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New Tank In Progress

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I picked up this 47 gallon tank from my neighborhood tonight. The dimensions are 36" Long by 18" Tall by 17" Deep. I liked this tank in particular because the depth of the tank will help to make more space for the frogs. It was only 30$ including a light and a folding lid that's not pictured, and I bought it on craigslist!!! It was an amazing deal, and here are some pictures:

The tank with my hand as a scale:

My supplies (cork bark and driftwood), I will admit I did buy from Petco only because they had a 20% off sale. I don't think that there will be enough cork bark for the whole thing, so I think that I will use some Great Stuff too.

Here is the driftwood nailed together and how I would put it in the tank:

Please give thoughts and ideas to help me figure out a good plan for this amazing find!

Will Brinkerhoff
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Looks like it should be a nice tank! Is it going to be a new home for your leucs or getting more frogs?

If you need more cork, or plants, just let me know, I will be down in Ypsi in a week or two.
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Grapewood decomposes very quickly in a terrarium, it is excellent habitat for isopods and springtails though.

Other options are cypress (either driftwood or knees - I have extra knees as well), manzanita (can be found online if you search a little), malaysian which is pricey and heavy but will last forever, or mix in some jungle vines, along with using more cork tubes.

I would say to go with the highland bronze, I love the group that I have, or maybe mebalo.
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Tank and plants look great! Glad to see they are working out wel for you!
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