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I've seen this asked before on frognet but never really heard it addressed.
I just finished building a a vivarium and the small pool of water is foamy, what causes this? Could it be harmful for the frogs? (everything I've heard before says not. Just curious if anyone knows why/what it is.
 
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The foam is caused by waste and proteins in the water. Basically you have created a natural foam fractionator (protein skimmer) which are used in marine aquariums as a filtration method. It is caused when fine bubbles interact with proteins in the water column. If you just take a small ultra-fine net and scoop out the foam every day you will be removing waste products from your vivarium.
 

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What is the water touching, gravel? If so, did you wash the gravel well? Did you clean the tank with a soapy substance or household cleaner? How does the water/foam feel in your fingers, smell?
 
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No funny smells, and yes I rinsed the gravel, with water, and I've only used water (no cleansers) to clean the vivairum.
 
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