Monday, August 15, 2005

The tank is now set up

Just waiting a little longer before the froglets are moved into their new home. I chose large and medium sized pebbles, leaving part of the bottom bare glass to make it easier to clean. Will probably add many more plants later this week, but we think it's pretty the way it is right now.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com I piled the rocks up over the half-flowerpot hidey cave to give the tank another level. There is also a resin hollow log for them to hide inside, and I put a terra-cotta dish to make it easier to feed them (and clean up what food does not get eaten). The plants are suction-cupped to the sides, but they look very realistic for the cheapest plastic plants I could find at the petstore! Hobby Lobby was closed yesterday, Sunday, so I didn't get to check out what sort of artificial plants they had. I'm sure their prices would be much better than those at the petstore.

I'm continuing to do a fishless cycle. The old dirty filter from our guppy tank is inside the big filter on the frog tank, and I have been using the turkey baster to suck up the scum and gunk from the bottom of the tadpole jar and from the gravel in the guppy tank, doing small partial water changes every day, and putting all the dirty water and gunk in the new tank to give the good bacteria stuff to eat.

5 comments:

Farah said...

what is the smallest size of tank that 3 frogs can have? and can you buy it from the GAF website?

thanks :)

stacy said...

i wouldn't want to try to keep three adult clawed frogs in anything smaller than a twenty gallon aquarium. i don't think you can get them from grow-a-frog, but any local petshop will have a decent selection.

Farah said...

what about 1 or 2 frogs?

Farah said...

is 1.5 litres enough for 2 frogs?

stacy said...

1.5 litres is about a third of a gallon? no. that would not be anywhere near big enough. what i was told is that you really should have about ten gallons per frog, which is why i went with the larger aquarium. a larger tank is easier to keep clean, too. my frogs have never attempted to escape. you might want to look into getting an african dwarf frog instead. they don't get nearly as large as the clawed frogs.