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    Question Vivarium Drainage

    I just finished my vivarium for my fire bellied toads. I have an area that's approximately 1' X1' with land. I have a 2.5-3'' layer of gravel, fiberglass screen, then the substrate with live moss and a small live plant from the pet store on top. I was wondering if this layer of gravel will be sufficient for drainage since the space is small and I will be adding water for the plant and moss through heavy misting.

    I've seen some set ups with a "sump pump" and some with absolutely nothing...not even gravel or a false bottom.

    Please let me know if you think this will suffice.






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    Re: Vivarium Drainage

    The roots of the plant should help your area. I didn't have any drainage for my fire-bellied toad tank, but a big live plant and often needed to add extra water. My Red Eye Tree Frog tank wasn't so efficient for some reason, and i ended up adding a small PVC pipe down to the bottom, and would pull out water once in a blue moon, using a turkey baster. My white's tank has a drain in the bottom.

    I find Pothos cuttings do great for drinking up extra moisture, so if you are having water logged problems, try adding a few into the dirt. The toads will like the added climbing anyway.
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    Re: Vivarium Drainage

    Schlegelbagel can you post a picture of your fire-bellied toad tank? Im probably getting some so i need some good ideas
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    Re: Vivarium Drainage

    Its in my gallery.
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