Tank Sizes

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Tank Sizes

Postby Deabrua » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:06 am

Around what size would a dragon need moved out of a 20 gallon long tank? IIRC they're about 30 inches long by 12 inches wide, but i could be mistaken. She's currently small still, maybe 10-11inches or so and comfortably moves around the tank. Im debating waiting it out till my fish tank is empty for her to take that 70 gallon tank, but she would likely be around 2 years old before that happens (she is almost 7 months now). Outside this 20 gallon tank and the 70 in the house, there isnt much room for anything else... so Id like to start figuring stuff out asap.
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Re: Tank Sizes

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:25 pm

An adult dragon should be in a 75 - 120 gallon tank --- a fish aquarium would be hard to keep clean as most reptile enclosures should have doors that open from the front-- its easier on you--- I would look at getting one soon -- I bought my tank which is a 120 gallon tank from ZenHabitats $269 w/ free shipping the tank is very lite-- Hiccup loves it - he can move around very easy and its easy to keep clean -- I put ceramic slate tile in the bottom of mine as the bamboo was a slippery floor - the tile is so much easier to clean - I put paper towels under the tile for the watery / urate -- it absorbs the water and just replace the paper towels when cleaning up and clean the tile w/ vinegar/ water mixed in a spray bottle-- no more mess and the vinegar takes the smell away -- I ended up getting a aquarium stand from Home Depot for $200 - I can post pic if you like
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Re: Tank Sizes

Postby Deabrua » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:38 pm

At just over 11 inches she can still move very comfortably in the current tank as it's 30" x 12" x 12"... the larger tank I have is 48" x 18" with unknown height (top hides some of the height, probably 24 inches or something). Getting her in and out of the tank is more of a worry than cleaning the tank.

The dilemma remains at when should she be placed in a larger tank. Not the fact that she will need one. I already acknowledged that she needs a larger tank eventually.
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Re: Tank Sizes

Postby LavenderFleur » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:54 am

She will need it soon. They grow very quickly, and it would be extremely unfair to her to keep her in the 20 gallon until she's 2 years old. I'd start looking into a larger enclosure for her now.
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Re: Tank Sizes

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:47 am

I agree w/ Lavenderfleur--- they grow very quickly and by the time shes a year she will need to be out of the 20 gallon
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Re: Tank Sizes

Postby Deabrua » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:15 pm

Alright, thanks! Just realized how I can rearrange my room to give her space. Im going to look into building a custom tank instead of buying one though. She'll have to stay in this tank until she's close to a year old though.
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