Tropical house for my Red eyed tree frogs

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Hi everyone, I am relatively new posting here despite always lurking around and an avid forum reader where I get many brilliant information and advice too.

I am in the process of preparing my greenhouse to house some amphibians and let them roam free. At the moment primarily interested in releasing my 5 red eyed tree frogs. So I am looking for any tips and advice from you all the more experienced ones.
I come from a lepidoptera background so in the beginning my GH was built with exotic butterflies and moths in mind which I have reared successfully and still do to some extent, but now am very keen on amphibians.
My GH is 20" X 8" and its fully climate controlled, for both Winter and Summer. I have built and installed a system that I maintain temperature and humidity range to any specification required to a very narrow margin of just 2C.
I would love to hear advice on what and how to plant the borders water ponds or features, plants and especially floor as I have gravel in the middle at the moment with borders with mature tropical plants around. Some photos included for a better idea.
Please feel free to ask me any question if you have and I will be very appreciated for all your help and advice.
I am a professional photographer by the way with background in Science and I work very closely with university lecturers researchers and biologists hence also my GH has been built around making it also photography friendly with good lighting in mind. I run photography workshops in my GH so you will some attendees practising their photography skills in some of the photos. Just thought I would explain .
Many thanks
 
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    Does anyone know if aquacare general tonic is ok for axolotls as a treatment for bacterial or fungal infection?
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    Hi Lilith, you can check the medications page for a list of axolotl safe treatments. Although if the infection is mild, I would stick with fridge and salt baths!
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    I believe the fridge gets to about 54°, so if you can replicate that in the tank, it might be okay. I personally would fridge just to make catching them easier, and if the infection is something in the water column at all, it will hopefully die out while they're AWOL (I'm thinking like ich for fish, not sure if axies have an equivalent)
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    My three inch axolotl was having trouble pooping up to a few days ago. I wasn't feeding her as often because I was scared I would just add to her constipation. I fridged her until she pooped (twice), and then began to feed her around 6 bloodworms every other day. she's been pooping everyday now, but she's at that age where you can see through her stomach and I always see poop ready to come out but has not yet passed. I don't think she's constipated anymore, but I'm not sure and i don't want to over or underfeed her... any advice?
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    Feed it chopped worms chitoos, its big enough and bloodworm is nutritionaly deficient.
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    Freeze dried , live or frozen bloodworm.
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    Oh ok thanks! I thought she might be ready for something more. do you have any advice about the apparent poop problem?
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    @Lilith, fridging is not required for fungus treatment. Read my thread on treatment.
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    Feed it more, six bloodworm isnt much, dont use freeze dried foods
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    Feed daily , remove uneaten food
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    Gotcha, Thank you!
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    Its probably not pooping because its hardly beign fed, it pooped in the fridge because the lower temp caused it to purge itself. If it stays constipated you can pm me
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    My guess is they simply have no reason to leave. Do they still get enough food in the water? Maybe humidity is too low?
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    I spray mist the place every day. And I do still feed him. One of them has finally come out. But now I have another problem. They don't look like eastern newts! I am posting pictures on a thread I've started. If you can, take a look for me and see. :)
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