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Old 3rd September 2017   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cynops tank setup evaluation and recommendations?

Hi all!

I joined this site about a week ago in my search for good information on fire belly newt care and habitat, since then I've gotten a lot of amazing information that's helped me and my partner begin to create what we hope to be a home for some future newts!

Here's a quick run down to what its like:

-a reptofilter decorative filter that's suppose to minimize current created while still being able to filter the water

-a lot of climbing ground for them and flat surfaces for them to rest on

-small wadding pool like area on the back corner where the slope is, for them to have a good hidden place to relax

-live plants to try and give them natural shelter

-about a half inch to an inch in some places of river pebbles to provide a non jagged tank bottom for their sensitive feet and bellies (these pebbles cover our gravel and plant substrate layers we used to try and keep the plants well buried and help create a natural slope)

-it's against a wall that doesn't get direct sunlight but the room has windows that provide plenty well lit space

-since these pictures we have added a thermometer to monitor the water temperature

I have tried to attatch some images of the tank itself so you guys might see what I'm talking about. I would love some feedback on the tank and any suggestions to make it better before we start trying to find some fire belly newts to put in there!
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