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    Discussion in 'Reptiles, Amphibians and Other Exotic Pets' started by PYRU, Jun 1, 2018.

    1. Bigfishnut

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      Wow man....that really sucks!
       
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      PYRU Redtail Catfish

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      Playing around with some wood.

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      Here's an update on my tank we couldn't get the stream flowing right but I'm still pretty happy with how it came out for my first vivarium.

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    4. PYRU

      PYRU Redtail Catfish

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      It's looks great. Those highland bronze have super nice colors. I think I'm going with a group of el cope auratus myself.

      Can I offer some constructive advice? Instead of the moss cover (looks like sphagnum). Use a layer of crushed leaves (microfauna) on top of your substrate then put whole leaves on top of it. Sphagnum will make it too swampy and can cause foot rot. Not dogging it looks great. Just some advice from costly past mistakes
       
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      PYRU Redtail Catfish

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      Since we're talking about auratus heres my 2 favorites....capurgana & Pena blanca. Super shy from my experience

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      Thanks I'll swap the moss out soon.
       
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      Why crushed? Whole leaves would provide more hiding spots for the frogs.

      Also, just to clarify, microfauna are the microscopic fauna, not crushed leaves (I know you probably know that, I may have just read it wrong).
       
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      Crushed leaves are for your springs & iso's. Then you put your whole leaves on top of that. Its creates more of a refuge for them. Just a trick some of the old timers told me about yrs ago. Sort of like tucking potato pieces under your litter or adding repashy "morning wood" (real name i swear).

      Microfauna = crushed leaves? I appreciate you trying to be correct but come on man wtf? Haha
       
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      I thought you meant only add crushed leaves... Makes more sense now. I just read it wrong.

      You wrote:
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      which looks like you are saying that crushed leaves are called microfauna, hence my reply clarifying that microfauna is not crushed leaves, but the microscopic organisms.
       
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      PYRU Redtail Catfish

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      i was going to wait until next year, but being an addict...

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