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I dont even know where to start... HELP PLEASE?
#1
Im new to this whole dart frog buisness, one day i was taking a shower and decided it probably be a kool idea to get some frogs ive been doing my research but yet i still dont know where to start. Here what I got soo far. 1) A 20 gallon high fish aquarium. Im thinking I might want to do a water fall or something of that nature mayb 2-3 inches in the width of the tank wit water or something of that nature. I want to use live plants that would be natural to the frog. If somebody could help me on how to maintain the plants and keep the frogs happy that would be great and possibly tell me what kind of frogs have what unique feature to their trait. The help would be most appriciated.
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#2
Hi,
Welcome,
There are quite a few posts on getting started, some are even labled so.
I would suggest doing some reading through the forum and then come back with any questions.
Good luck,
Rich
Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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#3
Welcome to the Dart Den! There is also some good info under Care Sheets off of the home page.
http://dartden.com/cs_generaldart.php
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#4
I saw the care sheets already. They were alot of help, they gave me a basic idea what i would put up with and gave me the motivation to go a step further thanks alot though ill look at some previous posts.
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#5
One thing on the waterfall. I have been tending to keep my vivs a bit "drier" , not in the sense that there is less water, just less amounts of "tumbling, moving" water.

Rich
Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


If tone is more important to you than content, you are at the wrong place.

My new email address is: rich.frye@icloud.com and new phone number is 773 577 3476
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#6
I think you will find the most success, at least initially, by keeping your setup as basic and simplistic as possible. The less variables and complexities you have in your environment, the easier it will be for you to maintain. As you become a little more skilled and experienced then investigate more complex setups. I have never had much success with waterfalls, I have found that usually they are more trouble than they are worth and I would not recommend them to any beginner. Rich gave you some of the most important advice, read as much as you can and see what works for other froggers. All the information you need to be very successful is out there. Best of Luck!
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#7
In my opinion your viv should not require alot of maintaince if design properly. I have a viv that has been up for 6 years and all I do is add water and pull out dead leaves. I have had no problems with my frogs in it. It is a 29g tall with tree frogs. All I do with my dart tank is basically the same. I think the key is having a well planted tank and letting it mature before you put a large bioload on the system. Once your roots take hold the they will absorb just about all the waste in the tank and keep it clean. You might have to pull out dead leaves but that is about it.

Mike
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