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Postby davo43 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:52 pm

i just used moss and ferns, the gravel will be going though as i dont want them eating any by mistake, will use peat moss and soil i think as banjo frogs like to dig and i dont think they can with bigger pebbles in there

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Postby Michigan » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:45 pm

be sure to post pics when you've finished. :)

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Postby melcoggio » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:24 am

den wrote:OOLAM8R, the moss that is hanging is the stuff you can buy from aquariums, like hair. Not sure what type of moss if on the right but it's growing on rocks.

Ann, love the fig! I can't wait to get one, going to check out bunnings end of this week for sure


oh that moss is known as grandfathers beard - its an air plant but loves a mist every now and then

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Postby Nano07 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:07 pm

This is the new setup of our tank. We used the same method and materials that we used in the previous setup, but we made some changes (improvements?), so we'd like to call it v2 ;-)

Finally got around to taking some more photos (still a bit crappy ones as my camera is broken so I took them with the phone) ;-)

Hope you like it!

These are some pieces of wood we found in the forest behind our house...
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A mushroom we found in our backyard. We used it to create a stand. At the moment water runs through it so they go there when they want to get wet :)

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Laying expanding foam on the background together with some pieces of wood... The bottom (ground area), is a work in process at this stage... It has been cut but still needs foam to cover the front...
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Testing the ground area with the background. Everything seems to fit perfectly! :)
The background had the front done with foam, then a layer or black pond sealant and immediately some coco peat sprinkled on top. The ground area has the same process but instead of coco peat, we sprinkled sand on top of the pond sealant.

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Here you can see the area that has been allocated to the pond/aquarium...
You can also see the filter pipe sticking out. It will be covered with rocks later on.
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Added some plants, moss some rocks and water :)
We also setup a rain system at the top of the lid. We added some aquarium tubing with tiny holes, connected to the waterfall. We also added some taps to be able to divert the water to the waterfall or to the rain system.
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The pond! :)
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Added some more aerial plants!
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and also more aquatic plants
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And... This is a video of the tank running - on a rainy day- ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-oBqw4X_Ww
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Postby Michigan » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:17 pm

Hey that looks awesome, how often do you turn the rain feature on? I noticed in the vid you have guppies in the tank, do you have any other fish in there & what type of frogs do you have?
Beautiful job on the background, the whole thing looks amazing :D

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Postby Nano07 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:23 am

Thanks for your nice comments Michigan! :)

I have 6 Green Tree Frogs raised from tadpoles (3 months old) and 2 Stripped Marsh Frogs (also 3 months old).

And in the water, 6 x Guppies and 3 x White cloud Mountain Minnows.

As these kind of frogs are found in my area, I like to keep the tank 'in sync' with the outside world, so I turn on the rain system when it rains outside. I have also added a tap to control the rain intensity :)

This is so addictive! I'm loving it! I found that I'm watching less TV now! and even when I do, I keep turning over to see what's going on in the tank! ;-)

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Postby Michigan » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:56 am

Hey Nan your right about it being addictive - I now prefer to watch my frogs rather than TV also.
I love watching how everyones mini ecosystems are going :wink:

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Postby highlyevolved » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:13 pm

Thought I'd share the construction of my tank for my 6 Red Eyed Tree Frogs. Started with a second hand 60cmX60X45 tank that came with a waterfall background for a tank of a different size! So I thought I'd make the rest of the background myself using expandable foam (took a few notes from this forum). I started with making a false bottom working around the waterfall feature and leaving a little room for a small pond area. False bottom made of eggcrate (not easy to find tracked some down from a specialist plastics supplier) and pvc piping to support it.
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Postby highlyevolved » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:17 pm

Added some styrofoam so I could place a few small pots to plant a couple bromeliads later on
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Postby highlyevolved » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:28 pm

Used black expandable pond foam. Was a little pricey but I liked that it was black and 'fish safe'. Stuck in a couple vines as well.
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Postby highlyevolved » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:33 pm

Used aquarium safe silicone and glued a combination of eco earth coc fibre and peat moss to the expandable foam. Then I let the tank sit for a week to air out and ensure the silicone was fully cured.
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Postby highlyevolved » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:44 pm

Then added all the furnishings. Including humidifier, waterfall using a canister filter. Some ecoearth and peatmoss to the land area. Sphagnum moss. Live plants including a couple bromeliads, peace lily spider plant, spanish moss, mondo grass, and lucky bamboo. Rocks, branch, gravel A couple rock ledges as well just to be excessive haha. Finished product!

