Great advice, friendly people, and lots of frogs!
Yet another step closer in my journey to owning my first amphibians!
Got the rest of my items in the mail today (two plants, coconut fiber, basking rocks, filter tubing, multivitamin, filter air rocks, suction cups & heating mat.). Felt like Christmas!
After painstakingly setting up and re-setting up the tank, this is my final outcome at the moment. Always open to re-arrangements/suggestions,
Busy past few days!
We ran all over two counties Wednesday - Saturday, trying to gather what I needed for my setup; gotta love living in a small town where not many people raise reptiles/amphibians. We managed to find a 20 gallon tank with a sliding/lock screen lid, cricket food, calcium powder, basking light with dimmer & bulb, cricket cage, wood cave, sealant for the divider, a background, multi-vitamin supplement, thermometer, hydrometer & some water rocks. We already had
Updated August 13th, 2012 at 10:25 PM by Faith
Hey Guys - Finished my 2nd attempt at making a mini jungle and figured I'd post some pics of the process! I let it grow in a little it and currently only have 2 Phyllobates Bicolors living like kings. Hopefully a King and Queen
Well here goes:
I skipped a few steps in pictures up until this point but basically I made small ledges and cliffs out of egg crate. The plan being in a 55 g tank I'd have a feature of about 5 gallons of accessible water.
Updated June 28th, 2012 at 09:23 AM by leemowac
Hi my name is Seth. My wife, Rachel, and I run a company called BioVivara (short for biotype vivariums). We’ve been making custom vivaria since 2008.
I’ve been keeping herps on and off for over 20 years but being in the Army meant putting off a lot of what I wanted to do in the hobby. But being in the Army did have one upside for my love of animal enclosures: I discovered the dart frog hobby in Belgium while stationed with NATO. I had never seen vivariums like these! It looked like
The best explanation we've found on why air management is important is from Lance Birk, author of The Paphiopedilum Grower’s Manual. Below is an excerpt:
Air movement has a critical influence upon the health of our plants. It is a life-and-death factor, ranking only slightly below the effects of over-watering, yet it is often overlooked and seldom understood. It is responsible for maintaining even temperatures and for generating humidity within the growing area, as well as