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Question about how or size for tank

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:08 pm

So Blazes tank is here tomorrow --- he is roughly 8 inches long---- 8 weeks this weekend or so --- he will be a year the week of July 25th- how big or old do I need for him to be to put in this 120 gallon tank --?? I dont want to over whelm him w/ how big of an enclosure-- Hiccup went into the 120 gallon at 11 months of age--
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Re: Question about how or size for tank

Postby claudiusx » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:12 pm

Hey karrie,

Blaze can go in his big forever home right when it shows up. As long as the temps and uv are all proper, he can be in as big of a tank as you want :)

Nothing is gonna be bigger than the big open world they've got in the wild :)

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Re: Question about how or size for tank

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:12 am

I agree, if you have your lighting all dialed in and there are some hides and things to climb around on he is likely to enjoy the larger space right away.
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Re: Question about how or size for tank

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:24 am

Ok so I will be getting the tank put together this weekend - he pretty much has most everything- I couldnt find the rock I was looking for I am thinking they dont make it anymore - need to get the tile cut for it --- and I had to re order the UVB fixture I ordered the wrong size so that will be here this week too - he is shedding again - his tail and head - here is a pic from yesterday
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He loves his log - he sleeps on it and he can over look the food bowl w/ the roaches in it --
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Re: Question about how or size for tank

Postby claudiusx » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:29 am

Aw hes so cute karrie :)

How's he settling in so far?

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Re: Question about how or size for tank

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:39 am

Hes doing good --- I weighed and measured him yesterday and hes 17 grams and is roughly 8" long -- hes eating good and still skittish but hes a baby so I dont mess w/ him too much and my hand is in the tank every day several times a day - so he will get used to that eventually -- have not had him not even a week yet - but the relocation doesnt seem to effect his eating - he ate squash yesterday along w/ his greens and BSFL -- plus around 8 dubias -- I try feeding a second feeding in the afternoon but hes not interested - he must be eating enough in the morning -- today I mixed the greens and bugs after I fed the greens first - he was in the bowl eating both -- as long as I can keep getting him to eat those greens I will be happy - had I known this technique w/ Hiccup as a baby I would of done that - Hiccup will not eat greens and it is so frustrating -- and I think he has gone into brumation -- he is sleeping all the time and has not come out of his hide - he was awake this morning but did not come out - I stick my head in the tank and look in on him in his rock -- he just looks at me-- hes not gonna be happy w/ me cuz I am going to be putting him in water to see if he will drink - I dont want him dehydrated - I will do this periodically --
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Re: Question about how or size for tank

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:24 pm

KarrieRee wrote:He loves his log - he sleeps on it and he can over look the food bowl w/ the roaches in it --

What more could a bearded dragon ask/long for? :D

Actually, it kinda reminded me of this old Ren & Stimpy clip.. :P
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