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Postby MrFordEL » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:55 pm

Here is a update of my temporary tank i made some little thing differently. as the cardboard is brown which was turning my frogs brown and these guys change there colour super quick to be comoflarged to what there sitting on.

so i added some green colour paper haha.

i picture of when the lights on
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And a picture of the light off.
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Postby possum191003 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:31 pm

My photos Mr Ford EL ??? If you double click they come up bigger

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Postby Marshie Man » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:50 pm

Is that night glo mate? i have always wondered what it actually looks like.

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Postby MrFordEL » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:37 am

yes repti glow night globe 75watt it looks awesome

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Postby MrFordEL » Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:38 am

possum191003 wrote:My photos Mr Ford EL ??? If you double click they come up bigger


yeh i knew that on yours but i was talking about phillip's pictures

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Postby Chris Key » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:30 am

Here's where my marshies live:

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Postby ~heket~ » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:35 am

Nice setup :D It's inspiring me to go and collect things to improve my marsh frog tank at the park and mitre10 hah.

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Postby Marshie Man » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:00 pm

Nice setup chris :) what substrate are you using though? I can see that there is gravel but i am wondering where the plants are getting there nutrients from thanks :)

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Re: new enclosure

Postby tsfardea » Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:21 pm

mudimans wrote:this is my new enclosure i just finished building. got a few finishing touches to go. more now since i looked at the frog mansion. i really like the foam rock wall idea. so looks like i'll be making a bit more mess in the garage shortly.

WOW that must have been difficult to build. It's an absolutely stunning cage.

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Postby ~heket~ » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:37 pm

Well I said it inspired me and here are my results...

The 2 remaining Marshie's new tank:
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My lone Crinia Signifera's tank "No name" lol:
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The two tanks side by side (Marsh frogs left) for some reason..
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Indoor frogging! No name seems to be the only one I can get a pic of :#
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And last of all, this weird water snail decided it would come along and live with the frogs!
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Postby MrFordEL » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:43 pm

there awesome setup guys love them!

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Postby Chris Key » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:51 am

Marshie Man wrote:Nice setup chris :) what substrate are you using though? I can see that there is gravel but i am wondering where the plants are getting there nutrients from thanks :)


ty! it's gravel only :) there's a pump that circulates the water 4 times a day and partitions in the substrate that force the water to travel horizontally through it, creating a natural filtration system. the plants all have established root systems in the gravel now, so extract the nutrients from the water that pumps through. In addition, in the very first partition the water is pumped into, I put the filtration media from my fishtank so there was a massive boost of bacteria there to start the waste breakdown process.

I selected only plants that were happy with waterlogged roots - spider plant, mondo grass, bromeliad and there's even a species of carnivorous Utricularia in there.

I've performed one water change in the last 3 months. In every measurable way the water quality is excellent - pH, kH, gH, nitrates, phosphates, everything is good. And, of course, there's been tadpoles morphing in it so it must have been OK :D

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Postby Marshie Man » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:58 pm

I thought bromeliads likes their roots dry? An how come you have 45 degree water/land separater even if the gravel is getting water into it any way....is it so the gravel doesnt fall in the water?

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Postby MrFordEL » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:09 pm

Marshie Man wrote:I thought bromeliads likes their roots dry? An how come you have 45 degree water/land separater even if the gravel is getting water into it any way....is it so the gravel doesnt fall in the water?


i dear say that theres a bit of glass in there not to the bottom so water can surculate and rocks glued on by silicone to the glass???

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Finally my tank is completely done, well 90%

Postby MrFordEL » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:12 pm

Here is the pictures most of you guys have been waiting for. finally have my tank up and running, the frogs are loving it to bits they feel like they are free lol.

I have to add some more plants so its 90% finished but this is what my tank looks like now, with my custom background i had made.

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Postby Marshie Man » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:02 pm

Wow thats really good. Nice work. I reckon you should add some plants though so they can take over the tank and the frogs would love it :)

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Postby MrFordEL » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:14 pm

Marshie Man wrote:Wow thats really good. Nice work. I reckon you should add some plants though so they can take over the tank and the frogs would love it :)


Yeh shooting off to sydney for the weekend so ill do it when i get back. got a climbing vine there think ill get naother one plus some more. and even some water plants 2

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Postby Herper » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:41 pm

Wow some stunning setups in here. I managed to scavenge some great ideas :D

Here's a couple of mine.
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Postby Kristen » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:58 pm

Herper are they hard to clean?

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Postby Herper » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:30 pm

Easy as pie, but Im not extremely fussy.

Quick water change once or twice a week. 5mins.
Scrub glass once a month i suppose.

I'm forever changing tanks around often full over haul. I like trying new things, and or I just keep coming up with new visions.
Frog waste = good fertiliser.

Probably should have an undergravel filter in the top two vivs. Bottom viv has a stream, from left to right, down to a canister filter so that almost looks after it self.

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Postby Kristen » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:34 pm

Well they look amazing, so well worth the cleaning. :)

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Postby Herper » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:39 pm

Thank you. I will have to get some more recent pics, things have grown, few more frogs added, the viv's are forever evolving :lol:

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Postby Herper » Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:16 pm

Cleaned the glass today, so took the opportunity to snap a couple of pics.
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Postby ~heket~ » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:34 am

Wow it looks stunning! That would be perfect for Marsh frogs, I might try to achieve something like that when I have got enough cash for the tank i'll use. And just out of curiosity, how long is that tank?

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Postby Herper » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:02 am

Thank you.

Dimensions are 120cm x 38cm x 38cm. I plan to make it double the height some day.

Very easy to do, cost me nothing, did have tank, filter and lights already but the rest, riverstones, sand, moss and driftwood was all free :D


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