few new frogs

Discussion in 'Dart Frogs General' started by somecanadianguy, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. somecanadianguy

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    these guy are cuties 4 sure
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    New Pics

    Craig

    Nice little frogs there......

    They look strangely familiar:)

    Perry
     
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    Great looking frogs Craig,

    As a side note I thought id let you know your Vriesea will be rotten within 2 months :).
     
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    From my own experience I would have to agree, it is too wet. Maybe try propping the plant inbetween two sticks to start drying it out a bit, worked for some of mine. They don't need to be in the soil as much as other plants do I don't think.
     
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    They shouldn't be in soil at all... if you're going to stick a Vriesea in soil, it has to be VERY light and porous.
     
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    hi

    1 yup they should look familar perry you bred em nice frogs i must say.
    2 im not really sure what type of brom those are but if you look close at my set ups i use a hydroponic clay pellets under the soil and the water level stays below majority of the roots level and thats not soil its 100% cork bark ,i have plants similar if not the exact same cross going on 2 yrs like this untill they over grow the tank ,but yea i have killed a few other types of broms by this method those types i mount above soil levels

    3 thank you all 4 the input thou i enjoy any i hear
    craig
     
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    hi

    oh yea i generally take my pics after i spray down in early evening so thats why most look quite wet
    craig
     
  8. Anonymous

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    cork bark or coco fibre?? a firend of mine just bought 2 of those same frogs from a local petstore.. same source perhaps?
     
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    Well, if you've had success with this method, then I guess it's OK, but I'd watch for any sign of the outer leaves rotting. It's not so much the roots as the base of the crown being always wet that would worry me.

    Nice setup and VERY nice frogs!
     
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    its coco husks the ground up kind ,i got some thru grow opp store and latly a few bricks from the orchid shop.
    craig
     
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    hi

    home from work now lol at last
    k these pics show what i mean but bite me in the ass too cause it is a bit high on the water table
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  12. Anonymous

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    i have the same type of brom in each of my tanks, found them cheap at home depot :D

    but i use egg crate which is the same as your balls and mine are all doing great. this type seems to be alittle more forgiving for the soil moisture
     
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    LOL

    Yes , I thought so.....

    I spend so much time with them photographing and videotaping.
    I recognized their little faces right away:)

    Good to see that they got a great home and the tank looks great as well!

    Perry
     
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    Vivs and frogs look great! Any chance you could take a pic or give a quick description of how you make your lids? I'm looking to redo mine this spring and am looking for ideas.

    Thanks,
    Duncan
     
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    no probs

    no probs ojn the lids working on it now
    craig
     
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    lids

    now for the record this is just how im doing it not my ideas borred from others over the years ,mabey not the best `way but works 4 me.
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    i cut 2 pecies to fit the tank minus the distance for the flexstrip in the middle 1/4 in on the stuff i use . i fit to the tank before vent holes are cut.i adjust sizes to nice snug fit {im not alwas exact first time } i cut my plexiglass using a 4 in mini grinder and i use either a zip cut wheel or a tile cutting dimamond blade ,i find it dont crack on me. when im happy with the size i remove the lid from the tank ,position it on a scrap peice of wood and then using a drill and a common wood hole saw of 3 in in size i cut my holes out. then i use aluminum w3indow screening coated black type ,others rust like hell. i clean it very well using windex then dry it 4 a few hours. then i lay a bead of silicone around the hole and push a small square of screen into the silicone and wet my finger and smear it so the screen is well sealed. i let dry 4 24 hrs then throughly wash with a mild dish soap ,rinse till the cows come home ,dry and its ready too go.
    note put the screen on the top ,its better to look at the roughness of it than to have a frog sclied open on it.
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    plexiglass gets scratched easy and gets cloudy over time but is fairly cost efective.
    i get the plastic striping thru a shop called industrial plastics.
    glass is a far better choice but much more costly.
    same idea but u need a glass cutter ,non tempered glass and an expensive glass hole saw,e bay has em.
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    i hope this is some what usefull to anyone, and yea i see just how much i need to dust damn it lol
    craig
     
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    heres a few more pics showing lecus tanks set up note the eggs in hut a few moldy but 7 or 8 good ones. running water down cork back causes mass humidity, havent sprayed in days . will plant a few smaller plants as my cutting collection grows.

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    gee can u tell i got time on my hands today??
    lol craig
     

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