Unwanted guests in shrimp tank Help 

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I've tried just about every trick in the book to keep frogs out of my shrimp tank so if anybody has any more suggestions I'm open. Two days ago I tried putting a towel over the hood to cover the gap at the back and came back in the morning to a frog next to the light in the hood. Last night I tried a towel under the hood so that if they got into the gap at least they wouldn't get into the water and this morning I've found frog eggs in the tank!!!
I like frogs, just not in my shrimp tank.

The tank is outside because my dad doesn't want it inside so I just really want to know how I can keep the frogs out or if I actually need to. It doesn't seem like they're eating them, though I can never see all ten.
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that's the gap at the back and it's about two inches and it runs the length of the tank
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How about a screen lid to cover the entire tank. Where there is a will there is a way. The frogs will find a way in somehow.
 
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kallililly1973 said:
How about a screen lid to cover the entire tank. Where there is a will there is a way. The frogs will find a way in somehow.
Wouldn't that have the exact same effect as the towel?

Does anybody have experience with tree frogs and cherry shrimp? Or even any other kind of shrimp?
 

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Maybe put another container filled with water and leaf litter beside the tank and cover your tank? If you have tried that method, please ignore this.
 
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Leilio said:
Maybe put another container filled with water and leaf litter beside the tank and cover your tank? If you have tried that method, please ignore this.
Well we have a pond if that counts? I think it's the warmth and cover that they like
Thanks though
 

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A reptile mesh lid. Its metal, maybe itll help
 
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MissNoodle said:
A reptile mesh lid. Its metal, maybe itll help
Do you know if I can choose the dimensions? The main problem is the pipes for the filter which make any lid hard
 

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You may have to cut tight fitting slots for the pipes.

Another option is plexiglass or acrylic cut to size
 
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MissNoodle said:
You may have to cut tight fitting slots for the pipes.

Another option is plexiglass or acrylic cut to size
ooh that sounds good i’ll look into that
thank you
 

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Screened mesh lid. That’s a cool problem to have though no love frogs.
 
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