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slkb 10-24-2011 11:12 PM

40 g breeder?
 
Once I upgrade my freshwater tank to a 75, I'll still have my 40g breeder sitting around. I plan on turning it into some kind of reptile habitat. Half filled with water and a pump, the other half with substrate, fake trees, branches, caves, etc. I was wondering if this would be a good sized habitat for a water dragon. I'm afraid after a while the water dragon would grow out of it and need a bigger tank, but I don't have room for a bigger tank atm. What other reptiles would be good for this type of environment without growing out of it? I'm considering turtles if not a water dragon, but no snakes, or frogs.

Groovysunflowers 10-29-2011 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by slkb (Post 874044)
Once I upgrade my freshwater tank to a 75, I'll still have my 40g breeder sitting around. I plan on turning it into some kind of reptile habitat. Half filled with water and a pump, the other half with substrate, fake trees, branches, caves, etc. I was wondering if this would be a good sized habitat for a water dragon. I'm afraid after a while the water dragon would grow out of it and need a bigger tank, but I don't have room for a bigger tank atm. What other reptiles would be good for this type of environment without growing out of it? I'm considering turtles if not a water dragon, but no snakes, or frogs.

I've always liked Bearded Dragons and Leaopard Geckos. I've owned a couple of them myself and they are very neat to have around, they have neat personalities! It was fun watching my beardie go after live crickets and often i took him and let him roam around my shoulders, etc. If you find the right ones who have been well taken care of and handled well, you can get them really friendly and even hand feed them. Not that expensive either. My petsmart has them on sale right now for 20.00 but they can go up to 80.00-100.00 depending on size. Very easy to clean after, very easy to take care of. You wouldn't be able to have it half water though, beardies are desert animals. And for leopard geckos, they add a nice appealing touch to the room with the varieties of patterns they're available in.


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