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Hi i have a spare tank that i set up last week. It is a 15 gallon tall and i was wondering what kind of salamander could live in it. I was thinking Aeides but am open to sugestions.The first pic is a top view without the top. The next pic a top view with screen on. THe last pic is a side view
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I'd be a little concerned about the stability of those stacked rocks. Try bumping then stand really good and see what happens. Also, with screening its really diffucult to maintain a proper humidity level. Just some thoughts.
 

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Russ,
Thanks for the advise about the humidity. i mist the enclouser daily, would that be enough? Also the stacked rocks are siliconed together and to the tank bottom.Also the lone standing rock is siliconed to the tank bottom.
 

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I'd cover about 4/5 of the screen with plastics sheeting or cellophane. What type of Aneides were you thinking of? How wide are the cracks in the rocks?
 

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Rock like that are just to dangerous. Hollow tree branches would make a better hide for them. You coulld bury in partially into the soil mix. They will lay their eggs in there if you are lucky. Or a loose pile of bark, the paper thin kind over soil would be good. I have found this to be good without the risk of crush injuries. If you get Aneides lugubris or ferreus rememeber to make a high tank with some sturdy 3 inch round branches as they really like to climb. They have been found on the tops of tree sometimes!!!
 

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Thanks for all the advise!! Russ the cracks between the rocks are around 3 Inches high and 7-8 inches. Bill i see what you are saying about the rocks and trust me i would never do anything to endanger a salamander. I have shook the cage many times to test the rocks stability and they didn't move,but thank you for consideration.
 
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    Ok, thanks!
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    My pleasure! River rocks work well too, and go rather well with all kinda lung less salamanders,
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    Great! I'll use some of those too. Thanks for the help. :)
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    Mark.H: Great! I'll use some of those too. Thanks for the help. :) +1
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