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Hi, I'm renovating my frog tank and would like to include plants.
I haven't had much luck with plants as they keep dying.

Doesn't anyone have any tips what species of plants, ferns, mosses etc that would be good with a Litoria frog tank. As well planting techniques and where I may obtain them in NZ.
 

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What kind of set-up do you have? Size, humidity, substrate, etc.

There are a lot of options, and it helps to know what you are starting with, or what you have in mind.
 

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What kind of set-up do you have? Size, humidity, substrate, etc.

There are a lot of options, and it helps to know what you are starting with, or what you have in mind.
My new tank is going to be approx 90cm by 45cm by 40cm.
Cause my current one gets quite wet at the bottom, I'm going to use expanded clay, followed by a layer of soil then a layer of moss.

So the idea is plants can grow in the soil but the frogs don't accidentally ingest it cause it's covered by moss.

Does that made sense?
 

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That makes sense. Have you thought about cocofiber, rather than moss? (It is less prone to molding.) Also, if you haven't already, look into getting some springtails or isopods to help keep the soil fresh.

Sounds like you're off to a good start. A lot of the cheap and common house-plants (like pothos) do well in the high-humid environment of a tree frog tank, so that might be a good place to start.
 
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