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Exoterra or thrive desert kit

Postby Mishathedragon » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:27 am

I’m a bit short on money for a new tank and I’ve seen the thrive desert essential 40 gallon ( measurements are 36x18x18 which is basically 50 gallon). Or should I just save up for the exoterra 50 gallon. Thrives price was $189 and exoterra was $230. The thrive comes with 2 lamps, a hide, some water dishes and a branch. The only thing that detoured me from thrives was if it was as reliable as exoterra. I would appreciate if you guys leave experiences or reviews of any of the two tanks. Greatly appreciate it
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Re: Exoterra or thrive desert kit

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:45 am

Natural Terrarium Large/Tall
90 x 45 x 60 cm / 36” x 18” x 24” (WxDxH)
http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/na ... _large.php
Look at this tank --- you are wasting money on the lamps --- more that likely you will not use one of them because its going to be a coil and a thrive one --- I have noticed this brand and would not recommend it at this time --- you need to go w/ what we know works and you do not want a coil UVB --- you need a tube ---
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Re: Exoterra or thrive desert kit

Postby MrSpectrum » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:07 pm

I'm not familiar with either, but personally, I'd save up for a 4' x 2' x 2'

Critter Condo

or if you're handy enough to assemble a kit
D.I.Y. Reptile Enclosure Kit

Of course there are many others out on google.
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Re: Exoterra or thrive desert kit

Postby Mishathedragon » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:03 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Natural Terrarium Large/Tall
90 x 45 x 60 cm / 36” x 18” x 24” (WxDxH)
http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/na ... _large.php
Look at this tank --- you are wasting money on the lamps --- more that likely you will not use one of them because its going to be a coil and a thrive one --- I have noticed this brand and would not recommend it at this time --- you need to go w/ what we know works and you do not want a coil UVB --- you need a tube ---
Karrie

What type of watt would you have to use for that tank. I have a 100 watt currently.
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Re: Exoterra or thrive desert kit

Postby KarrieRee » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:45 pm

Well it is trial and error w/ bulbs-- if the room your putting him in is warm you might get away w/ the 100 watt if its a cold room I would start w/ the 100 and if its not keeping your basking temps at 95-105 for an adult or 105-110 for a baby you will need to adjust -- you can change decor around etc....
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Re: Exoterra or thrive desert kit

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:44 pm

Neither …. most the stuff that comes in these petshop kits is worthless or very much inadequate ==> you immediately have to upgrade .

Don't take any advise from petshops .
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : new rescues Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, juvenile Cheakie (M) 21Oct19
Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: Exoterra or thrive desert kit

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:47 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Natural Terrarium Large/Tall
90 x 45 x 60 cm / 36” x 18” x 24” (WxDxH)
http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/na ... _large.php
Look at this tank --- you are wasting money on the lamps --- more that likely you will not use one of them because its going to be a coil and a thrive one --- I have noticed this brand and would not recommend it at this time --- you need to go w/ what we know works and you do not want a coil UVB --- you need a tube ---
Karrie


I wouldn't touch a Thrive brand UV source with a barge pole …. guaranteed to be very bad quality producing a very poor UV spectrum .

If the tank has a mesh lid …. walk away , don't buy it.
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : new rescues Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, juvenile Cheakie (M) 21Oct19
Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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