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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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Dbp 2.3 toad tank w/HC

Well I thought I'd share my lil toad tank. It's a DBP 2.3 betta with just some soil and leftover ecocomplete and a piece of wood. My GF had to have the cute lil frog and he's grown from maybe an inch to about 4 in a year. Pacman frogs are the LAZIEST creatures in existence and in the wild may never leave an area larger than 1mx1m. They sit still and attack anything that moves by.
He eats about a dozen crickets a week and random bugs I find around the house.

HC was struggling in my other aquarium underwater so I pulled out what I could and threw it in here and it grows very well. I never did anything to it/for it and it gets ruined by the toad. He moves about once a month and will totally flatten it and destroy it and pull it up when he makes a new spot to sit. One corner has never been abused and thrives under either 13w pc reptile light and now has a 24" junk light with a purple bulb in it(aqueon strip light)

Hope you enjoy my no maintenance toad
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pics help
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Sounds like a cool set up, but I don't see any pictures!

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He's super cute!!!
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Wow looks nasty in pics lol I'll wait for him to eat and try to clean it up a bit and get better pics.
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this was about a year ago when i brought him home in a different tank i started emersed so ofcourse my gf decided a fishtank without water in it yet needs a pet... then i add water so i had to get him another home
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Dbp 2.3 toad tank w/HC

Pacmans are sweet I've always wanted one. They can get pretty huge I thought?

Nice tank and good looking plants as well, kudos!

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Ya they can get pretty big but grow very slow because of their slow metabolism. Warning they look cool but don't do anything except eat once a week and poop once a month then he will find another place to sit for a month. Luckily I got a "high contrast" ornate pacman from a very good local breeding facility.

Random question... I've fed him earthworms before and have a population that has not only survived but bred? I see babies now and then and I swear I fed maybe 2 or 3 I thought he ate. I know worm castings are great for plants, think this may have an impact on why my hc grows well under any conditions? I literally don't do anything but spray with tap water once a week, and everyone who comes over takes a chunk of miracle hc
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That's a really nice planted terrarium. I may get a pacman frog. Well done HC carpet.


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How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
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Looking good! The carpet looks sweet!


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It's honestly the only plant I've ever had thrive and not need attention. Now if only I could get it to grow underwater like that...

I have a DBP 10g sitting in the closet, my friend was supposed to buy him but wanted a bigger tank so I got a tank and now he doesn't want him. Idk if I want to make a 10g terrarium and make his home a shrimp tank. He is kinda limiting as to what I can have him with, but I was thinking of doing a terrarium with different levels since he can barely move and definitely can't climb
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Pacmans don't get that big, its their cousins that get huge. A Female will reach 4-7 inches when full grown, while males will stay much smaller at 2.5-4 inches.
Granted for me this is not a big frog, but a relatively small frog compared to the others I've kept in the past.

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Looks great! I love Pacmans even though they're lazy
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Tank looks great and so does the toad.

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Sweet frog!

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