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Everything posted by Boxofrogs

  1. best type of lights

    Madlan. What lumens/kelvin and s the tape? I’ve seen the stuff but always assumed it would be useless for vivs. Nice room by the way. Fractionally nicer than mine. Just a tad
  2. best type of lights

    LED seems the only way to go to me assuming you are not bothered about uv. Yo can get jungle dawns and aquarium leds I’ve had reasonable success with the panel leds designed for suspended ceilings I’ve got I think 24 watt 7000k over 40x40 cubes and the growth is compact deep green red brooms etc. Next build I may make custom fitting out of led spots you get flush in ceilings. Day light or cold/cool light is the one to get not warm white 6500kelvin is optimum my 7000s work great and are around £20 in amazon if that
  3. Terribilis build

    Yes mate vanzollinii possibly. If I can’t get colon pums first. Need period of financial readjustment or santa may skip my house this year!
  4. Terribilis build

    Still tiny bit shy 2 days in 6 little bi color images upload
  5. Thrifty duo viv

  6. Thrifty duo viv

    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
  7. do you need a drainage layer

    Exo (as in terra) not exodus!
  8. do you need a drainage layer

    You don’t need a drainage layer in a euro slider viv. The sloped base drains water from substrate into gully at front then out via a drain usually.you don’t want the substrate continually saturated and standing water would become stagnant and anaerobic so in an exodus or fish tank you need a drainage layer to keep standing water from the actual substrate that your plants/frogs are in contact with. This layer is normally hydro LECA the clay balls sold from hydronics or can be egg crate standing on little lengths of pvc pipe creating a false bottom.this water would then drain out of fitting before it reaches substrate or syphoned off before. I used to used a black pop bottle top sticking through drainage layer st front now and again I’d unscrew lid syphon off then replace lid.
  9. Terribilis build

    Can’t take the credit but pleasing non the less
  10. More celebrating mediocrity!

    All good stuff Daniel. However. The vodka euthanasia was but japery pertaining to my border line alcoholism hic
  11. 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
  12. Thrifty duo viv

    I’ll post pics of my ranitomeya slate rack when it’s done. Maybe I’ll make you some eh?think I’ll work the slate is more forgiving than glass particularly in transit and parts of the wall can be left bare as the finish will be natural and pleasing to the eye. Save spend 2 grand in tree fern
  13. Thrifty duo viv

    It had occurred to me in the past to try to knock Some vivs to sellafter building a few.its no surprise that there are so few building them I know Marc (dartfrog) gets his from Europe and there is rainforest vivs and Dms I think.at 40 quid for a 40 cube even at 50 ir so it’s quite labour intensive! I’m making a tiny mantid viv from slate for a mate. I may scale this up to ranitomeya size with phelsuma type vents to max floor space. I’ll post to see if any interest
  14. More celebrating mediocrity!

    I think disposing of eggs very early is quite acceptable tbh it just didn’t occur to me.another issue is the continual laying of eggs leading to probs. I know tincs will lay loads but it’s a handful from big fatties I genuinely counted pushing 30 from basically a giant thumbnail. I’ve attempted euthanasia with vodka before now. Keep waking up again and again
  15. Tiiiiiiiiiiiny success

    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
  16. More celebrating mediocrity!

    Papas got a brand new batch! hes checking on the kids. Don’t think everyone will make it but sure I counted 27eggs. Won’t post again in this subject as aware this is very easy. Just can’t believe how many they lay and how often.males are great I took this film can out and he was inside then hung around as I took photo i like em a lot just had to edit to keep promise of no more Isabel posting. 2 mins after I took photo another male jumped past looking not unlike a blackberry.already got 3 different sizes of tads in pond. What do I do? Shall I remove the females for a while? I could end up with hundreds of em I’ll struggle to feed/sell. there he is the bugger
  17. Gotta love Mother Nature

    tiny musroom on a single azzie turd marvelous
  18. Terribilis build

    Tad jealous! That an amphibian joke? If you are after phyllobates mate a guy returned my email about Terribilis a fortnight after I said I’d take the bi color. I’ll get his details if you like I’m sticking with the bi color now
  19. Tiiiiiiiiiiiny success

    What’s the name of that mottled brom mate?
  20. Tiiiiiiiiiiiny success

    They are my first babies released into the world. Nice to see them settled in mate glad you finally got on site
  21. thinking of redoing my terrarium

    Yeah my wife is the reason I don’t have a house full of green tree pythons
  22. thinking of redoing my terrarium

    Looks lovely mate I wouldn’t touch it just make a new one!
  23. thinking of redoing my terrarium

    Oh! I can’t see it being very successful. If your viv is currently running the only thing you could do is make a false bottom (plastic pipes topped with eggcrate)topped with tree fern panel or the like and place that in viv. Obviously you can’t use any adhesive needs long time to cure. It took a bloody age to do mine and if I’m honest it turned out a bit crapper than I was hoping. Good luck. If you want my opinion I’d keep the viv you’ve got and start a slow burner project
  24. thinking of redoing my terrarium

    If you look on my post of “built in viv” there is are some build photos but it’s not a great example paludarium wise. Generally speaking the best thing to do is have a deeper than normal false bottom made from eggcrate/weed fabric leave out a section as the pond. I’m glad I did it as my Anthonyi are using it and eventually I will raise phyllobates tads in there but I sometimes wish I hadn’t bothered would have had loads more floor space to plant. And when my pump goes wrong will be major pain