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    Leave a tube in one corner or create a small trap door that can be lifted out...an access door.

    Cut eggcrate to fit bottom. You can use zip ties to put together angles if you want high and low areas. Then put aside. I cut two access panels in back for siphoning area.


    Rinse leca and place in bottom, or use 2-3" PVC pieces or elbows in bottom.


    Add fiberglass screen to prevent substrate from falling through. I sewed mine on with fishing line, though not necessary.



    Then add layers of choice...ABG mix, peat moss, and/or coconut fiber substrate. I added a layer or gravel in this viv, but found I did not like the gravel later.



    Then you can plant your plants . Be sure to thoroughly rinse all fertilizers and pesticides off plants. I rinse until there is no soil left in the roots and then soak the plants for a bit in a bin with water. Before planting, I rinse again in dechlorinated water.


    I'll add plant ideas in a bit. Have to drive home from hair appt now .
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    Thank you! The picture really helped me understand the drainage layer better. How do I get egg crates?

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    Some of my favorite tree frog plants ...

    Pothos

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epipremnum_aureum

    Chinese evergreens
    (I like the red and pink variations)

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aglaonema

    Philodendrons

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philodendron

    These plants can tolerate the humidity and low light situations, though also do well with UVB lights.

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    Eggcrates are also found at any home improvement stores. They are in the industrial light coverings area. They come in large sheets. I use tin snips to cut them. I wear gloves bc they're sharp when cutting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heatheranne View Post
    Eggcrates are also found at any home improvement stores. They are in the industrial light coverings area. They come in large sheets. I use tin snips to cut them. I wear gloves bc they're sharp when cutting.
    Such a girl. Gloves and tin snips? You probably wear gloves when gardening, don't you? Lol
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    Oh...and you can rinse and boil rocks and then use 100% silicone to glue them together in fun shapes. Allow to dry 3-5 days until the silicone no longer has a scent.
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    I love the rock idea! Ill be doing that for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged chipmunk View Post
    Such a girl. Gloves and tin snips? You probably wear gloves when gardening, don't you? Lol
    Yes, sir .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaila View Post
    I love the rock idea! Ill be doing that for sure.
    To make wider vines you can braid nylon rope and then silicone it and add substrate while its wet.




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    another great idea! I'm going to be very busy this weekend redoing my froggys home using all of this wonderful information. Any other awesome 'do it yourself' ideas are welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged chipmunk View Post
    Carlos, excellent suggestions!! Lave rock is one of my all time favorite substances! I have aquascaped tanks with it, used it for drainage, and it's my never fail ultimate bio filter medium!!! It's so under rated in it's uses. And it's freaking cheap!!!
    Is lava rock used for grilling?
    Is this the right stuff?

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    Yup. That will work.
    1.0.0 Oophaga Pumilio 'Black Jeans'
    0.0.10 Phyllobates Vittatus
    0.0.3 Phyllobates Terribilis 'Mint'
    0.0.3 Dendrobates Tinctorius 'Patricia'
    0.0.5 Dendrobates Leucomelas
    0.0.2 Dendrobates Tinctorius 'Powder Blue'
    0.0.2 Ranitomeya Variabilis 'southern'
    0.0.3 Epipedobates Anthonyi 'zarayunga'
    1.2.0 Phyllobates bicolor
    0.0.3 Dendrobates tinctorius 'azureus'
    0.0.1 Avicularia Avicularia
    0.0.1 Gramastola porteri
    0.2.0 Canines
    1.0.0 Tabby/Maine Coon Mix
    2.1.0 Genetics Experiments
    0.1.0 Bed Bully

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