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Greetings from Denmark
#1
Hi all you great Froggers.

My name is Flemming. (Users name: "Flemish", being meaning of my name!)
- Now being lurking arround for some time. Before writing in too many threads, I figured I´d better make an introduction!

I have been amazed by life in the Amazon/ rainforests as long I can remember, but I primarily pointed my attention to life below water surface with the fishes. I have kept aquariums now for some +25 years, and decided now was time to try new...
I have been lurking arround PDF for some time, reading and studying different aspects with keeping these!

- The Vivarium is ordered with measures, in centimeters: 75 tall, 100 deep, 50 wide. (Some 99 Gallons.)
Made from Pilkington "Opti White" glass.

From my years with reefkeeping I was a great admirer of this tank:
Reefkeeping Magazine - December 2011 Tank of the Month
- And I would like taking inspiration by the way he was aquascaping, but to do it by usin Mopani roots instead.
I think I will call this build "Bonzai Peninsula"

Backwall with be part covered with Xaxim, and artificial rocks by the company: *Back To Nature. Buttom will be covered by *BTN, combined with leaf litter.

I haven´t quite figured out how I will make it, either to transport water to a stream via "False Button". Or if I will have a sump! (It might be a sump to keep pump/ cords out of the enclosure!)

- Plan is to keep a arboreal species, I have not yet decided which it is going to be.

In buttoms wet zone I will keep Anubias barterii Var: "Nana". On the "Bonzai tree" I will keep only epiphytes, and keep number of species low. But with many of each!

I will make a "build thread" when Vivarium arrives!

I give thanks.
/Flemming.
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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#2
Welcome to Dart Den Flemming.

Glad to have you here !

Interesting freshwater pics that you posted earlier. We have a few Cichlid enthusiasts here as well. Looking forward to your first build and that conservancy link looks awesome.

Enjoy yourself here and post often.

~Phil
https://www.facebook.com/dartden/

https://twitter.com/DartDen


"Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana".
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#3
Hey Flemming,
Welcome! Thanks for introducing yourself, seems like many people don't take the time to do that. Best of luck with your "leap" into dartkeeping (yes, lame joke I know). Anyway, we all like build threads...just throwing it out there Smile
-Field
-Field Smith
Some frogs...
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#4
Welcome Flemming!

As Field said, always nice to get introductions. Many of us came from the Reef hobby, so no surprise to be sharing the same interest in Dart frogs : )

There are lots of great people in this forum, so take your time reading and sharing your experiences.

Regards
Scott
Scott - North Dallas
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#5
Welcome!
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#6
Philsuma Wrote:Welcome to Dart Den Flemming.

Glad to have you here !

Interesting freshwater pics that you posted earlier. We have a few Cichlid enthusiasts here as well. Looking forward to your first build and that conservancy link looks awesome.

Enjoy yourself here and post often.

~Phil

Thank you Phil.

- It is a great honour to be here, and to take part... Only now I´d wish I was reading more before ordering my new Vivarium, and because I didn´t makes me feel kinda stupid!! (!)

Part of the stupidity, is that I am also interested in Orchids... That does not make stupid in it self, but my approach does!
- Thinking like, making a rainforest environment. And only having thought of light requriments for the Orchids... That kinda makes the frogs come second, knowing what I know now. And that was not what I wanted, but all to "feel happy"!

My saltwater was viewed from 3 sides, and I liked that... Wanting my Vivarium to be like that, now realizing that my future darts might not be so fond of that idea because of light all arround. (!)

- And having paid 10% extra to have it build in "Opti White" is a pain in my but if I am to blind it on 3 sides...
Maybe I should keep this for Orchids, and order another for the darts... (!) 8) Big Grin :wink: :roll: Arrow Idea :?:
Thinking they might like a "cave environment" (!) better, with only dimm light... (By "cave" I mean closed on 3 sides!)

As for the link in signature, yes indeed. It is two Zoo´s here in Denmark responsible, one only 12 kilometers from me. And the other in Copenhagen.
That zoo close to me is second to the real thing, and they are doing a great job with inspirering environment. For the animals too...

I hope the attached photos is not concidered bad propaganda!
- It is nice to pick up inspiration at a Zoo actually when one can not afford the real thing. (Or not at the moment that is!)
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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fieldsmith Wrote:Hey Flemming,
Welcome! Thanks for introducing yourself, seems like many people don't take the time to do that. Best of luck with your "leap" into dartkeeping (yes, lame joke I know). Anyway, we all like build threads...just throwing it out there Smile
-Field

Thank you for your nice welcome!

- Not lame at all... It actually is a giant leap for me! (!) :wink:

When I am throwing it "out there", I will need all the help I can get. Some luck too!
- I will maybe even need some crticism for the sake of my future darts... Please do!

Flemming.
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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RanaVenenosa Wrote:Welcome Flemming!

As Field said, always nice to get introductions. Many of us came from the Reef hobby, so no surprise to be sharing the same interest in Dart frogs : )

There are lots of great people in this forum, so take your time reading and sharing your experiences.

Regards
Scott


Thank you Scott.

- I did a lot of hard work in the reef hobby, being concerned about cianide fishing... But I really never did make a "Den" (!)
People only was interested in buying fishes cheap as possible... Not buying the somewhat more expensive handcaught ones!

I feel that I have found a niche here where I possible can participate... Maybe even make a "den" (!) Wink

A movie from my tank:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPzhCxuMc0Y

- NB. Turn volume down as it was recorded a bit too loud! :!:
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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EntoCraig Wrote:Welcome!

Thank you! Smile

Flemming.
Flemming, Denmark.

http://www.regnskoven.dk/en/nature-cons ... de-sumaco/
(In English, about conservancy in Ecuador)
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