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KittenClaw22
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# Posted: 25 Aug 2005 16:59 · Edited by: KittenClaw22


Well, now that the bullfrogs are in their pond I have an empty 75.

I can't make it into a fish tank because I bought it used and some idiot thought he could lift it by the top support bar and it of course snapped. I think it could only hold water up to 1/2 full or maybe ev en only 1/4 full without jeopardizing the stablility of the glass.

Anyway, I am thinking about setting up a layered substrate and planting it, letting it settle in and then desiding what to put in it.

I was thinking about putting my dendrobates leucomelas in there... But the thought occured to me that he might have a hard time finding his food.

Has anyone kept dart frogs in a large enclosure like a 75 before? Any success/failure stories to share?

I also considered putting my phelsuma lineata chloroscelis in there because he is such an impressive male, getting him a girl friend, and eventually trying to breed. But I can't really imagine trying to keep my eyes out for him so I could lift the top and feed/clean. I think he would get out the very first time. They are SOOOO fast.

It seems like a pretty big enclosure for anything small and it concerns me that they might have a hard time finding food. Is there any basis for this?

Opinions?


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XiTfrog
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# Posted: 25 Aug 2005 17:54


I would get frogs that are very active, so they can jump around and discover the tank. If you don't know what to do with it, I'll buy it off you. I live in San Diego CA. You make the price and then we can see.

KittenClaw22
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# Posted: 25 Aug 2005 18:30


Well, I live in Indiana... So its a far peice... And I really just want to put a critter in it.


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Heather
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# Posted: 25 Aug 2005 19:54


Sarah
I've been trying to think of what I'm getting next as well since my 30 tall will be empty in about 2 weeks. The Boys will be moving into my bigger tank which I have come to realize... is bigger than a 42 gallon. I was looking at a 40 gallon at a pet store the other day and the one I have seems MUCH bitter. I think it may be more like a 55 gallon. If it is... then I'm DEFINITELY going to look into getting a female or two once The Boys are settled.

I'll be watching your thread for ideas of my own LOL


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cavediver
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# Posted: 25 Aug 2005 22:37 · Edited by: cavediver


Any chance of fixing the tank? Fish need friends too...

How big is your current dendrobates leucomelas enclosure?

Perhaps add a plex divider to keep him and the feeders in one area of the tank?

Or, maybe make a custom lid (a lid within a lid) to limit the chances of the geko making a break for it...

KittenClaw22
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# Posted: 25 Aug 2005 23:10


The leuc is in a ten gallon, and he uses EVERY LAST INCH. He is all over the place, very very active!

I have a 29 gallon fish tank with two gold fish, an algae eater and a banjo cat.

I don't know how I would go about fixing it, the plastic support is snapped in two.

I was considering getting some White's or Red eyes. I bet I could make a really pretty enclosure for them.

I think I will go ahead and plant it, get it all set up and let it go for a month or two, misting and getting the humidity leveled out and the plants settled in and what not, then deside.

Planting it is half the fun anyway.

I'll put some branches in that can be removed if necessary and take my time with it.


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cavediver
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# Posted: 25 Aug 2005 23:34


Plastic, eh? It could probably be fixed, but I like the Red eye idea better. I bet that would make a neat tank.

I've been thinking about getting a couple of darts, leucomelas in particular. They seem like a pretty cool and active frog species.

Nai
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# Posted: 26 Aug 2005 08:11


Hey kittenclaw, I have come to the conclusing that I will be turning my 100gallon glass tank into a vivarium sometime in the future. As of now, I have retfs on my mind for that tank. I am in the same boat as you right now, but I kind of wanted to make a waterfall w/ a level substrate. I think your's will be nice with a waterfall as well. I was thinking about dividing up the middle with some silicon and 2 pieces of glass to hold water in the center. Then in the center of the tank, add some water, a pump, then a nice waterfall background. Keep my updated on what you're doing. My mind is set on the same thing right now.


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KittenClaw22
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# Posted: 26 Aug 2005 15:39


Well, I put some thought into fixing it, and I don't see how you could.

The peice of solid plastic is molded before it is affixed to the top of the tank... the entire rim is one solid peice and the cross par on the top is molded into one peice with the rest of the ring.

The tank fills with water, the pressure pushes outwards against the sides of the tank and the peice of plastic across the middle of the top is meant to hold the two peices together.

So there is constant pressure on that peice of plastic pulling outwards.

You can't really melt platic back together, it just drips away. Any type of glue would just pull apart after time.

I thought about putting a peice of metal or board along there and screwing/stapling it to the remaining plastic... but I think the screws or staples would just crack the plastic.

I had a good six or eight inches of water in it with the bull frogs without any problems though.

Sounds like fun huh Nai?


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Nai
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# Posted: 26 Aug 2005 20:44


Im dying to set up my tank now. I just dont have the funds at the moment. I think I will be selling my fishes off.


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poisonman
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# Posted: 29 Aug 2005 01:29


you should have a half/half have ur leuc in one half and azures in the other JMO


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