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dp1951    2

what are the dart frogs needs in relation to terrarium size

as I am thinking of building another terrarium but a lot better setup than I have now

so is it the length or height that is must important

also what is the need for water a dish a  waterfall

this will not be male female setup just the males I have now

thanks for any help you give

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jone5    53

Vivarium size and orientation depend very much on the species of frogs and how many you are keeping.

Waterfalls are not necessary, I've never attempted one myself if you decide to build one make sure you do lots of research, it would be a shame to spend money on your build and it not work out.

I use the European style vivariums with sloping glass bottom and water gulley,  I do keep water in the gulleys along with the aquatic plant Limnobium laevignatum (frogbit), water changes are carried out at least weekly, my frogs like to deposit tadpoles in the water.

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dp1951    2

at the moment I have a exo-terra 90x45x45cm

but was thinking of getting the 90x45x90cm

I have 7 frog all together

2 yellow banded frog
3 dyeing dart frog
2 blue azureus

I have never had any problem with them all living together

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jone5    53

I bet they'd all really enjoy the extra height, would be a good chance to create some nice levels with wood/vines etc.

Any reason for choosing the exo terra?Have you considered having a viv custom built (it's not as expensive as you think)?

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Boxofrogs    82

Tbh mate if you e got a 900 viv I’d leave that one as it is.tincs are not good mixers anyway . Why don’t you use the bigger viv to house some more frogs. Have a bigger more terrestrial group frog like auratus? Then have a more arboreal thumbnail group too variabilis, vanzolinii or amazonica they would utilise all the viv height. I know you’ve only got males but nothing beats watching the breeding courting egg/tad deposition  you could leave a group of Vanzos to do it all themselves. Waterfall wise they are generally a ball ache.if I did another I’d have the pump outside the tank which in itself creates more work. If you had small accessible pump in one corner of your exo protected in your substrate layer the base would act like a big bio filter. I’ve kind of done this with an overflow included so it’s topped up with misting water then now and again I empty a few litres of spring water in. I’m not overly happy with it though 

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