- Nov 15, 2003
Adelphobates galactonatus orange have arrived
Where's the crack in the tank? If it's not at the bottom then I would just silicone over the crack and you can get to work .@moricollins wow, those are gorgeous!
Update for me, the tank that I was going to start the viv build in arrived with a massive crack, so now I'm waiting for the company to ship me another one so I can get started. Starting to stress about it though since it stays pretty warm in my apt and temps aren't going to be great for frog shipping soonish, so I may have to wait until October for them to arrive. But on the positive side, the plants came in and they look great, so if worst comes to worst I'll have a nicely planted tank to look at until then.
I've thought about using silicone on it, but it's a huge spreading crack and I'm afraid that if I try to put things in and shift it the whole tank will go. It's on the back so it wouldn't be visible anyway, but it runs in several spots from top to bottom, almost from corner to corner starting at the central spot at the top. I don't think I have to return the old one to get the new one (or if I do they haven't told me yet), but with the damage to this one I'd rather play it safe. If it was just a little crack here or there I wouldn't be too bothered, but this one spans the whole 18" side in several spots. Unless you think the silicone would really shore it up enough (I don't have a ton of experience with silicone, so I don't know how strong it is, other than it not sticking film canisters to the bottom of a cardboard box)? I've got a couple pics I can post.Where's the crack in the tank? If it's not at the bottom then I would just silicone over the crack and you can get to work .
(Unless of course you have to return the cracked tank to get the new one).
One of my tanks that I'm currently rebuilding has a crack in the bottom (I broke the glass while drilling a drain hole :-( ), I siliconed a piece of plexiglass over the crack and it's water tight.
Depending where you live and if you're willing to drive there are a number of folks in Texas who keep/breed dart frogs
Cheap computer fans are awesome!Tank came in yesterday and got it all set up, so now it's just making sure I can keep it cool enough and the humidity high enough. I'm not too worried about the humidity, but the temps could be a challenge. It'll be closer to normal temps this weekend outside, so I can start experimenting with cooling methods.
I'd actually just started reading about that, how do you set them up? Are they actually inside the viv or blowing through an opening or...? Need to read more on that I think since that would probably be easier than trying to work with ice and cold packs and things.Cheap computer fans are awesome!