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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-11-2004, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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ok my idea is this...

1-2 frogs (unknown speices(SP?))

ten gallon tank.

slate rocks maybe 4-5 on top of each other

i have some moss that i want to put in it

some java ferns

then a auto miss or a pump i dunno yet.

the trouble i'm running into is... is it ok to have slate in there?

also the tank i am using was once used for mice is it ok just to clean it out with warm water and blech?

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Are you thinking of including any fish too? This changes things a bit.

If you pick aquatic frogs then it would be fine, swamp frogs need more land than water. I don't see any problem with slate, unless it is too soft. Brush it well to remove the loose particles. Try to include bogwood too, this gives a better look.

Just wash the tank well, if you use bleach, rinse it then with a dechlorinator concentrate solution.


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ok ... umm the frogs i saw in the pet store where on land and water...

i'm thinking of only having a few inches of water in the tank.
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Only a few inches of water could make filtration difficult.
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There is a micro power filter made by AZOO, 60 liters per hour. Contains only sponge. If you have six inches of water it is about 15 liters, you get it circulated four times per hour, but still the flow would be less than comfortable for frogs.


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I also have a mini pond pump from one of those fountains for desks or whatever, and it could work in low water. I just need a DIY filter for it and we're set! (Mouse is my girlfriend)

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i think it comes down to what frog you want.
fire bellies need about 4 inches of slowly moving water, i have no idea of other frogs.
plants on the land need to be swamp plants because of the humidity they'll experience.
also, my experience is that the frogs rearrange the rocks etc to thier liking, so keep that in mind.
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It would be a firebelly we'd probably be getting, if we even do this, hehe.
I will keep that all in mind.

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the other thing i can say is that fire bellies live best in groups of three or more, and i've been told in groups of 5 or more.
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Ooooo... I'll have to reconsider the budget then... I'm on a poor streak, being a student I'll make the home anyways, and when I can get frogs, I will.
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sounds like a plan.
that way, their home is ready whent hey come home. not a bad way to do it.
i inherited mine from a friend who was keeping them in too small a container and i had to keep up with two aquaria for a while while i transferred them.
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