I don't know if you were still considering adding newts to this setup. If you are, I would strongly advise against it. Most newts require much cooler temperatures than fire belly toads and would most likely not appreciate the incessant humping haha. Great setup by the way. It came together quite beautifully. Half land, half water tanks really grab my eye for some reason. I can't wait to see it once the plants are grown in.
I agree Dylan,
After watching my 6 firebellies for a while, I wouldn't subject anything else to the lovefest :-)... Thanks for the heads up...
Since My last post ive gotten a few plants from my roomate. He works on Ponds so he got me some pennywart, some moss, and a few more surface plants i cant pronounce. Ive also added some pathos and rabbits foot fern from my front yard. All seem to be doing nicely. I get mushrooms if i close the lid for a day and open it again. like clockwork. I threw a couple platys in there and they seem to drop a baby every few days or so. I know how we all love pictures so here are as many as I can get on here for you.