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Pleurodeles setup : Dry land or not?

FelipeNN

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Hello!
I've kept pleurodeles w. before for a long time with a full water aquarium, they where healty and I've never noticed any problem. Once I put a floating deck for them and they couldn't care less about it...
I've read several times they need a low water level (aprox 20cm) and a dry land area.
I'm doing this new terrarium, what are your opinions:
They would benefit more from a deep water aquarium or a nicely done paludarium?
 

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They would do better in totally aquatic.
 

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Mine are in a large aquarium with no land, though they do occasionally rest in the floating plants at or near the top. I've never seen one leave the water unless they had to.
 

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Im building a paludarium as well. Mostly for the filtration but I've seen that they like to come out to land. I've checked my water and it is well. But hey maybe I have wierd newts
 

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They are fine on land or in water. For me they are easier to feed in water.
 

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You can compromise with an aquatic tank with a couple of haul-outs.
These days my favorite is to have a clay pot bottom at the water line with small rocks. I drill a couple holes in the bottom of the pot to facilitate water into the pot. ALso I have an example here with a plastic tray. Also with holes drilled in. ANd finally the standard pet store tank decoration.

edit: I tried uploading those pics on the right twice, I don't know why they are loading upside down and I can't seem to fix it.
 

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Mine have a haul-out area but I have never ever seen them use it.
 
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