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Red-eyed tree frog

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edward

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Emily,

I would agree that that sufficient tanks space for the frogs. As for the heat mat cracking the glass, it depends on the heat mat. This is most commonly seen when people use heat mats meant for people, or seedling grow heat mats. If you are concerned about it, place a rheostat (or a plug in light dimmer) between the heatmat and the wall outlet. This way you can turn down the heat to prevent the glass from getting too hot. Another trick is to use a piece of ceramic tile between the heat mat and the tank glass. In a tank of this height, you can also use a basking light as these frogs will bask if they get too cool.
If you are supplementing with a good vitamin mineral powder then the frogs should get sufficient D3 in this way but you are correct the UVB light would be absorbed if it is passed through the glass. You would need to supplement the lighting

Ed
 
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emily

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Thanks Ed, I'm going to try your idea with the ceramic tile. So are you saying that if I use a good vitamin powder then I wont need the UV light or should I still use it as well? Also, I assume if I use the heat mat and the basking light I would use them both on one side of the tank to get a varied temp? I am making a false bottomed tank so I can have a shallow pond area for the frogs (so the bottom would be full of water to a certain level), could I use a aquarium heater in the water instead of (or as well as) the heat mat? I have never used a heat mat before so can you set it to a certain temp or does it just come with one setting (if this makes sense) and are they water submersible?.

Thanks heaps for you help.
Em
 

ryan

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hey guys, new here,

im going to get a hold on some red eyes very soon myself. i will however make a new post on the subject. all help will be most appreciated
 
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  • Asholotl:
    Daww.
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  • Asholotl:
    i try to feed mine via hands. or a turkey baster if its too slippery for me to hold onto. but make sure there is plenty of space for the axolotls to thrash on, or drop it next to their head.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yes we feed them with tweezers but only hold onto the food a little to they don't Hurt themselves on the tweezers, they will only eat it if we move it around in front of their head :p
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  • The-Axolotl:
    There waters is a little bit Hot right now I'm gonna put the cooler on
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  • Asholotl:
    looks like the water is fine till tomorrow. which is nice. im super tired of late. ive been doing large water changes for a week before getting their 'tubs' i just wish i had the old filter ;3;
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  • Asholotl:
    you got a cooler :D Thats so cool! i normally chill their water down if it gets too warm with clean dechlorinated water when they were in their bigger tanks. i'll need to get one that can work with two tanks at some point. or find them for cheap and get two quiet ones. since im in an apartment.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea most coolers are super expensive though the price range is around $100-$500
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah D:
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  • Asholotl:
    i need one before summer though so i should prob save up
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  • Asholotl:
    or its waterchanges and/or air fans for me.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Here its Hot like every day so we have to have the cooler :p
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  • The-Axolotl:
    But we also have a fan
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  • Asholotl:
    its just wet in oregon and cold most of the time.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    So good axolotl weather :p
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  • Asholotl:
    yeah, most of the time lol. its always cold in my room now cause of them.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Yea my room is freezing because of the axolotls xd
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  • The-Axolotl:
    The worst thing is my cat always jumps up next to the tank but good thing it has a lid 😁
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  • Asholotl:
    same D: my cat is constantly knocking over my bottles and stuff for my axolotls.
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  • The-Axolotl:
    One time he almost knocked over a whole bottle of tap water conditioner we just bought
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  • Asholotl:
    haha. sounds like a cat
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  • The-Axolotl:
    I know right what is it with cats constantly knocking every thing over??
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  • Asholotl:
    And boxes. you can even tape a square on the floor and ive seen them go in it xD
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  • The-Axolotl:
    Haha 😂
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  • Asholotl:
    im going to head off now, its 12 am now so i got to rest. :D nice talking with ya!
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    The-Axolotl: Bye 😀 +1
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