I've had several fresh and salt water tanks as well as a tank with Lepard Geckos.
I'm making a new tank that is going to be 28" wide, 18" deep and 24 high (including subsrate so really 18-20"). About 50 gals
Some feature I really want are:
A backdrop with some plants, a few branches etc.
A water fall.
a Pond in the middle 3-4" deep maybe 5-6" if needed.
plants etc to give the mini jungle look.
I was originally going to go with mini turtles and some frogs.
I have read that that would not turn out well so I'm probabbly going to go with one of the following groups. I'm hoping to go with 2-3 types in the group I go with.
Small turtles , I wonder if they will get to large. I was thinking of 2-3 from here:
Dart frogs, something like 1 group of 3 that like the higher areas and 1 group of 3 that like low areas. I have not done enough research to know what exact types. I plan to narrow that down if I decide to go this way to get types that would work together.
Tree frogs. Pretty much the same as the other frogs.
I still have to build the tank and get it settled so I have a while to research the animals but I don't have the time to research every different config.
Please help me with the pros and cons of each of these like expense for animals and maintence, growth factors. I do want to keep the tank as close to the above discription. The details will be determined by the animals needs for temp, humidity etc.
Any other Ideas for a tank animal config would also be helpful. It's hard to pick since this will be setup like this for years to come.