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    Default New Member looking for input on enclosure design for WTF

    Hello all. I recently decided to try keeping whites, so am looking for a little feedback on the enclosure.
    Current set up:
    24"x24"x18" zoo-med.
    Zoo-med LED/UV combo hood.
    Planted with hibiscus, Bromeliad, Pothos, and Philodendron.
    Iopods, and springtail clean up crew
    I have an auto mister set to go off 3 times per day. 6AM for 1:30, 12PM for 30 seconds, 6PM for 1:30

    Temperature at highest is 82 degrees 3" down from the bulb. Low temp over night is not lower than 66 degrees. Humidity ranges from 90% right after misting, down to about 40% in the upper areas of the enclosure.

    I am planning on bowl feeding/tong feeding, so aside from the occasional isopod that gets caught out in the open there won't be much free feeding.
    Any advice, or critique is appreciated.

    Thank you for the read. Have a great day
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    Looks good. You may need to tweak your misting times a bit depending on how much air movement you have. Watch your drainage layer. If it fills up you are misting too much. Other than that spot on!

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    Everything looks good. All I would recommend is if you were keeping more than one then as the frogs get older possibly look to get a larger terrarium. It looks great for the time being!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanDrobates View Post
    Looks good. You may need to tweak your misting times a bit depending on how much air movement you have. Watch your drainage layer. If it fills up you are misting too much. Other than that spot on!
    Thank you for the reply. Misting duration as far as humidity range in the enclosure being too high/low, or just the drainage layer filling up? I do have a PVC cleanout under the water dish, so I can syphon excess out if necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Wardog View Post
    Everything looks good. All I would recommend is if you were keeping more than one then as the frogs get older possibly look to get a larger terrarium. It looks great for the time being!

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    I am planning on keeping two juveniles for now, so would a 24" wide X 36" tall exo/zoomed be best long term? How fast do these guys grow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KAYGEE21 View Post
    I am planning on keeping two juveniles for now, so would a 24" wide X 36" tall exo/zoomed be best long term? How fast do these guys grow?
    They grow slowly. For two that Exo Terra 36x18x24 will be great! I'm excited to see how your setup will look moving forward!

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    If you have the cleanout don’t worry about what I said. Over misting without a way to remove the excess water in the drainage layer is a common mistake but you have it covered. Good thinking btw. It’s a beautiful build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Wardog View Post
    They grow slowly. For two that Exo Terra 36x18x24 will be great! I'm excited to see how your setup will look moving forward!

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    Thanks again. Can you recommend a couple of good websites, or posts here on the forum for good paludarium builds. Thinking I might want to go that route on the next enclosure.

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    Serpa design has great tutorials on YouTube. I copied his fire belly toad paludarium build and it came out great. Just bear in mind that it is easier to go big with a paludarium than it is to go small.

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    I actually have setup a paludarium for White's Tree Frogs so I can help you setup the enclosure. Serpa Design is very good with designing terrariums and plants seem to be his specialty.

    If you were more interested in finding out how I set mine up I would be glad to share it with you. Otherwise you can check out the YouTuber that Dan has mentioned.

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    Default Re: New Member looking for input on enclosure design for WTF

    I like the idea of a split bottom 2/3 dry and 1/3 water feature. I'm completely comfortable with the land side having built several bio active enclosures for my chameleons. I have never set up an aquarium though, so the water portion is a bit of a mystery for me. Filtration, what types of aquatic plants, pumps for waterfall, etc. Any sort of step by step with photos would be great, so yes please share..
    I will check out Serpa's You Tube posts in the meantime.

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