Frogs for beginners

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  1. Rogue5861

    Rogue5861 Very Well-Known Member

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    Have you even tried?

    I have a maidenhair fern in with my spotted marsh frogs and a peace lily an calathea with my red eyed tree frogs, these plants are thriving.

    Most indoor plants go fine in frog vivariums.


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    Yes, without much success now I go with plastic foliage. the plants end up withering due to lack of light, trampling or dampness.
     
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    This is what my two brown tree frogs will go in soon (just trying to get the moss to grow over first).

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    And this is what theyre in now (same dimensions as you asked about)
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    I'll take a picture of my marsh frogs tank later but its 50/50 water/land. Sand, filter, driftwood, pebbles, bamboo and a few hides. It's nothing special haha.
     
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    As said peace lilys do well. I've had them in most of my tanks. Mondo grass, baby tears (aquatic and ground cover form) and creeping fig are good ones too :)
     
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    Do the spotted marsh frogs spend a lot of time in the water or will a large exo terra dish be ok?
     
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    Mine spend about 90% of their time in the water, the other 10% is when its feeding time.


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    Will the large exo terra dish be ok then? They don't grow too big do they ?
     
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    Around 5cm roughly. A water dish should be fine but im not sure if it is best or not, mine have always been in a half/half tank.

    These frogs are well suited to ponds and dams due to their love of water, they just float an croak their heads off.


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    Ohk, might have to get a 2-3ft and have 1/2 water 1/2 land.. :) Thanks guys.
     
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    Could even make a paludarium setup for them if you wanted to, alot nicer looking them a half/half.


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    What is a paludarium setup? Never heard of it..?

    Edit: Never mind, I forgot about google images :/ lol.. Would they be suitable for that kind of set up though? How would I set up a land area?
     
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    Something like this?
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    Yep, depends how creative your are and how big ya wallet is :)


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    I am only 16 so my wallet isn't that big lol
     
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    This is shaping up to be a $500+ project for some frogs.


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    :O once I finish school (next year) I will start making some really nice looking enclosure as I have the money. At the moment though, I am a casual at maccas haha!! So I can still afford the animals :) but just can't make the enclosures look the nicest (but still looking ok with the money I have, after all, I am not going to buy something I can't look after).
     
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    I did something similar to Rick.

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    Honestly though if you get a cheap fish tank, you could make a background for about $30. Its mostly the tank and the plants (and for some frogs, heating and UV) that break the budget :)
     
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    I read you don't need heating or UV (unless growing plants) with spotted marsh frogs?
     
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    Dont need uv to grow plants, people just assume you do. Hydro growers dont use UV. You just need a 6500k fluro or led.


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    Is that just a normal aquarium fluro?
     
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