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Old 01-16-2009, 10:18 AM   #1
 
New - looking for advice

I have kept fish before but never amphibs of any kind.

I have been reading about vivariums and mixing fish with amphibs. Lots to learn.

I have two tanks. A 50g and a 10g. In the past I have used the 50 fir fish and the 10 was a snail tank that doubled as a quarantine.

Most of the vivarium tanks I have seem are more "land/open air" and less water. I have it in my head that I want to have more water say 2/3 water, 1/3 land or open air. or 75% water and 25% open.

I have been working with a combination of slate and styrofoam to build corner wrap land ramps and have sketched a rock ledge that will be in the center of the tank 6 inches below the water line that will have driftwood that extends to the surface and will provide so additional above water structure.

So I have perhaps worked backwards, toying with structure and then trying to find creatures that can inhabit it.

Any ideas on what kind of critters can live happily in such a place?
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:03 PM   #2
 
Well... what additional info would anyone need to be provide some feedback?
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:52 PM   #3
 
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I've seen some really nice vivarium set ups here (with more water, less land) but at the moment can't recall who had them. Off to go search for them now...
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:32 PM   #4
 
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If I ever had a tank like that, I would want mudskippers. They are Brackish, but so cute! Check them out at...(Franksaquarium.com)

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Old 02-05-2009, 09:55 AM   #5
 
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Check out my tank. I have more water than land. I have Newts in it. they live on both land and water. I have three newts, 2 primarily stay in the water and only come out periodically, the other one stays mostly on land and only goes in the water ocassionally.


Paludarium - 69 gallon Freshwater fish tank
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:21 PM   #6
 
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I'm glad you posted. Your set up was the exact one I was referring to in my earlier posting. It's a beautiful set up!
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:51 PM   #7
 
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hi
sounds like a nice idea :)
what about frogs ?
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