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Old 12-27-2008, 10:18 PM
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Default New tank setup with pics.

Just completed setting up my first tank, a paludarium I believe. I would like to start with some beginners frogs and need advise. All the plants were 50 cent purchases at Lowe's. Temps have settled in at 75f during the day with a night time low of 68f. Humidity is approximately 80%. Setup includes a false bottom of egg crate and water temp. is 73f. I have a small cpu circulating fan that brings new air into the tank continuosly. Any ideas on frog types that would do well under these conditions?

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Old 12-27-2008, 10:47 PM
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Wow, nice setup! Your possibilities on frogs are almost endless. I would go with a couple of the larger tincs or terribilis for that tank.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:52 PM
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The tank has a water area of about 10" x 15" and 3" deep with running water. There are lots of wood and rocks that can be used to leave the water. Will PDF's be o.k. in this kind of setup?
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:53 PM
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Default Re: New tank setup with pics.

As long as you have access for the frogs to get out of the water you should have no problems.
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Default Re: New tank setup with pics.

How deep is the water? If you are into non-darts T. corticale would love that tank.
If the water is more than an inch or two I would either drain some or just get some kind of semi-aquatic frog or treefrog.

If you are stuck on darts then tincs, terribilis, or leucs would probably work.
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T. corticale! Is this the Vietnamese mossy frog? Do you know how delicate they are? I would hate to start out with a frog I can't handle and have it perish.
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Yes, T. corticale = mossies,
but they are one of the easiest frogs to care for. I have mossies and darts and the mossies are a lot easier to care for. Where did you hear they were delicate?
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Old 12-27-2008, 11:27 PM
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No, No, No! I didn't mean they were delicate. I stumbled onto them at another web site and being the skepticle type I wasn't sure I could handle them, being a first timer. I think my setup will be fine for them so I am going to give them a try!
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Default Re: New tank setup with pics.

what size tank is that?
My mossies are in almost complete water tank with driftwood sticking up out of the water.
Juvies use land more than adults.

I think a nice group of leucs would look nice in there.
Very nice looking tank
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:07 PM
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The tank size is 48'L x 12"H x 12"D. About one third is water that is filtered under the eggcrate. The tank also includes a small waterfall on the right with plenty of shallow areas, rocks and wood to easily move in and out of the water.
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