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Old 10-09-2019, 03:58 AM
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Default Just starting!

My girlfriend just got a 12x12x18 top-opening aquarium for free from her work and we would like to get some frogs.

5-6 years ago I got fairly interested in dart frogs and bought a 18x18x18 Exo Terra, and made a whole viv out of it (drainage layer, ABG, springtails, no background, plants, etc.). In the end, I got a Crested Gecko rather than frogs and the viv is still going strong (actually I upgraded to a 18x18x24). So I'm not a complete beginner. However, I've still never actually owned frogs and I want some help deciding what sort of set up we should get. The two main ideas are,

-- Fill the bottom with water (4-6 inches?), have a little sponge filter, plant it heavily with semi-aquatic plants (especially those that grow tall and reed like), get 4-6 reed frogs. Note that for this option there would be no solid ground, just plants over water, which I understand is natural for reed frogs?

-- Do a standard viv build with the drainage layer, a background (1-3 sides), deck it out with leaf litter and other forest floor oddities like seed pods and stuff, plant with broms and other classic dart frog plants and get 2-3 thumbnails.

Do these sound like viable ideas? Are the any problems associated with either of these ideas that I might run into? Are the thumbs OK for a beginner? How loud will the frogs be? What idea do you prefer?
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