Eurycea longicauda Setup

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I'm getting a few long tailed salamanders and I want to make sure my setup will be appropriate for them, as this is my first experience with terrestrial salamanders. It is a ten gallon aquarium with gravel for drainage and coco fiber/fir bark substrate. I broke up slate tiles from Home Depot and a couple cork bark pieces for hiding areas. Also, I have thrown in dwarf white isopods and some springtails. I'm going to do my best to keep the tank below 70 degrees. Also, what humidity should I aim for?
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Eurycea longicauda are streamside salamanders I would suggest a semi aquatic environment that resembles their natural habitat
 

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Eurycea longicauda are streamside salamanders I would suggest a semi aquatic environment that resembles their natural habitat
I had been thinking about putting in a larger, deeper water dish to take up 1/3 or 1/2 of the tank with an air stone hooked up to an air pump. Do you think that would be sufficient?
 
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