Terraforming planets via an atmosphere generator can take up to 30 to 50 years, but the 200 year reign of the colonial federation most planets settled have been terraformed. it was only 20 years after the first colony ships were sent on their pre-designated routes and re-united themselves with the jump drive that man eventually gained the secret to terraforming. but the atmosphere generator is not the only part, a carbon generator resides on a floating platform releasing carbon into the air, heating the planet and causing the sea levels to rise. if ice is present on the planet from ice asteroids brought in from the early years of the planet some billions of years ago if not ice will be brought in from the sub-zero temperatures of the outer astroid belts and dropped into possible locations for oceans or small lakes.
Oh no, a Banana toad caught on, man, its really really ugly, who the heck uses that much bananas on a creation, oh wait, me..
Oh well, this abomination i mean really look at all those bananas, anyway, this Banana toad is lucky because despite how much a soldier of the federation wouldnt care to blast that banana toad to timbuktu it will be taken aboard a science vessel, will be adapted to breath oxygen, and when terraforming is complete a several dozens of groups comprising of a male and a pregnant female Banana toads will be let out on a planet alongside a variety of other animals with the same alterations will be let back into its homes. predators will be let back in later so the herbivores can get themselves populated enough