Scaping for African Dwarf Frogs?

St4rving_4rtist

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Hey there, I have 3 ADFs in a 10g tank with a small HOB filter and heater, but at the moment it's pretty boring and consists of just some big java fern, white aquarium gravel, and some hiding logs. Does anyone have any experience doing scapes for these guys? If anyone has some cool pictures if ADF tanks or substrate/design ideas, it would be much appreciated!
 

Animefishes

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I have no experience but I think a pic of what you already have would be nice, but until then I would add some driftwood leaning on the side of the glass maybe
 
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St4rving_4rtist

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Here's the current setup, as I explained in an earlier thread this was a rush setup, as the frogs were brought home with no prior warning. It did have a piece of driftwood attached to a rock from an LFS before, but it started getting coated in this white-ish jellylike stuff and tinting the water yellow, so I took it out.
 

Animefishes

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St4rving_4rtist said:
Here's the current setup, as I explained in an earlier thread this was a rush setup, as the frogs were brought home with no prior warning. It did have a piece of driftwood attached to a rock from an LFS before, but it started getting coated in this white-ish jellylike stuff and tinting the water yellow, so I took it out.
It honestly looks like your set on aquascaping, it looks really good and you keep to one theme.
Always leave some room though because there might be a time in the future where you need to add something to the ground
 

aquafrogg

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St4rving_4rtist said:
Here's the current setup, as I explained in an earlier thread this was a rush setup, as the frogs were brought home with no prior warning. It did have a piece of driftwood attached to a rock from an LFS before, but it started getting coated in this white-ish jellylike stuff and tinting the water yellow, so I took it out.
Hi! The “jelly” stuff on the wood is fungus and happens on a lot of wood when being introduced to water. It’s completely harmless and goes away after a couple weeks, it’s just “ugly” until then. And the tannins being released from the wood is also safe and even beneficial, as it has antibacterial and anti fungal properties. Anywho, here’s my tank as of this moment- I just moved 3 hours away yesterday and only added water and plopped everyone back in, so everything in it is all jumbled around and it usually looks a bit better than this.


one thing I would say is to make a “cave” for them to hide in out of wood/rocks/plants. And they also love leaf litter. And maybe add a few floating plants, mine loves to float while “holding on to” water lettuce best of luck
 
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St4rving_4rtist

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Thanks for the advice! Im waiting for my LFS to get more rock and wood in, but when they do i'll be sure to take your advice! I wanted to do a slope from back to front for them as well, to allow them to get to air easier and make some slate caves. Ill update with pics when I get it where i want it!
 

Cyberwolf

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St4rving_4rtist said:
Here's the current setup, as I explained in an earlier thread this was a rush setup, as the frogs were brought home with no prior warning. It did have a piece of driftwood attached to a rock from an LFS before, but it started getting coated in this white-ish jellylike stuff and tinting the water yellow, so I took it out.
HI, newbie since august here, this is awesome! are you kidding!? did you grow that fern like it is or did you buy it like that? Man, that is the best looking frog tank I've seen. One of my favorites is the ADF - I am thinking of putting my 7 in a designated frog tank by themselves so I know they are getting enough food. As it is I have 5 in a 55 planted community tank, and 2 in a 29 planted community tank, but NONE of my plants look like yours! How long have you had the tank? I am crazy jealous. WOW. btw: do your frogs sing? mine don't yet.
 
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St4rving_4rtist

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Hey there, the fern is Java Fern, which is one of my favorite plants ever, due to how unkillable it is and how much it grows. This chunk is a cutting from my 6-year old java fern, and they do nicely attached to pretty much anything, as they don't need any planted substrates . This tank is only about a month old, but again the ferns are a couple years old at this point. My frogs are some of the loudest guys I've ever had, and will CONSTANTLY keep me up at night with their adorable buzzing.
 

aquafrogg

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St4rving_4rtist said:
Thanks for the advice! Im waiting for my LFS to get more rock and wood in, but when they do i'll be sure to take your advice! I wanted to do a slope from back to front for them as well, to allow them to get to air easier and make some slate caves. Ill update with pics when I get it where i want it!
Awesome!! You’ll do great. Here’s what my tank normally looks like

 

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