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  1. Parts & Construction
    Hey y'all. im just getting started in the hobby, I did tons of research and thought i had it mostly figured out but just found out otherwise after posting to a couple FB groups after getting my frogs yesterday. Ive been heating my Viv using a small reptile heating element and a temp controller...
  2. New Members Introductions
    I'm in the early stages of frog research here. I live in Alberta and it's cold. My house usually sits in the 16-20 (60-68) degree range. This is a little chilly for frogs.. Does anyone have luck using a heat lamp or ceramic heat emitter (obviously regulated to low with a thermostat) to add some...
  3. General Discussion
    Yesterday I got two Oophaga pumilio cristobals. I cannot keep my tank humid and warm. The temperature stays in the 69-72F range. I know for most frogs that is fine but I heard that pumilio prefer upper 70s. My lighting is an exo terra UVB 100 and an exo terra natural light. I have a fogger that...
  4. Beginner Discussion
    Please help... Over the last couple of days I can't get the tank temperature to go any lower than 79 degrees it even hit 110 or so my thermometer says. Could that even be possible??? or is my thermometer broken? It's a brand new exoterra hygro/thermo. If this is actually possible how do I...
  5. Beginner Discussion
    Hi All, Im a fourth yr vet student and have just set up my first DF terrarium :) I did a lot of research before finally deciding I just needed to get on with it, but as usual, once the frogs were here, felt pretty stupid and unprepared lol I got a lot of contradictory advice from different...
  6. Parts & Construction
    For all you lighting mavens, here's the dilly yo: 30 gal tank is 36 " long: -- 1 36" double flo strip across the FRONT (1 30w T8 Exoterra 6700K, 1 25w T8 Zoomed 5500K) In the BACK, the left side is screened, and has a basking bulb (lizards and hylids; here I mounted cactus and peperomia, they...
  7. Beginner Discussion
    My frogs stay in my basement where the temps are kinda low and the sticky heat pad things i buy never last more than a week. currently I have an electric heating pad, I bought when I threw my back out, taped to the back of the tank. It works great but its UGLY, what should I do
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