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Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby Stanlythedragon » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:50 pm

Hello everyone,
I know once my little guy grows up he will need a bigger viv then a 40 gallon. I was looking into getting a 70 gallon for him once he is all grown up. witch seems to be coming up quick. They grow up so quick it seems. but i wanted to ask what you guys what you feel is the best tank in the 70 gallon rang? I want to get one that opens in the front like the exo terra or the carolina custom cages on amazon. if you guys have any suggestions please let me know and send some links
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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby LavenderFleur » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:25 pm

I cannot recommend Zen Habitats highly enough. I know I post about them often, but they really are fantastic, especially for the price.

https://www.zenhabitats.com/
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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:34 pm

Me too --- I have one as well but it is not a 70 gallon it is a 120 gallon
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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby claudiusx » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:43 pm

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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby claudiusx » Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:44 pm

Hi there,

I too hear a lot of good things about zenhabitats.

Would you possibly consider building your own enclosure? Or do you strictly just want to buy one?

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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:25 pm

I'd give serious consideration to building one as a weekend DIYS project. You will a lot of $ by building your own and will get a much better quality unit in the end.
I'd give serious consideration to using a 1" square aluminium (metal) frame using Connectit or Qubelok connectors
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these are very tight fitting and very strong ( I know people who use these to build cabinets in 4x4 loading bays , in boats and caravans (campers) , to build shop , office and home shelves and cabinets),
and I'd be putting the big tank on glides if it'll be on a bench or table or old coffee table , or on casters if it will be on the floor ( will make moving it much easier ).

Bare in mind a full grown adult P.Vitticeps can be as big as 800g and 25" total length. The tank needs to at least 2.5x that in length and 1.5x that in depth (front to back) to allow sufficient space for the adult dragon to turn around comfortably.

An adult bearded dragon needs a habitat at least 4ft L x 2ft D and as tall as 2ft.
The best habitat is front opening with a solid lid.
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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby Stanlythedragon » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:16 pm

i have considered building one myself to save some money. are there any posts you could refer me to that has any details on how to? first time trying to do this kinda thing
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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:24 pm

Look at the diy board on this website
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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:20 pm

Stanlythedragon wrote:i wanted to ask what you guys what you feel is the best tank in the 70 gallon rang?

IMO, the best tank in the 70 gal. range is an enclosure in the 120 gal. range. :D

i have considered building one myself to save some money. are there any posts you could refer me to that has any details on how to? first time trying to do this kinda thing

Search the archives here (and/or the web) for crossfire enclosure

Also check out the kits here. (Not an endorsement--I've just seen their vids on YT and they seemed reasonable.)

Similar products to kingofnobbys suggestion can also be found on 8020.net
I don't know how prices compare.

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FWIW, the frame hardware kingofnobbys posted, and the frame hardware from 8020.net appear to be (essentially) the same as what zenhabitats uses. Jes sayin'... :wink:
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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby reereejugs » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:17 pm

LavenderFleur wrote:I cannot recommend Zen Habitats highly enough. I know I post about them often, but they really are fantastic, especially for the price.

https://www.zenhabitats.com/


This is the one I want to get for Pancake! So pricey, though, and I'm currently an unemployed college student with 3 kids (I'm 38) so I can't afford it :(

This isn't a spam thing by any stretch but there's a survey app called "Quick Thoughts". It actually pays, but only in $10 Amazon giftcards--I've cashed out over $100 worth in the past month! Most surveys pay $1 for 5-20 minutes and you normally get $0.10 if you don't qualify. Sometimes $2-$5 surveys pop up, too. I just started saving my giftcards up to hopefully but a Zen Habitat through Amazon in the next couple months. It's something to consider trying out if anyone else is broke like me.

I see all kinds of 75-120 gallon tanks on Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist. I keep my apartment so darn cold my electric bill would be through the roof trying to keep my temps where they need to be with all that glass! I had a hard enough time getting them stabilized in the 40 gallon breeder my girl currently lives in.
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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:14 pm

Were you using a heat emitter? You can always insulate a glass tank from the back like using a blanket or Styrofoam-- or some sort of insulation --- as long as its not touching your lights it will help keep the heat in on a glass tank --- others on here can give you some ideas as well ---- also Zen Habitats takes pay pal credit if you have that - or want to use that --
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Re: Best tank for Adult bearded dragon

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:20 pm

reereejugs wrote:I see all kinds of 75-120 gallon tanks on Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist. I keep my apartment so darn cold my electric bill would be through the roof trying to keep my temps where they need to be with all that glass! I had a hard enough time getting them stabilized in the 40 gallon breeder my girl currently lives in.

That's an excellent argument in favor of plywood/PVC enclosures over glass, front-facing doors over screen tops, and insulating the sides & tops of glass enclosures/tanks in general. :wink:
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