I’m going to be setting up a roughly 80 gallon corner tank as a paludarium and I’m wondering if it would be ok to put my Leucs in if I did roughly 1/2 or 2/3 land?
That's a question best posed on a reptile forum where you stand a good chance of talking to a handful of keepers familiar with the species. I believe RFUK is still maintaining a good community.Would a crocodile skink work? Fish aren’t a necessity I’m originally a fish keeper until I got darts and now I’ve jumped into more amphibians/reptiles.
I have kept leucs in a heavily planted paludarium with 3/4 land and open water for over 15 years with no problems at all. I add leaf litter to produce tannins in the water, tannins have an anti-fungal/anti-bacterial benefit. I use bags of leca under the land portion, with a small pump to increase water movement from the back to the front of the paludarium and a small filter in the open water section to keep the water surface gently moving. The plants roots have made their way into the water table over time, further enhancing the nitrogen cycle. Occasionally I remove a gallon or so of water and replace it with spring water. The advantage to having open water is that high humidity is constant, so spraying can be done by hand rather than installing a misting system. Hand spraying allows me to monitor the health of my frogs regularly. They always know that feeding follows spraying, so they come forward for me to assess their condition, and to make sure they are eating enough. They eat a lot.I’m going to be setting up a roughly 80 gallon corner tank as a paludarium and I’m wondering if it would be ok to put my Leucs in if I did roughly 1/2 or 2/3 land?
I have kept leucs in a heavily planted paludarium with 3/4 land and open water for over 15 years with no problems at all.
Think it was a great question to ask on the forum -- we all start at low skill level and get better because we communicate. Thank you leefers1 for the excellent response with details on how to make it work.Yes, I think it can be done well. But, if you have the skills to pull it off you are not asking basic questions on this forum.