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Size mistake

Postby Hollyfm » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:00 am

So, I got my sweet boy and all tank and accessories from someone who was getting rid of him. They told us he was 1-2 years old and that the tank was 75 gallon. We have never owned a beardie before so besides looking it up online, we had no other way to know. Just went to look for something and found out that it’s more like a 40-50 gallon one! The dimensions are 17x17x36. I bought something for this tank to stand on specifically when we got him. Thoughts on this size and what it really is? Thanks!
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Re: Size mistake

Postby Claudiusx » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:08 am

a 17x17x36 is an odd size, it's most likely an 18x18x36, that's a 40g breeder tank. And that's the minimum size you'd want to house an adult in. So it's fine to keep him in it if you want. Or you can upgrade the size if you want.

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Re: Size mistake

Postby Hollyfm » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:33 am

75 gal is the best right? Where do I find those?
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Re: Size mistake

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:34 am

I agree that is a odd size --- tank measurements in gallons is 45 --- I would definitely look for something like a 75 - 120 gallon tank -- that is the recommendations for a full size dragon
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Re: Size mistake

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:36 am

Start on FB marketplace or Craigslist --- look for one w/ front doors and if you find one make sure its sanitized really good w/ either F 10 its a vet disinfectant - or Rescue - or Zoo Meds Wipe Out - you can always go new - we do have some websites for those
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Re: Size mistake

Postby Hollyfm » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:41 am

Can you give me websites please?
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Re: Size mistake

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:46 am

Sure
http://www.zenhabitats.com Randy is a great guy I have two of his tanks
https://apcages.com/ look under terrestrial cages
https://talkingserpents.com/
https://carolinadesignerdragons.com/
I know there are others too maybe some other people on here can chime in and post some
You do not want a tank that is 12" high it's too hard to control the heat you want at least 18"
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Re: Size mistake

Postby Hollyfm » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:53 am

Thank you both so very much!
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Re: Size mistake

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:55 am

Please read bottom of my last post about height if you need more help please ask
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Re: Size mistake

Postby Hollyfm » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:12 am

I just ordered the 4’x2’x2’ tank from zenhabitats. I can’t wait for it to get here and to give my sweet boy his space! Just when I thought I had his enclosure all figured out with humidity and heat and UVB and now find out it was too small. Ugh. Glad I did now and not later. I’ll for sure come back when his new tank comes to figure out where to place his basking lights and UVB. Again, I can’t thank this group enough for all the support it’s given me as a new owner. ❤️
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Re: Size mistake

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:34 am

Your welcome --- the UVB your using now is a ? Coil ? Tube?
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Re: Size mistake

Postby Hollyfm » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:38 am

It is tube. Zoo med reptisun T5.
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Re: Size mistake

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:01 am

Ok good thats going to go right into the 4x2x2 - your gonna want a distance of 12-15 inches when it the tank comes - where is the T 5 now - is it on top of the screen or in the tank?
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Re: Size mistake

Postby Hollyfm » Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:15 am

In the tank. So when the new one comes, I put it 12-15 in from the top?
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Re: Size mistake

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:18 pm

The one you have now should be 12-15 inches from basking so yes when the Zen comes it needs to go into that tank same distance
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