here's a pic of the viv currently, I'm guessing it's far to bright based on your comments.....
  9. Hi Steve, Thanks for taking the time to reply and for all of the detail, that's awesome. Blimey, 12-20 a month that's fantastic. Where do they tend to lay their eggs for you? I think I will detach their viv from the automatic misting system and revert to hand misting for the moment as keeping them on the drier side is definitely becoming a theme. When you say low light, I just have the standard Arcadia T5 over them. May I ask what you have and also a photo of the viv of that's not too much trouble. Would be good to see a successful viv layout (I recently moved my 3 Azureus from one viv to another to free up a larger viv for my newest recruits and I hardly ever use to see them before, now they are almost always out and about, the change was instant. I was so surprised but it highlighted very apparently how unsuitable/suitable frogs can find a viv. Apologise for all the questions. Tony
  10. Hi Nick, Thanks for the input, I'll reduce the spraying and see if this assists.
  11. Hi Nick, Thanks for taking the time to reply. They are on an automated system which sprays 3 times a day. Cheers!!
  12. Hi all, I have a group of 5 (I think a 1.4......only heard 1 calling), which I've had for 14 months, they are believed to be almost 18 months old. The male calls constantly and has done for months but no sign of courtship or eggs. The viv is a 24x18x24, is fairly heavily planted and has film canisters. Any advice/tips to give them a helping hand would be very much appreciated. Tony
  13. Racking/shelving

    Hi guys, Thanks for your replies. Ian, the additional info regarding the inside measurement of the post was particularly helpful, thank you. Kroot, thanks for confirming, I fear the restrictions that you referred to of the big dug racking will mean it will pretty much be a straight replacement for the impulse purchased racks I bought off the internet which present me with the lack of flexibility with the shelf heights. A frog pub meet sounds awesome, keep me posted and I'll be there for sure. Kev, the middle shelf shown in the picture, does this need to be positioned here to join the uprights? This is the problem I'm trying to get away from with my existing rack. Cheers, Tony
  14. Racking/shelving

    Hi Ian, Thanks for your further input and advice regarding the spacing. I'm sure I'm worrying far too much as they wouldn't sell them with a 300kg per shelf limit if they weren't capable of holding that weight, just that black plastic didn't fill me with confidence when I watched the video. I was thinking of getting the 150cm wide rack to house 3 Exo Terra's per shelf, 60cm in the middle with a 45cm either side. Other than the initial weight concern, my other query is weather any part of the frame would stop the 3 vivs fitting as they equate to 150cm, it's rather difficult to plan without seeing them. The downside of buying from the internet I guess. Tony
  15. Racking/shelving

    Hi guys, Thanks for taking the time to reply. Kroot, are the heights of the shelves flexible or fixed based on the positioning of the fittings required to join the uprights? I bought something similar previously and it wasn't very suitable as the position of the middle shelf was not flexible due to the shelf (fittings) being required to join the two uprights together, this in turn left very little flexibility for the shelves either side, leaving it's usage very restricted. Ironsides, I watched the video on the website showing how to put them together and they look incredibly easy and certainly give the flexibility of the shelf positioning that I need, however my only concern is whether or not the black plastic (I think?!?!) fixings are genuinely strong enough to hold 2 vivs per shelf? Thanks again guys, sorry about the further questions. Tony