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I have a exo terra 30x30x45 tall terrarium and i wanted to have some sort of frogs so i wanted to know how to make a planted viv and make a background with all real plants and where to get the plants from will be a bonus.
 

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If I am correct in my assumptions from your post, you have no experience in keeping frogs, or in setting up and planting a vivarium?

If this is true, then sorry to be the bearer of bad news but a 30x30x45 is too small for a beginner. It can be too difficult for the inexperienced to plant such a small viv in a manner that allows for the keeping of even the smallest of frogs. Small vivs like this are best used for only the tiniest of frogs, many of which are unsuitable for beginners anyway, and then only when the person setting it up knows how to maximise the space from experience.

I would reccomend at least a 40cm cube for terrestrial frogs, or for tree frogs a 40x40x60 cm tall. Or in Exo Terra sizes, a 45cm cube, or a 45x45x45cm tall. The bigger the better though.

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i dont have any experiance with frogs what small frogs can i have in there. or any other animals but i really want to make a planted viv
 

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and i dont have any idea on planted viv thats why i asked about it
 

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In general its harder to keep the temperatures and humidity at constant levels in a smaller vivarium so I think thats why he said that.It can be done but then you are restricting yourself to the "thumbnail " species of Dartfrog.
I have some imitator jerebos in this size vivarium and they are fine but conversely I have some reticulata in a 60x 60 x 60cm.In general even small species benefit from a larger enclosure and of course you will be able to grow more plants in there .
 

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i dont have any experiance with frogs what small frogs can i have in there. or any other animals but i really want to make a planted viv
For adult frogs I would say you could JUST about fit an adult pair of thumbnail darts in there. Thumbnail darts are not a good beginner species though.

As Ade says I'd reccomend getting a bigger tank. I so use 30/30/45cm tanks, but only for rearing young treefrogs. The smallest I keep adult frogs in is 50/40/40cm, and that's darts.

You could keep young frogs in there but most would outgrow that size tank in a few months.
 

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Thanx for that. when are you updating the last few pointers? cant wait :)
 
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