Poll: Which Enclosure is better suited for Dart Frogs ? - You do not have permission to vote in this poll.
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Exoterra viv ?
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Poll -Which Tank would be better for Dart Frogs ?
#1

I currently have a 20 gallon long tank with hermit crabs in it but I'm getting rid of the hermit crabs. I'm getting a pair of green and black Dendrobates auratus and I'm also considering a 12x12x18 Exoterra viv. Which enclosure is better and easier to maintain for dart frogs?
Thanks.
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#2

The 20 long will provide adequate floor space, however when you do the false bottom you will use a lot of your height. This will limit your planting options for the tank.

The Exo-Terra size you are considering is actually pretty small. That size is used mostly for a grow-out tank.

You said that you worked at a pet shop, correct ? Why not purchase a 20gal high, instead of the Exo Terra. This will be a lot less money. The 20H will be a good size for a couple of D. auratus and will also allow for more landscaping possibilities.
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#3

I don't have much more space so thats why I was looking at the exo terras because they are cube-ish. So what are your thoughts on a ten gallon tank ? I have one with grey tree frogs in it right now, but they are going soon.
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#4

i've always used regular aquariums or home built enclosures for animals.

i'm not saying that exo-terras are bad (never used them), i just don't see the point in spending tons more money for something that i could do my self with a standard aquarium or from wood.

however, if i could get an exo-terra for free or close to free like i can usually get aquariums, yes, i would take it right away and use it when needed.
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#5

I got my Exoterra when they first came out at a show so the price was right. I had reg fish tanks long. high, breeder, and so on. I agree with you all that say making your own is best because you made it not some production line. I just don't have the time or space right now to do so. That being said in my opinion having front doors in the front makes working in the viv great. I do say that humidity control takes trial and error with the exo. I taped the front vents the glass cut for the top and around my fan and i don't have a problem. Again, just my opinion.
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#6

Thanks everyone. I decided on the 18x18x18 exo terra.
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