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loriepfeiffer
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# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 13:33


It's income tax time. YEA!! I'm gonna get a60 gal hex. I want to get into frogsbut I want to get into sumthing simple.I have toads in my back yard so that's it. I could use some advice. I alrady know where they live and what they eat. i just have problems with their set up. I'm starting from scratch. Could i please get some suggestins on interier design ......Thnks

x5dmr
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# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 16:43


welcome to the site forst of all.

as for your venture into toads, i think i might get a longer tank than a tall tank, as toads or more terrestrial and don't require great heiths like a tree frog. but, i would wait for more people to agree with me on this or disagree, as i have never kepts toads.

twixster


# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 17:42


ya,there not gonna be jumping on leafs so go with longer not taller for a toad
loriepfeiffer
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# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 17:51


i'm getting this tank because with more experience i'm gonna use it for ether tree frogs or poison dart frogs.ihave a 20 long for the toads

twixster


# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 18:57


ok,that should WORK Gooooooooooooooood LUCk on it
twixster


# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 19:00


i'm actually getting some poison dart frogs soon for free!!! I'm not gonna tell who's given to me cause if everyone goes over to him and asks he might get mad plus I get the frogs he said he will give me 3 at first and once I'm ready for some more he might give me the 2 others.These are some of he's froglets
Pinkerton504
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# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 19:11


Welcome

Well if you are more interested in tree frogs, there are some types that arent really hard to care for. For a first frog, Green tree frogs and Whites would be a good choice.
As for the toads....
Do you know what type of toads you will be getting?
For a substrate, Bed-a-beast (coconut husk fiber) is probably most commanly used..and good. You should provide enough places to hide, like little huts/caves from the petstore. You can use fake plants, or if you want to use live, pothos are good and easy to keep in tanks. Of course you will need a big enough water bowl, that will need to be changed and refilled with fresh water everyday.

hmmm thats about all i can think of right now. Someone else may be able to help you further.

-Jackie

Pinkerton504
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# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 19:14


Wow, that sounds good Twixster. What kind will you be getting? Make sure you read up enough on them, as its known they can be hard to care for.
but good luck!

-Jackie

twixster


# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 19:19


spotted bronze auratus
loriepfeiffer
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# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 19:35


I live on a farm american toads breed in my back yard. I'll be catching them shortly after hatch. first of all their tank will be all water.As they start to morph I planed on adding dri land (bed o beast).Then when all tads have changed I want a woodland setting. that's what I need ideas for. Thaks all for the warm welcome!!!!

Pinkerton504
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501 posts

# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 23:46


ooh ok im sorry. i had thought you were going to get them as adults. But, as they start to morph, what im sure most people will advise is to use large river rocks/large gravel slanted up from the water. And when they have all four legs, use plain, moist paper towels as a substrate. I have no experience in this, but this is what i have heard most everyone on here do. I'm sure someone will post better ideas soon.

-Jackie

Whitney
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# Posted: 9 Feb 2004 23:56 · Edited by: Whitney


Lorie, I believe that I may have an article somewhere around here specifically for the type of viv that you are speaking of, and I'll try to find it, but honestly, I don't think that you need it for ideas. Just try to set it up like the area that they live in naturally, which shouldnt be hard to do since they are native to your area. Take a day trip out to a nice pond and bring a camera. Take a few pictures of areas that you could use for inspiration, and if you have any questions on dividing the tank or what plants/substrates are safe, etc , then we would love to help. But figuring out how and actually setting up the enclosure is the fun part!


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loriepfeiffer
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# Posted: 10 Feb 2004 04:02


Thank you everyone I'm realy excited.Can't wait till spring

Whitney
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# Posted: 10 Feb 2004 04:04


Good luck to you! Dont forget to let us know how things go once you get started.


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ginevive
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# Posted: 10 Feb 2004 17:03 · Edited by: ginevive


Good Luck with your terrarium building! I did a similar thing with wood frogs last year; raised some eggs to tadpoles, then tads to froglets, and kept some in a wooded terrarium. It is fun to plant all kinds of moss, small wood "logs" and even leaves from the outdoors in there. As long as you don't mind an ossacional "creepy crawly" in there; but even they add to the terrarium experience!


-JEN- :)
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