Well this past weekend I spent some time in the frog room cleaning tanks & fruit fly culture cups. The tanks were getting pretty bad so it was time for a much needed tank cleaning.
After each culture is done I place it in the freezer (in multiple layers of plastic bags). After I collect enough/ need room in my freezer I take them out and dump out anything that will fall out. Normally with the Saurian mix the media would fall out with a couple of squeezes of the cup, however with the new Repashy mix they were a lot harder to get out. Once they are pretty well cleaned I fill them with warm soapy water and let them sit. Then I go back and dump them out and wipe with a paper towel to get any larvae off the sides then rinse in hot water and set aside to air dry.
What is your method for re-using cups?
I didn’t take any before photos of this tank, because I wasn’t really thinking of it. But here is the after:
And I even found this plant ready to bloom. It was hidden by a bunch of overgrown plants. Anyone know what this plant is?
Here is the before for the split tank. The right side (tarapoto’s) I just cleaned the glass. The left side (Bakhuis) I rearranged and added some more plants as well as cleaning the glass.
Sorry about the foggy glass!
I took out the large plant which was on the right hand side and filled it up with some newly cleaned & washed plants from my plant grow-out tank.
How often do you find you need to clean your tanks?
I am planning on a post later this week that will have frog photos!