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Last night I started the multi-step process of splitting my tarapotos up. A good sign of a productive night is when you still have dirt under your fingernails the next day.
I have now emptied all the water out of the bottom of the Bakhuis tank. The water height was higher than I was expecting so I ended up taking everything out and siphoning out the water and then squeezing the water out of the substrate to mix in with new substrate. It is definitely still a work in progress, but it is much better and healthier for the frogs without the extra water.
Below is the before photo, taken a couple of months ago:
After all water was emptied and screening was put back over eggcrate with rocks on top of the edges here is what it looked like:
I spy 2 Bakhuis in the first photo. Can you find both of them?
Here are a couple this morning. One with a new piece of wood and the other without. Which do you prefer? I am not sold on it with or without the wood, but felt it needed something.
I hope that this weekend I will have time to finish up the tarapoto tank & drain that as well & then figure out sexes of frogs and start pairing them up so I can split them into 2 tanks! This is a very daunting task, because I am basically taking apart 3 tanks and redoing them all one after another instead of all at once like my engineer mind thinks I should be doing it. However, individually is good to ensure that I can get them done & each frog is back in their tanks in the quickest amount of time.