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  1. Cork trunk build

    Most of the bromeliads are miniature neoregelias e.ge Neo 'red waif', the largest species are neo 'fireball'
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    So I was taking photos of my frogs today, and noticed something odd in the photo : IMG_20190331_122429 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr IMG_20190331_122753 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr
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    It's Fluval stratum substrate
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    No idea what you mean Initial planting done in the new build, luckily using just brom offshoots and cuttings : IMG_20190329_115917 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr IMG_20190329_115941 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr IMG_20190329_115922 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr IMG_20190329_115932 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr IMG_20190329_120006 by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr
  5. Hi mate, tried to PM you about pumilio availability but says you can't receive PMs?


    My contact email is gex18@hotmail.co.uk and phone number's 07392113178 if you have anything for sale.


    Many thanks :)

  6. Cork trunk build

    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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    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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    @Kroot - many thanks for that. I spent most of yesterday blocking up as many holes in the complex background between the cork trunk and glass as possible - hoping it's enough! 4 x RIo Brancos collected today - absolutely gorgeous - certainly won't be my last Oophaga
  9. Cork trunk build

    Many thanks - I plan to further modify it tomorrow to add ventilation at the back, with the logic being : - The tank seems to struggle losing heat, like tonight for example it's still sitting at 24C and this worries me as i'm picking up my Pumilio within the next week. - I beleive this is because the ventilation is only located at the front, thus the heat soaked in at the rear of the tank just sits there with no convection able to happen due to lack of ventilation - Also hoping that internal ventilation will help? Thanks for reading
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    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.
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    Thought i'd update it for posterity if nothing else. Sorry for the lack of updates, i'm in the process of moving house so the tank has been put on the back-burner. A few things : - I've purchased 2 x Kessil A360 Tuna Sun LEDs with the spectral controller for custom photo periods, sunrise and sunset etc (ex display for less than £400 - bargain, kinda!) - unsure how to integrate these with T5 or whether to use these for the warmer months and the T5s for the cooler months - thoughts? - I need to replace the polycarbonate top with glass and construct some type of vent. - I need to build a new stand, this crappy ply stand is falling apart already. So i'm planning on buliding a wooden stand to accommodate 2 of these 24*18*24 Exo Terras. Will update when there's something meaningful to add.
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    This will be my last post on this thread due to a complete lack of activity on this site. Shame as the amphibian world a few years back with the likes of dendroboard and dendroworld brought a real sense of support. Seems the dart frog community is slowly petering out.
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    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
  14. Cork trunk build

    A list of current plants : Scaphosepalum Rapax Restrepia Mohrii Maxillaria Pumilia Restrepi Trichoglossa Begonia Listada Elaphogossum Crinitum Pyrrosia Nummularifolia Marcgravia Sp. Neoregelia Memphisto Neoregelia Hawaii Neoregelia Hybrid Chrismas Moss Java Moss Flame Moss Plants on order : Pleurothallis Jantae Pleurothallis Luctuoasa Pleurothallis Tripterantha Peperomia Rotundifolia Peperomia Hope Microgramma Tecta Ficus Panama Neoregelia Fireball Neorgelia Red Waif Neoregelia Hybrid Also now it's summer the ATI Sunpower is causing heat issues (sits 2, 4, 6 centigrade above ambient when using 2, 4 and 6 tubes respectively) So i'm considering a couple of options : Single LED Unit - the new Radion G4 Pro Freshwater. Use this for summer and T5 for winter. Or a custom LED unit, thin strips of CREE 3W leds in the 5000k and 6500k range, using 2 T5s on warmer days and 4 on cooler days.
  15. Cork trunk build

    viv by DEAF N1NJA, on Flickr