Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks ?

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby Flemish » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:53 am

I would so much wish that people had higher thoughts on keeping these beautiful amazing creatures...

- To me, higher thoughts are to watch and study a animal showing natural behaviour. Within limited space...

I would wish they kept it not only as a hobby, but were aiming to participate in conservation as a higher goal!!

Breeding in captivity is NOT solely a token of success because they bred in 10 Gallons...
- They breed by force of nature to succeed and put gene poles into next generation!!

My answer would be a No, we can not keep them in 10 Gallon sized vivs...
- Why does pets without fur and big brown eyes deserve any less...!! (!)
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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby cbreon » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:19 pm

No

I would tell a newb to start with at least a 20g depending on species and numbers, anything less is more suscpetible to issues, and generally less than ideal. Granted three 10 verts can fit in the footprint of a 29 but if you are just starting I would also suggest you start with one species and progress from there. If you are still with your parents you might also want to consider you will likely be going to college and what happens to your frogs then? Start with one tank, one species, and get down the routine of making flies, maintenance, temp reqs, lighting, watering, etc...if you have tads that adds more complexity and froglets/tads have their own set of reqs which require a more intensive effort. Starting more slowly helps to ensure that you will have a more enjoyable experience and so will your frogs...

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:55 pm

A lot of great posts in this thread...Jeff, Craig, Flemming...I agree 100%

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby Philsuma » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:35 pm

Seems we still have a lot of the '10 gallon is just fine' crowd going on.....what a shame.

Cutting corners.

"But I only have a little bit of space".

"I can't afford a tank other than my used 10 gallon"

"everyone else says it's ok"

"10 gallons are proven to work for breeding by many many established, older hobbyists"

all bad excuses IMO.

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby Philsuma » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:17 am

Terriblis in 10 gallon tanks ? Horrible....I'll say it here on Dart Den.

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby Philsuma » Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:15 pm

Thumbnails pairs in 10 gallon tanks ?? Not me...nope. Never. I only use 10 gallons for temps, Q-time, grow-outs.

Here's the biggest/ bestest excuse...."Well all the olde dudes, and big breeders use them'.....

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:23 pm

I thought the biggest excuse was "I'm on a tight budget/I want to do things cheap"
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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby sidney ferrell » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:24 pm

" Im on a tight budget,got bills and peopke to pay,loans to repay and dogs to feed!"
can barely afford to put milk on layaway----
50+ 18x18x24s / 10 temp 10gals

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby RoadRunner1083 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:50 am

This 10 gallon question seems like the saltwater "can I keep a Tang in my biocube?" question. I just don't understand people sometimes...Do you want to live in a closet?
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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby frogfreak » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:56 am

Remind me not to post the 12 x 12 x 18 Zoo Meds I just did. :shock:
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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:54 am

It's safe to say that if someone takes a short cut in housing their frogs, they're gonna take other short cuts too, possibly compromising the health of their frogs.
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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby frogfreak » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:14 am

They've been housed in a similar size tank for years. Do I like them? Not really...but a pair of thumbs in an 10g is okay IMO.
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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby Rusty_Shackleford » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:41 pm

Yeah Glenn, I agree with you. I use 10 gal tanks as temporary containers, or to house a couple of froglets that have just morphed out. They can be useful. Can they be recommended to new hobbyists? No.
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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby frogfreak » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:45 pm

Rusty_Shackleford wrote:Can they be recommended to new hobbyists? No.


Forgot about that part of the thread tittle when I posted. I wouldn't recommend to someone new...
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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby Philsuma » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:12 pm

Remember...we - the 'Advanced' hobbyists / old timers, have a duty to the hobby. To advance best practices and grow. There is always going to be such things as "I may do this, but I would not recommend it or tout it on a forum 'type stuff.

A sufficiently planted and 'scaped @ 10 gallon fish tank or equivalent sized Exxoterra is under 8 gallons, after all is said and done. Maybe even 7.

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby sidney ferrell » Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:47 pm

My saying is " if the frog can cover the viv on one hop, then its too small." But I can def keep some juvie/sub pums in 10s anyday no problem as It is what I do...until I see breeding behavior then theyre out

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby frogfreak » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:26 pm

sidney ferrell wrote:My saying is " if the frog can cover the viv on one hop, then its too small."

Awesome! So, we can keep Tincs in 5g's...Perfect, Sidney.
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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby sidney ferrell » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:14 am

frogfreak wrote:
sidney ferrell wrote:My saying is " if the frog can cover the viv on one hop, then its too small."

Awesome! So, we can keep Tincs in 5g's...Perfect, Sidney.

no no.....if a frog can jump from wall to door or wall...then its obviously too small of a tank....usually the case even w my pums in even 15gals. I dont frown upon people who keep pairs in 10gals as In the end, people can and will do as they please....but I also would agree 10gal is too small to think an animal would be comfortable living in....

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby frogfreak » Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:38 am

sidney ferrell wrote:
frogfreak wrote:
sidney ferrell wrote:My saying is " if the frog can cover the viv on one hop, then its too small."

Awesome! So, we can keep Tincs in 5g's...Perfect, Sidney.

no no.....if a frog can jump from wall to door or wall...then its obviously too small of a tank....usually the case even w my pums in even 15gals. I dont frown upon people who keep pairs in 10gals as In the end, people can and will do as they please....but I also would agree 10gal is too small to think an animal would be comfortable living in....

That's my point. Tincs aren't great hoppers, jumpers or hunters for that matter, so with your reasoning, we could keep them in much smaller tanks...I think the opposite. I do agree with that thinking when it comes to terribs and trivs though. They need space!

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Re: Can we recommend 10 gallon tanks to new hobbyists ?

Postby sidney ferrell » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:12 pm

frogfreak wrote:[quote=sidney ferrell"]
frogfreak wrote:
sidney ferrell wrote:My saying is " if the frog can cover the viv on one hop, then its too small.
Awesome! So, we can keep Tincs in 5g's...Perfect, Sidney.

no no.....if a frog can jump from wall to door or wall...then its obviously too small of a tank....usually the case even w my pums in even 15gals. I dont frown upon people who keep pairs in 10gals as In the end, people can and will do as they please....but I also would agree 10gal is too small to think an animal would be comfortable living in....

That's my point. Tincs aren't great hoppers, jumpers or hunters for that matter, so with your reasoning, we could keep them in much smaller tanks...I think the opposite. I do agree with that thinking when it comes to terribs and trivs though. They need space!

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I get ya I get ya....! Do.

How about we keep our frogs in those 5-10g's and tell those whove never personally seen our setups we keep them in say....175gals? Problem solved! Seriously though...once those frogs have been pulled from their natural habitats, Props to those who keep the alive and well....in 10gals or 200gals...if it makes any sense whatsoever


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