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Boxofrogs    65

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. 2927495-E-CC6-A-431-C-9-E75-3-C4-EA3-DEB

initial building of tank

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using slate to partition. Left side imitators/vanzolinii right side pumilio 

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Boxofrogs    65

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 

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Exciting to see mate, just don't tell me you are getting some tincs for it! I was recently put off DMS as they have not been on the ball with supplying people with lights and vivs on time, but when you think of the work that goes into it and the amount a business must pump out, I don't envy anyone doing it, that being said I need several vivs built next year as upgrades etc as buying pre-made from DF is too expensive and limits where you can utilize space. I am not brave enough to even attempt making one.

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Boxofrogs    65

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 

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Boxofrogs    65

Thrifty viv becoming is becoming less thrifty with every passing day. Will be quite brom heavy so going to put decent dawn and dusk lamp on longer hours than rest of vivs to wake up the frog room in more natural manor. Also going to contain trio (hopefully) pumilio colon. Left hand side will have to wait a while but will contain small number of ranitomeya. Thinking about fantastica true nominat but I never hear them mentioned on forums etc. Have they fallen out of favour?

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Boxofrogs    65

Pretty much done  added two mature cultures white woodlice loads springtails. Just need to phone wonga and stick some froggies in. Looks less busy in flesh just can’t get decent picture 

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Boxofrogs    65

Ta very much Jon. 

Just saw one of the elusive bi color one getting more solid orange/yellow with green legs beefing up slowly. Just want to see em all out bold as brass on the rock. 

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jone5    46
21 hours ago, Boxofrogs said:

Ta very much Jon. 

Just saw one of the elusive bi color one getting more solid orange/yellow with green legs beefing up slowly. Just want to see em all out bold as brass on the rock. 

They'll get there mate, mine were shy and jumpy at the same age.  I remember one of yours them having quite orange lateral stripes, hopefully it'll keep that colour into adulthood.

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I'm looking forward to seeing the planting, I have high expectations :D

The tn fantastica are mentioned occasionally... Seems the same few people keep them and have some available occasionally. Other than that it#s when people are moving on their adults... I remember you telling me how stunning they were, if you get some keep a hold of them and tell people how awesome they are, whether they want to hear or not =P

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