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Old 03-27-2009, 07:36 AM   #21
 
um no I dont know which ones I would want. I do know I would want probably tree frogs. Was thinking of getting a tall pillar like tank or hexagon and have it besomething cool with a waterfall but not just a waterfall I mean like water from the top goes down about half way and into a pool of water and then that pool has a waterfall that goes to the bottom where there would be fish. and have vines going from the bottom of the tank to the top, real plants,rain maker, caves.

Ive always wanted frogs but the closest I got was catching them in the back yard and making a tank for them out of a board game and cardboard and plastic. lol

Back on track, do you have any close up pictures? :)
Sorry you lost one
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Old 03-27-2009, 09:04 AM   #22
 
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Snows are awesome, I'm partial to them and the Aptor morphs myself. I have one lonely female Hypo Tangerine Aptor that I will someday find a mate (reptile shows are few and far away around here) I'm considering saving and getting an enigma from LGU.

I've done Poison darts, I love them. I do recommend however getting adults from a reputable source. The babies are so fragile, and alot of people still get illegally shipped wild caught frogs, It'll save you lots of heartache to get adults (Mint terribilis are my fav so far). They are easy as pie.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:41 AM   #23
 
I am trying to figure out sizes for frogs but am not having luck so far. I am really interested in the milk frogs. they look SOOOOO cool! and the australian blue phase whites tree frogs too. and also the imitater dart frogs. ok ill stop taking over this thread. lol should be about sand :-p
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:15 PM   #24
 
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Right right *insert something about sand here*

My personal favs are Aus. Dumpy Whites (Blue or normal phase). They are hardy vigorous eaters and VERY hard to go wrong with. However you have to remember they are kinda like the big bulls of the tree frogs, you don't want to put anything fragile as far as plants in there (I use pothos and mother-in-law tounge in mine) with them and they are very likley to try and eat fish. They are also pretty dirty (kinda like goldfish i guess) so you want something you can clean often unless you intigrate a filter sytem in your waterfall----even then, they make big poops.

Typically tho, they aren't boring, they don't really try to hide, and its a ton of fun when feeding time comes around. Plus you can actually handle them. I read somewhere they did a study on them and they release a chemical when you handle them that lowers blood pressure. I've never had one that didn't dig being handled either. Mines sitting on his log basking away as I type :)

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Old 03-27-2009, 04:36 PM   #25
 
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there should be enough sand here,so we don't have to worry lol
i don't mind at all that this has turned to frogs. :)
"ribbit" as much as we like.
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:32 AM   #26
 
i was thinking of using a canister filter to work as the waterfall. just something to keep the water turning over but not to strong of a waterfall. Not sure how to do it. I have never kept anything like a frog. fish and 5 snapping turtles in a 10 gallon tank when they were babies. *yes i know it was a small tank* let them go in the pond once they started swimming after the feeder fish and catching them on their own. but even then i never cleaned the tank. lol I was soo young and stupid back then. :)

do you have any good sites for frogs or pictures of your frogs? As for plants I am not sure yet. I guess it all depends on what frog i get. hehe.

Gotta love hijacking a thread about sand to frogs. :)

btw hows the tiles going for ya willow?
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:44 AM   #27
 
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hi
the tiles are really good,very easy to clean !
and i don't have to smooth out any lump,because there arn't any.
that's the trouble with sand,i like it flat all the time.
the foot prints drove me crazy
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:26 PM   #28
 
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Those enclosures are really cool, where did you get them?? I'm setting up a spare tank I have for Leo's right now, I'm just finishing a fake rock background for it and waiting for the stand and I'm good to go :)
I was going to use play sand in mine as well, but I was too worried about impaction so I bought Vita-Sand. I was thinking about using tiles as well, but I don't know I just love sand too much.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:43 PM   #29
 
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Those enclosures are really cool, where did you get them?? I'm setting up a spare tank I have for Leo's right now, I'm just finishing a fake rock background for it and waiting for the stand and I'm good to go :)
I was going to use play sand in mine as well, but I was too worried about impaction so I bought Vita-Sand. I was thinking about using tiles as well, but I don't know I just love sand too much.

thank you. :)
my OH made them from a book case,and added the glass runners,and went to a glazier(sp)
for the glass.
the sand issue........i like sand,although it drove me crazy,i had to have it level all the time,
and no foot prints(don't ask i'm a little crazy sometimes)......anyhoo...........the other
reason for not using sand was the fact that the sand would have got caught in the glass runners,
when i had them in a tank before,the sand was ok,i used play sand,and it was ok.
if you want a pic of the other tank they were in just let me know.
will you be able to show pictures of the finished tank ? :)
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:28 PM   #30
 
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Haha everyone's got OCD to some level. Yes, I can see why sand wouldn't work well with that setup. I like it a lot though!
Of course I'll put up pics of the tank when it's finished, I'm hoping the stand will be ready by Thursday and I'll have everything set up.
I'm excited :D
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