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Is this not enough space for my beardie ?

Postby lilmaambeardie » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:46 am

I recently was given a new tank for my beardie , but I’m now worried it may not be wide enough or too short. Right now I have her in a 20 gal ZooMed tank.

This new tank is homemade so it’s made w wood & has a wood bottom is that okay?

The measurements of the new tank are 64.5 inches long, 15 inches high and 13.5 inches front to back.
Is this too much space length wise & not enough width or not tall enough ? Or will it be okay for her.

Also if this was okay how would I go about placing her uvb tube light would I focus it more on one side, place it in the middle , or just get another one to place on the other side ?
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Re: Is this not enough space for my beardie ?

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:10 am

lilmaambeardie wrote:I recently was given a new tank for my beardie , but I’m now worried it may not be wide enough or too short. Right now I have her in a 20 gal ZooMed tank.

This new tank is homemade so it’s made w wood & has a wood bottom is that okay?

The measurements of the new tank are 64.5 inches long, 15 inches high and 13.5 inches front to back. << 13.5" ( W sounds like a converted display cabinet ) is not really deep enough for an adult bearded dragon , really need at least 24 inches in that dimenson because a full grown adult bearded dragon can be 20 - 26 inches long and they need that much to do a U-turn comfortably.>>
Is this too much space length wise & not enough width or not tall enough ? Or will it be okay for her.

Also if this was okay how would I go about placing her uvb tube light would I focus it more on one side, place it in the middle , or just get another one to place on the other side ?
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Re: Is this not enough space for my beardie ?

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:35 am

I agree the tank is not wide enough --- optimal size tank for a dragon is 4x2x2- that is a 120 gallon tank -
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Re: Is this not enough space for my beardie ?

Postby Claudiusx » Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:09 am

Still would be better than the 20 gallon you are using now, but I agree, the dimensions aren't optimal at all for an adult :)

I wouldn't go any less than 18 inches wide for an adult at the minimum.

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