my frog tank and frogs

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davo43
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my frog tank and frogs

Postby davo43 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:03 am

banjo's and spotted marsh frogs living in harmony
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what soil is best for banjos and marsh frogs ?

Postby davo43 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:05 am

i currently have sand and gravel, some people say gravel may be bad as tehy could swallow it, is peat moss best or can anyone else let me know what they would recommend?
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Postby Sean » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:27 pm

I know some people use river stones that are too big for frogs to swallow. If you take a look at the enclosures thread you may get some new ideas. :)

http://frogs.org.au/community/viewtopic ... f2f370bd53

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Postby davo43 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:51 am

ok thanks

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Postby yeahbutno » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:10 pm

Like sean said, river stones are the way to go

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Postby Litoria Alex » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:35 pm

I use coco peat in my tank, I have a layer of gravel underneath for drainage and then the peat. Apart from the fact the frogs drag it into their water, it's good for me. I love having live plants in my tanks and they will grow in coco peat. River stones sound like a good option though, I've never tried them.

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Postby Michigan » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:48 pm

i used coco peat & sphagnum moss then fly screen then pebbles on the land area, that way my plants will hopefully last well?

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Postby Litoria Alex » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:56 pm

I do mine a lazier way--I don't put anything between the gravel and coco peat. The plants I use are pretty hardy but usually grow really well.
http://instagr.am/p/ITzkQBuSii/
Not a great pic but that is about 1/2 of my tree frogs' tank with my gravel and coco peat substrate and thriving plants.

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Postby Michigan » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:00 pm

hey litoria alex what plant is that? it looks great also how long have you had that tank set up?

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Postby Litoria Alex » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:19 pm

Sorry, I actually don't know what the plant is--my neighbour gave it to us and it went berserk in our backyard. It is incredibly hardy--I just snap a bit off and whack it in the ground:) below is a close-up photo of the leaf so hopefully it will be easier to identify. If u still have trouble, let me know.
http://instagr.am/p/IT1-N6OSi1/
The tank has been set up like that for about 7 weeks. Before that, the water dish was a lot smaller and the plants were also a bit smaller. I did a spot clean yesterday which freshened it up a little:)

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Postby Michigan » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:10 pm

Thanks for that will have a look round nursaries & bunnings for it. :)

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Postby Litoria Alex » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:23 pm

Hope you find it! I wouldn't be without that plant:)
I haven't set up a terrarium without it in years.


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