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david
9th May 2005, 11:04
Please kindly comment on my humble little
garden.
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<font color="ff0000">Moderator: Edited photos to read top down</font>


(Message edited by apples on May 10, 2005)

juraj
9th May 2005, 11:10
Excellent http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/happy.gif. How big is it ?

david
9th May 2005, 11:27
Thanks for your comment.

My tank is only less than 2ft.

william
9th May 2005, 12:40
very nice, what animals are in it?

david
9th May 2005, 14:17
Three Rana sp. and two juv. Firebelly newts

here's a pic of the Rana.sp. with luminous
green vertebral stripe.http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/7618/35611.jpg

jennifer
9th May 2005, 14:51
It's a beautiful vivarium. When you say "juv firebelly newts" do you mean "Rana dinner"? Even if they don't become Rana dinner, I suspect the newts will disappear into the moss and crevices and it will be hard to know if they are eating or even still in there. Although I love the setup, I probably wouldn't put small newts into it. What are you using as food?

david
9th May 2005, 15:06
I am using frozen blood worms and freshly molted
mealworms.

Always seen them feasting together on the frozen
blood worms. No problem of attacking each other...but I am considering your advise of just
keeping one species inside.

http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/7618/35628.jpg
innocent looking

jarno
9th May 2005, 16:37
Can you tell me something about the plants you used. It looks great.

william
9th May 2005, 17:06
do you know what rana sp. they are?

benjamin
9th May 2005, 18:22
The fact the newt is grey is a sign that it's being kept too warm.

sharon
9th May 2005, 18:28
GORGEOUS!! Now hubby wants to know why I can't make one that looks like yours!! lol maybe thats a good idea for one of my smaller tanks...

pamela
9th May 2005, 21:13
Just beautiful! I could live there (if I were real tiny). http://www.caudata.org/forum/clipart/happy.gif

andrew
10th May 2005, 03:38
OMG!! Thats a gorgeous setup!! Its paradise to me!!! That stream is soooooooooooooo enchanting!Man, I wish I could see it upclose. Hope all your animals appreciate it. Anything living in the water, it doesnt look like it could sustain any vertebrates.

david
10th May 2005, 05:39
<blockquote><hr size=0><!-quote-!><font size=1>William Jones wrote on Monday, 09 May, 2005 - 18:06 : (#POST54277)</font>

&quot;do you know what rana sp. they are?&quot;<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>

Oops..I just found that they are actually
Occidozyga Laevis, not Rana sp.

david
10th May 2005, 05:41
<blockquote><hr size=0><!-quote-!><font size=1>Benjamin Tajer wrote on Monday, 09 May, 2005 - 19:22 : (#POST54281)</font>

&quot;The fact the newt is grey is a sign that it's being kept too warm.&quot;<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>

I think it's due to the reflection from the lighting when I took the pic...thats why it looks greyish.

(Message edited by exotica on May 10, 2005)

david
10th May 2005, 05:49
Thanks for all your comments.

I need some advise here though...which amphibian
is more suitable for my setup?

I am thinking of taking out the C.orientalis
to place them in a more aquatic setup.

william
10th May 2005, 06:56
that might well be a good idea

heather
11th May 2005, 01:17
very good idea

david
14th May 2005, 08:58
Is my tank suitable to keep T.shangjing?

(Message edited by exotica on May 14, 2005)

jeff
16th May 2005, 17:36
If you modify it slightly it should be okay. shanjing need ventilation or they can develop skin problems, so you'll need to have a screen lid. Also, it looks a little too wet for shanjing. If you can keep the majority of it on the drier side then I would say go for it.

david
17th May 2005, 05:29
<blockquote><hr size=0><!-quote-!><font size=1>Jeff Fenn wrote on Monday, 16 May, 2005 - 18:36 : (#POST54989)</font>

&quot;If you modify it slightly it should be okay. shanjing need ventilation or they can develop skin problems, so you'll need to have a screen lid. Also, it looks a little too wet for shanjing. If you can keep the majority of it on the drier side then I would say go for it.&quot;<!-/quote-!><hr size=0></blockquote>

Thanks for the helpful advise.

Does.T.shanjing lay their eggs in water or on land?

jeff
25th May 2005, 16:51
shanjing lays eggs in water.

david
26th May 2005, 06:55
Thanks...what depth should the water be for mating &amp; spawning ?

mark
27th May 2005, 03:27
What kind of lighting do you use, I want specifics? I am wondering because that moss looks home made.

david
29th May 2005, 07:32
Hi Mark,
I am using only a 15W with D3 FL .

Those moss are bought from a nursery. comes in
big pieces, very lush green.