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Dendrobates auratus Vivarium (pic heavy) UPDATED

PuffDragon

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Hey Guys,

Just wanted to share this with you!! I just finished the initial setup of my vavarium I am making. Hopefully, I have my plants by the end of the week but definetly next week if not. I am going to house a group of 3-4 Blue and Black D. auratus Dart Frogs in it. I made it all by myself and had alot of fun doing it. I would write up a how to section but you can find it all on blackjungle.com's tuturial because that is what I used. There are 2 waterfalls, a small one on the left and a bigger towards the right. The pictures don't do it justice though. Once I plant it, I will come back and post some updated pics!! What do you guys think so far?

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that is looking so awesome already, can't wait to see what it looks like with plants! what kind of plants are you thinking of using ?
 

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Begonia rajah
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creeping fig-good climber
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Calathea undulata
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Some type of fern
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Selaginella moss-not sure what type yet but will be used for ground cover

and a few other randoms that will come in the sampler packl I oerdered. All tropical plants.
 

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the idea is that it will be self contained eco system but I will have to see what happens. I have a false bottom so the plants can grow and be maintained. Water changes will also help. The frog poop will act as fertilizer for the plants. Built it for less than $100 the most expensive part will be finding an aquarium/terrarium.
 

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That is one awesome setup, I would like to have one like that for my crestie.
 

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That is great looking Puff.Once my knee is healed in about 8-months,I'll get the stuff and maybe you can help me I have always been fascinated with poison darts
 

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I cleaned my dart frog tank very little (and more or less spot cleaned) when I had it going. It was probably the least maintenence of all of my tanks.. which is surprising since so many sites seem to suggest that they are one of hardest to maintain.

did you take any pics of you putting it all together ? probably not or you would have already posted them
 

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nah I didn't take pics of the building only because I used blackjungle's setup ideas. I will post some more pics once I get it planted. Then a few months down the line I am going to get my darts. Weather is too cold to ship them so I will have to wait until better climate.
 

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VARNYARD said:
That is one awesome setup, I would like to have one like that for my crestie.

yeah I was actually considering some cresties but wanted to try the Darts instead. If you got a tank lying around it's really easy to convert.
 

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Ok so my plants came in today and I got my Viv planted!!! Personaly, I liked the way it turned out! Now I just gotta grow them nice and strong til spring when I finally get my dart frogs. I think it will fill out nicely. Comments most welcome!

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