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Just thought it would be interesting to show how my collection has grown this year.

Ok here was my first rack last Jan:


Here is what it has grown to in a year:

and then added this one:
 

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Thats not all of it, but most of it. I am thinking on some ideas to move most of what was in those pics to the basement. It will take a TON of cleaning to do that so i'm in no rush.
 

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:lol: No frog room is complete without a pile of extra "stuff" on top of the rack!
Hehe my 'frog room' / herp room is MY room, so really it's theirs, I just live in it. :p And since I don't yet have a rack, my extra "stuff" pile is scattered all over every surface in the room. :lol: My mom is thrilled.
 

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Ha Ha, sounds like a mini version of my apartment!
How things grow indeed!
Before I got into this hobby 2 years ago, I always thought my apartment size was just right...20 some tanks later, it's WAY too small!
 
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I end up like that then I have to cut back because it gets to be too much, then I repeat. I need to be rich to keep all the stuff I want, that or breed mass quantities of food for it all.
 

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Growing collection

Such an addicting hobby! Years ago I had a chance to get WC Azureus, got rid of everything else and filled the 4 or 5 tanks I had with the blue frogs. After about 6 weeks I regretted getting rid of the variety. There are so many different aspects of this hobby that keeps it challenging and interesting. When I left Cincinnati I had 20 tanks in my basement and an even larger collection on breeding loan at the Cincy Zoo. My only regret now is that my Florida house does not have room for that type of collection any more! I am jealous of those of you that have a second floor or basement to harbor collections. Keep up the good photo work Kyle, I wish you had been around to document some of the animals I have seen over the years!
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Thanks mark i'm still working on the photos.

As for those tanks both those racks are in my bedroom. I am planning to move a lot to the basement, but need to do a lot of cleaning and then find a way to heat it. I think the heat will be the biggest issue as it is a large basement but it stays pretty cold. I may build another room just for the frogs down there as it maybe a bit easier to keep warm. We will see...
 
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If I ever buy a house, I'm gonna have to make sure I get a couple of extra rooms just for animals. I've got 8 aquariums set up in the next room , all but 2 have turtles in them, and 12 in my room, half of those have nothing or feeders in them. And that's just beginning over again. lol I plan on getting some more tanks for other stuff like dart frogs and mantellas.
 

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Things grow

My basement in Ohio stayed in the low 70's in the summer and barely got above 70 during the day in the winter and everything did great. I think in captivity things do better on the cooler side, probably inhibits growth of bad stuff.
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If nothing else, If you were to put up some insulated walls, the lights on the tanks should keep it warm enough.
At the MDG meeting in Oshkosh, Becky said before she moved her frogs into the basement, they always had a heater running down there. Now the lights on the tanks do the job that the heater did...well! Her collection takes up a good portion of the basement though.

So get cracking! :lol:
 

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Hehe, I tested it and its about 65 down there with the vent closed. So the vent opened lights and a space heater as a backup late at night would be fine. Too bad the cleaning will be a pain. 20-30 HUGE rubbermaid containers should do it...

I'm in no rush still may build a large nice rack for the living room that would hold a number of tanks.
 
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