Here's a short video of my froggies enjoying their new tank.
Cheers :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhMe7RW7ia4
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Postby highlyevolved » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:16 pm

Thanks for the kind words on my setup. Yes it did take alot of research, perserverance and planning but was worth it and was fun to put together. My other setups are simpler but still attractive and do the job quite well. I have 5 perons in another tank they are very entertaining and quite hardy little frogs. So whatever you put together I'm sure they will flourish and it seems you are on the right track. I guess with tank setups you can keep it simple or endulge as much as you want, or can afford or have the time and patience to maintain. What I would recommend to anyone although not necessary is a rock or mushroom ledge, I got one for all my tanks now and it is what my frogs use the most. My Perons and Red Eyes sit on them all through the night and observe their surroundings. Even my Golden Bell frogs love to perch themselves on a ledge all day, and they generally arent big climbers...or I thought they werent until I got them a few more climbing materials.

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Postby Michigan » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:54 pm

Great looking set up Highly Evolved

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Postby melcoggio » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:19 pm

Herper, is that moss java moss? and how long did i take to grow/cover on the ground? looks amazing

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Postby angsma » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:19 pm

Hi all, just noticed a lot of you have setups for GTFs with just a waterbowl as opposed to fully having water at the bottom of the tank. Is this enough for tree frogs, or do you also need to mist daily?

Just wondering because Im currently setting up a GTF enclosure but the tank I have has a water leak, so am still deciding whether to attempt to re-silicon the glass, or to just have coir peat/chipbark as the substrate and use a water bowl instead.

Any ideas?

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Postby highlyevolved » Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:47 am

A waterbowl is fine for tree frogs. Tree Frogs as the name suggests are not aquatic at all, all they need is a bowl of water to soak themselves in and they are happy. So if you want to set up your tank that way its fine, and much less maintenance as well.

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Postby melcoggio » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:31 pm

I've spent most of my Uni holidays setting up this tank upgrade for my Red Eye's and Dainty's. Used Jesse's tanks as inspiration but added my own touches. http://www.youtube.com/user/JesseAKASlick?feature=watch

Pretty pleased with it, but only thing i would change is that i made the land section out of foam, and when i added water it floated. :(
also the waterfall floods some of the plants in the background. Next time i would probably control the water path to travel around the plants.
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Postby MrFordEL » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:15 am

thats one good looking setup there nice and colourful. but the weight of everytjing else on that foam bottom wouldnt it push it to the bottom??

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Postby Simmo2302 » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:38 pm

u could allways use aquarium safe silicon to hold the foam down.

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Re: My new Viquarium set-up

Postby Cypher » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:47 am

Novice294 wrote:I purchased a new large tank and found an easy (for me) way to turn it into a half and half tank by getting a Tetra Fauna Viquarium.


Hey Novice, love your set-up. I've got a Viquarium too. I was wondering what & where do you get that other fake rock enclosure in your set-up?

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Postby Cypher » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:01 pm

Cheers for the reply Novice. As "beautiful" as that large waterfall is, I think I'll hold off trying to locate it...I own so many reptile ornaments these days compared to enclosures or critters!

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Postby toadie » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:56 pm

Just wondering where i can find the tetra fauna viquarium in australia

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Postby Cypher » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:31 pm

toadie wrote:Just wondering where i can find the tetra fauna viquarium in australia


I had no luck enquiring with the local pet shops I know so I ended up ordering it through Amazon, from America.
Amazon also had the best price compared to other sites.

The only factor being is that you'll have to buy a separate powerhead here as the one from America runs on a different voltage.

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my tank

Postby davo43 » Sun May 05, 2013 5:08 pm

i recently built this background and house my banjo frogs in it


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