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Old 12-04-2013, 02:51 AM   #31
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Bryan has a point, but one or two leucs would do ok in there. Auratus, like a green and bronze, would be better, and are bolder when adults than thumbs are.
One of the nice things about dart frogs is they are diurnal, with quiet calls anyway.
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Old 12-05-2013, 03:03 PM   #32
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Bryan has a point, but one or two leucs would do ok in there. Auratus, like a green and bronze, would be better, and are bolder when adults than thumbs are.
One of the nice things about dart frogs is they are diurnal, with quiet calls anyway.

I was just worried as this is a vertical tank. Not sure if the darts would mind one way or the other. There is just alot more height in this tank than width.
I just assumed some type of tree frog or reed frog would be better suited.
However like I said before I am trying to grow various plants that require very high humidity and warmth- which seems to be not so good for tree frog health.
Would love to try some darts. I will keep my eyes open for some good deals on Auratus. Josh's Frogs is only 2 hours away from my house. If they have any great sales in the near future I may end up driving up there and picking up a couple.

I definitely want frogs that call- but aren't crazy annoying or loud. I had a grey tree frog when I was a kid and when it called it would wake up the whole house.
I read that reed frogs can be quite loud as well.
On the flip side Clown tree frogs from south america are somewhat quiet, as well as most darts.
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:36 AM   #33
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Leucs are fairly loud, but they call in the day so they won't wake you up and it's a nice cal. Auratus are very quiet, and just about all thumbnails species (which would use the vertical space well) also have a pretty quiet call. Anythonyi also have a nice call, it's audible like a leuc's but not annoying loud. Josh's Frogs is good, they will help you choose some good frogs if you decide to buy from them.
Goodluck with whatever you choose, just remember to practice culturing fruit flies ahead of time so you can get practice doing that if you choose dart frogs.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:10 PM   #34
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Leucs are fairly loud, but they call in the day so they won't wake you up and it's a nice cal. Auratus are very quiet, and just about all thumbnails species (which would use the vertical space well) also have a pretty quiet call. Anythonyi also have a nice call, it's audible like a leuc's but not annoying loud. Josh's Frogs is good, they will help you choose some good frogs if you decide to buy from them.
Goodluck with whatever you choose, just remember to practice culturing fruit flies ahead of time so you can get practice doing that if you choose dart frogs.
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Thanks Bryan, I appreciate the advice. I have been culturing fruit flies for a while now. I create a new culture about once a week- it's kind of a cycle. Every week (sometimes 2) I end up with a culture that begins to crash. So I empty it out clean it and create a new one in that container. Within a few days that new culture is booming. Then usually a few days later there is a culture ready to go down. So far it has been working out good. I keep culturing the FFs even though I don't have real use for them currently. I just know how handy they will be once I get some frogs for my tank.
After reading your post and researching online I was pleased to hear that the thumbnails would make use of the vertical space. That was my biggest concern. Seeing my tank has very limited floor space but has a nice vertical wall going up that could easily be climbed by small amphibians.
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***Update***
Added A LOT of plants. Ordered from Verdant Vivariums. You can find her on Facebook and Ebay.
Added in peperomias (Banos, emarginella), Dischidia, Ficus Panama, Microgramma, and some unknown moss from Hawaii.

Word of caution- ordering plants in the winter is dangerous. I paid for insulation and 72 hour heat packs. However, I did not anticipate the USPS would crush the box, leaving it open to the freezing winter air. I HATE the USPS. Most plants seemed OK, but the peperomias suffered. Hopefully they bounce back.

Anywho, back to the update. Really happy with the progress. My brom is showing some really nice coloring under the high lights. All the moss and oak leaf ficus is filling in nicely. Hopefully things keep going well and I will be able to sell some cuttings to folks soon.
Here are some photos- merry xmas everyone!!!!!!
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