Complete Video Series on Building an Automated Vivarium.

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Complete Video Series on Building an Automated Vivarium.

Inlägg av robroy865 » 10 jun 2019, 13:12

I built a 800 liter vivarium that is almost completely automated. It houses 2 dart frogs. I made a video series and compiled everything into this blog:

https://indukudesign.com/2019/06/10/diy ... -vivarium/

In the series I show:
- The building of the structure
- Installation of the glass
- Installation of the lights, humidifier, fans etc.
- Automation with a Raspberry Pi
- Setup and planting
- The frogs :D

I was able to obtain most of the items from stores within Sweden - with the exception of the specific lights (but similar products are available here). It did however take a bit of time to find everything.

I would appreciate any feedback or comments (I will probably tweak and change things as time goes by).

Har inga grodor just nu!

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Re: Complete Video Series on Building an Automated Vivarium.

Inlägg av tropfrog » 10 jun 2019, 13:28

Hello Robroy

I have followed your build thread at dendroboard. Some comments that I would like to share:

Amazing job with the automation features! It adds one more dimention to the hobby.

Your third frog that died was week allready on arrival. Or at least when you shoot the clip with tree of them feeding.

Please consider to add much more hides in your tank and add a background. It serves two important tasks, make the tank look more beautiful and make the frogs feel more secure.

BR
Magnus

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Re: Complete Video Series on Building an Automated Vivarium.

Inlägg av robroy865 » 10 jun 2019, 14:54

tropfrog skrev:
10 jun 2019, 13:28
Hello Robroy

I have followed your build thread at dendroboard. Some comments that I would like to share:

Amazing job with the automation features! It adds one more dimention to the hobby.

Your third frog that died was week allready on arrival. Or at least when you shoot the clip with tree of them feeding.

Please consider to add much more hides in your tank and add a background. It serves two important tasks, make the tank look more beautiful and make the frogs feel more secure.

BR
Magnus
Hi Magnus,

Thank you for your comments. I thought that the frog that died was a bit weaker than the other two. He was also quite a bit smaller and slower.

Currently the creeping plants are starting to cover the back and one side pane and some of the ferns have actually also attached halfway up the glass. I will try to speed up the process a bit and hope that most of it will be covered before the end of the summer forming a natural background. This was, I admit, something that I should have done differently. I should have used wood for the back and attached something like coconut husk and from the start have plants on it by manually attaching them.

Most of the cork and wooden pieces have large hole beneath them forming caves (one where the frogs sleeps every night). The stump itself also have large hollow cave in which they sometimes hide. But I have added much more leaf litter and will add some more areas where they can hide.

Har inga grodor just nu!

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