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Old 10-05-2006, 06:05 PM
 
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Default Which is a better tank size for a pair of azureus?

I'm going to purchase a tank for a pair of azureus which I'll build soon. I was thinking about a 29 gallon, but I could save a few bucks if a go with a 20 Tall or a 20 Long.

I know that azureus doesn't climb much, but is the 20L high enough?

Which is best in your minds?
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A 20L doesn't leave much height for planting, though if you're just going to throw some pothos or something in there, that wouldn't be an issue.
I consider a 20H to be an all-around good sized tank.
If you have the room, (and a few extra bucks) treat the frogs to a 29.

With a few "terrestrial" species, I have noticed many of them really like to spend their nights in the highest spot they can get to in the tank.
This includes my yellowhead tincs, reticulatus, auratus and (when I had them) terribillis.

If I had the room, $, and time, all of my frogs would get a 24" or taller tank, just because I think the taller tanks, with the taller plants, look more natural. But that's my opinion.
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Thank you, Brian. Do you think a 29 gallon could be lit with a couple of dome lamps with those spiral "fluorescents", if I have them suspended above so as to negate the heat factor?

I'm trying to save a few bucks on lighting...
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Antone(frogtofall) had an awesome 29g he sold awhile ago - I think it was lit by 3, maybe 4 dome lamps. Check around on prices, though. I was able to find a 130w cf setup for about $70
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Yeah, you could go that route (dome lamps for lighting).
Add it up though...figure $5ish for each fixture $5 ish for each bulb.
Wal-mart has my favorite screw ins in the discontinued section right now $7, 30 watts, 6500k...best screw in I have seen.

Right there you are up to $30, for a little over $50, I bought a 65watt linear PC fixture and bulb from Josh's frogs...real nice light...looks way better than a bunch of domes (IMO).
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