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    I am in the planning stages of a new build, I was inspired by SerpaDesign with his 10 gallon conversation videos. I was looking at Josh’s frogs for species and found reed frogs or clown frogs. I am leaning more towards reed frogs due to their size and colors (price as well). I will be using clay kitty litter for a background along with moss mix slurry on the background/wood. The tank will be bioactive with springtails, isopods, and red wrigglers. I am thinking about making it a planted tank with tropical plants and broms. I will use a homemade fogger (cool ultrasonic mister). I can’t have darts due to parents not wanting them and Fruit flies.

    Does anyone have any stocking recommendations? Or plant choices?
    I might get a few banana reed frogs, but it depends on what’s at the reptile expo in October.


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    For a vertical 10 you’d be better off siliconing a cork bark slab to the back and using the clay to fill gaps. The clay deteriorates with time though. Black PUR foam lasts almost forever and I’ve used it in every build. Plants will depend on your lighting. Bromeliads color best around 6500k or more and moss thrives in higher light. Ficus pumillio is a great filler but it takes a while from clippings to establish. For lower lighting, pothos is good but it roots into everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanDrobates View Post
    For a vertical 10 you’d be better off siliconing a cork bark slab to the back and using the clay to fill gaps. The clay deteriorates with time though. Black PUR foam lasts almost forever and I’ve used it in every build. Plants will depend on your lighting. Bromeliads color best around 6500k or more and moss thrives in higher light. Ficus pumillio is a great filler but it takes a while from clippings to establish. For lower lighting, pothos is good but it roots into everything.
    I got some plants this weekend from a local hobbyist, the plants I got are; golden pothos (Epipremnum aureum), satian pothos (Scindapsus pictus ‘Argyraeus’, Syngonium podophyllum ‘merry’, Peperomia caperata ‘burgundy’, English ivy ‘variegated, (Hedera helix), Neoreglia carcharodon ‘red spot’, Dusk moss mix and sheet moss


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    Default Re: 10 gallon vertical viv stocking

    I have decided that there will be one male Puerto Rican Crested Anole


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    Those sound like good plants, although both pothos and ivy grow like crazy and will probably need lots of trimming!

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    Default Re: 10 gallon vertical viv stocking

    That’s good, I like jungle tanks


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    Good, because the pothos will be a jungle all by itself. I've never heard of a bioactive tank with earthworms, let me know how that goes. If the soil doesn't get too wet it seems like it would work.

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    Default Re: 10 gallon vertical viv stocking

    I might just use red wrigglers, they can tolerate warmer temps and are way smaller too. I just picked up a marble queen pothos for the main plant


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    Here’s the progress on the conversion. Got all the holes drilled and pieces cut out for the door. Siliconed some bark pieces to vary the clay background. looking for some rocks and wood near Yellowstone this week and maybe some new CUC members....


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    The terrarium is finally finished! It has marble queen pothos, dusk moss mix, native mosses and lichen. The background is kitty litter with peat and forest moss mixed in. I have a hydroballs baselayer then exo terra biodrain the next layer is Joshs Frogs ABG mix the last two layers are exo terra forest moss and magnolia leaves. There will be native and white springtails as well as isopods, maybe some native millipedes too.


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    Default Re: 10 gallon vertical viv stocking

    Here’s The pictures


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    This looks fantastic. Good luck with it.

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