Hi guys I'm finally coming back to frogs after a 5 year hiatus, and since I'm all grown up now I've been wanting to create a very unique set up. Well i designed cage with a false bottum and a really great looking design. The only problem is that even in using recommended substrates my design has led to a few issues with drainage and water coloring.
I have a water falll / stream that moves diagnoly through the terrarium, at its ending point its spreads over a large rock and then goes down through about 3 inches of soil, pebbles, and charcoal. It then settels down into the resevoir in the bottum. What this has done is created somewhat of a tea bag effect, in which the water instantly turns tea colored as it moves down through the soil.
Now my question is, will this someday become harmful to the frogs and will I have issues with mold and bacteria that could kill the poisen dart frogs. These things are huge investments and I really dont wanna see that die cause of a water fall. I will just design some really catchy water bowl layout if i have to. Thanks for yalls help.