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Since I am oh so new to this hobby I just want to double check something with you guys.

Would a 10g viv. be ok in my walk-in closet? These frogs wont keep me up will they? And , the bulb I'd be using, is a single "reptiglo 2.0" bulb... which I can't imagine would get very hot? I don't want any fire hazards.

Just some concerns... need to get EVERYTHING figured out before it gets built and such.
 

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The only problem you might have is the humidity in the closet. Most dart frog calls will not keep you up all night compared to some other species. I have 7 Tanks in my bedroom and have no problems at night just the occasional pumilio call after I turn the lights out, other then that they are silent.

However I would suggest putting them somewhere you will be able to see them on a regular basis. They really are quite interesting to watch and it's kinda hard to appreciate them in the closet.

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I think I should have chosen my words more carefully in the other post.

I currently already have a 20g saltwater aquarium in my bedroom :D
My closet is very visible, and they will get MORE than enough attention, from either me or my family.. they always check in on my fish anyways.
If I were to leave the closet door open at all times, would humidty still be a big issue?

Pardon my newbiness to the hobby, but what is a "pumilio" call?

I am getting excited .... ahah
 
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Again, pardon my newbiness...

The type of dart frog in which I am wanting to keep is the auratus? Is that spelt correctly? Sorry if it is. This is the type I am going to keep (it was listed as a beginners frog, and I like the colors) Are these guys loud?
 

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Auratus are quiet. Dart frogs are diurnal. Use an all glass lid to keep humidity up. Why would the fact that it is in a closet affect humidity? If the tank is sealed what does the outside have to do with it? I would find a different bulb. I don't think those lights do good for the plants.
 

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Diurnal or not, I have had some frogs wake me up in the morning (very rarely) and some that have called late into the night (almost an hour after lights out). I agree with Greg about the humidity, but you might have to worry about the lights generating heat in a confined closet. Also, no tank is ever 100% sealed so you might keep an eye on any mildew smells.
 
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mydumname,

can you recommend a bulb for a 10g tank then? not really looking to drain my wallet.

oh yeah, also I wanted to ask... do frogs and or plants have a certain photoperiod? how many hours a day should there be light in the tank?
 

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Yeah, I have heard of frogs calling at night, but auratus will be no problems. I have my lights turn on at 8AM and off at 10PM. A light that would work for a simple, cheap setup, check out my post in this link (about 8 posts down):

http://www.dendroboard.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=5274&highlight=6500k

Some people like them, others say they don't cover the whole tank, but I think they are fine. They are cheap too and I noticed my tillandsias started to put out pups shortly after using these.
 
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