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Old 12-06-2007, 05:29 PM
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I'm in the last stages of getting everything ready before I get my frogs and have a couple more questions before I order them.

1. What is the ideal humidity right now it's over 90%?(Not sure if this is frog specific but Im getting 2 Blue and Black Auratus)

2. Ideal Temp?(running right aroud 78 -80)

3. My tank have been growing fine for the past month or so with no additional lighting, it's in my bedroom and the overhead light is on alot and I get alot of natural sunlight through my windows, will the frogs need more light since the plants seem to be doing fine?

4.I should be getting my FF's tomorrow or Saturday from Josh's and wanted to set up the cultures in a closet, will this be ok?

Thanks in advance for answering all my noob questions!
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Your humidity is perfect, temp is ok(over 80 isn't that great for the frogs), becareful of direct sunlight because of excess temperatures in the tank, and lastly FF in the closet may spur mite infestations in your cultures so the proper steps should be taken to prevent that. Other than those kinda things it sounds like you are well on your way.

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So a lower temp would be better? I don't know how I could really do that without lowering the temp in the entire house, and as it is my family complains that it's freezing in here....
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i would keep the tank away from windows/direct sunlight and if you go with supplemental lighting keep it well elevated off the tanks so that temps stay at ROOM temp and no higher.

You should do fine, there are plenty of successful pdf keeping in FLA.

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If you have a light laying right on top of the glass like I do, simply raise it up an inch or two. Or place a fan pointed at the tank.
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Your fruit flies will be fine in the closet. Mites are a concern regardless of where your cultures are stored.

What is the temp of the room? What are you using to measure the temp in the tank (what kind/brand of thermometer)?



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Like Doc said avoid direct sunlight. I keep my tanks at 78 degrees with 90% humidity and haven't had any issues (knocks on wood). Just try to keep your temp under 80 some frogs like higher temps, but I wouldn't suggest anything over 80. Best of luck
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