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COST OF GETTING STARTED IN DART FROGS

by David Doyle (last edited 03/01/2003)

The following is a "BALL PARK" cost on what it takes to get into dart frogs.  The low end assumes you have some of the items and wish to go with the cheapest items.  Medium end assumes you have to buy some of the items and go with normal equipment etc.

Items

 

Low

end

Medium

end

ENCLOSURE

   
20 Gal Fish tank (have one / Buy one)

$ 0

$40
Glass Canopy (local glass shop) $15 $15
Light (lights of America 18" at Wall-Mark) $7  
Light (standard fish tank)   $25
Egg Crate for bottom $10 $10
Screen to cover egg crate $8 $8
PVC pipe for spacers in bottom $4 $4
Substrate (peat moss & sand / buy from plant place) $15

$ 60

Plants from Home Depot $20 $50
   

FOOD

   
Fruit Fly Culture $10 $20
Fruit Fly Media (make your own / buy) $15 $50
Flour Beetle Culture (small / large) $5 $10
Flour Beetle Culture Media (have it / buy it) $0 $10
Supplements $12 $12
Containers to culture (have it / buy it) $0 $20
   

FROGS

   
3 D. leucomelas $120 $120
Shipping $35 $35
   
Total $276 $489
   
 

After you get into the hobby, you might want:

 
More frogs $100 $3,000
More tanks $300 $3,000
Trip to IAD $500 $1,500
More frogs $100 $3,000
More tanks $300 $3,000
Frog Room $500 $8,000
More frogs $100 $3,000
More tanks $300 $3,000
Total :) $2,200 $27,500
 
 
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