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Everything posted by sirk

  1. Has anyone got a recipe for ff mix?
  2. I have a 60x45x60 vivarium and was wondering how many d. Leucomelas could be house in it, l have read so many different opinions from 2-8 I was thinking around 4 or 5. Any advice would be helpful Cheers Kris
  3. New Vivarium Build

    hi all just thought I would do a step by step on my new viv. Any questions, comments, help and tips are more than welcome. the idea for this one is to have it for more arboreal frogs still undecided which ones yet either leucos or some thumb nails unless any one has any other suggestions? firstly the vivarium is a reptile one rtf - 600ht (60x45x60cm) to start with I used green house plastic to make a false bottom as its not that strong I added a few supports next I positioned the cork bark, a couple of plant pots and some wood with silicone then added the expanding foam to the gaps and waiting for it to fully cure T.B.C.
  4. New Vivarium Build

    There is more ground space than it looks and alot of the plants on the ground will grow up (fingers crossed). The effect I am trying for is a bit of a shaded floor with most of the foliage a little higher up. But totally agree have filled a viv with plants and only see the frogs once a week. That's one of the main reasons I am keeping them in another viv until I am happy with this one, it's easier and less stress to the frogs to rearrange the viv if needed without them in there. Will try to put some better pics up soon although I am using my phone to take them ;-) Thanks for the advice Kris
  5. New Vivarium Build

    few bits moved,added and removed, been like this for over a week now plants looking good and springs thriving. got leucos ready to go in 6 to start off with and as they mature will take a pair out and move them to the 45cm cube that they are temperately in now.
  6. Hi From A New Guy

    Hi dave nice choice of frogs just got my first leuco's and now want all the different morphs I see ;-) have seen some blue foots for sale at Dartfrog.Co.UK a while back so maybe worth trying there.I completely agree frogs are great change to working in aquatics. Cheers Kris
  7. Just wanted to hear people's opinions on adding liverwort and lichen to vivariums is there any issues? Or benefits?
  8. Ok, I found some nice liverwort in a plant pot in the garden so gave it a good clean and put it in my new viv, will see how it goes
  9. First Tank

    What size is the viv? And some broms would give some shade
  10. First Tank

    Nice landscaping the creepers will look great over that background :-) and love the fittonia, what are you going to keep in there?
  11. New Vivarium Build

    Needs a little time and trying a few new plants in there but hopefully will grow in nicely. Will look better with frogs in ;-)
  12. New Vivarium Build

    ok silly amounts of spring tails and woods in over the past few days, plants in and a good layer of oak leafs just waiting for some catappa leafs to put on top. now to give it some time to settle, got my eye on some leucos so when it looks ready in they go
  13. New Vivarium Build

    silicone and coco all on now and a lip made of xaxim panels on the edge of the false bottom next I put a thin layer of hydro balls on then covered them with a mesh and put some fine gravel in front channel next i added a layer of sphagnum moss and the heat cable then substrate on top and gave it a good soaking
  14. Exo Terra Monsoon Rs400 Rain System

    I have been using the monsoon for 8 months now and had no problem with it apart from how many nozzles it will do but for a couple of small vivs it will do ok
  15. I like the idea of that lol
  16. New Vivarium Build

    ok may have gone a little over the top with the foam in places, so after it cured I removed the bits where there was too much and stuffed them in where there was not enough next I started adding the HA6 brown silicon with a cake icing tool and pressed dried coco peat into it ( I have used the lucky reptile one as I find this easier to break up than others and have had issues with small bits of plastic in the exo terra and komodo blocks) unfortunately I ran out of silicone about 3/4 of the way through so just waiting for more to arrive before I can continue.
  17. Depth Of Substrate

    I use about 1 1/2 to 2 inch with heat cables going through it and seems to work fine, seem to be chopping plants out all the time
  18. Ranitomeya Variabilis Eggs

    My new variabilis have just laid 3 eggs, I heard them calling yesterday (cant believe how quiet). They have been in the viv 4 days now and its only a 30x30x45 temporary viv so I could keep an eye on them. Should I move them to there new viv now or wait to see what happens to the eggs? I would prefer to keep them in the smaller one for a week or 2 more but they seem to have settled in well. I will be moving a lot of the plants over when I transfer them. any suggestions would be appreciated Cheers kris
  19. Ranitomeya Variabilis Eggs

    Seen male with a tad on his back day befor yesterday so put in a couple of water tubs. Unfortunately he likes the look of the broms to drop them off in, found 2 of the 3 in separate broms and the 3rd was last seen on his back but no idea where it is now. So looks like these 3 will have to stay in the viv :-)
  20. I am looking at what darts to get next, only in planing stage I would like tinks (maybe brazil) but have also been considering some of the thumb nails as currently limited on space. could anyone suggest a good one to look at for a beginner or should I wait and get more experience with others first? cheers kris
  21. What Frogs Next?

    One day I hope to get the sisa but as previously said seem like rocking horse poo. All seems well with new arrivals apart from losing one of the auratus 3days after :-( poor little guy never seemed right from the start the other 2 seem fine and come to where I put the food when I open the viv. The vents are breeding got first tad today and another 7 eggs waiting to hatch across the 2 batches, azzies were a little shy to start with but now nearly jump out at feeding time lol and the citronella also wait in the same place for food and 2 of them seem to share the same hide now and then. So all in all the ones that are there are doing great. Will post some pics when I get chance. Cheers Kris
  22. Ranitomeya Variabilis Eggs

    5 new eggs turned up yesterday evening :-)
  23. Ranitomeya Variabilis Eggs

    He's been calling yesterday and today so expecting more soon :-D
  24. Ranitomeya Variabilis Eggs

    Lol found the other 2, just could not see them from the front looking from top all 3 still there :-D