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Tank size

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:23 pm
by Eliott-the-lizard
Is a 2 foot by 1 foot tank big enough for a baby bluey

Re: Tank size

Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:07 am
by mb606587
For a baby yes. Babies grow quickly so don't expect to get any more than a few months of use before upgrading.

Re: Tank size

Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:48 pm
by Janella
Couldn't agree more. The bigger the better.

Re: Tank size

Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:04 am
by kingofnobbys
I found a 100L tub was pretty good for my easterns until they were about 12 months old , at which time I build plywood 4ft x 2ft x 1.5ft tanks for them .

A 120L tub ( W:52cm H:44cm L:75cm) is a very good size for a bluetongue (or bearded dragon) rearing tub for 1 or 2 up to about 1 year old.
Prefect height to mount a nanohood for a 26W UVB200 under the lid and ensure good levels of UVA & UVB.
Perfect size for a 7W heat pad (( takes up about 1/5 to 1/4 the floor space ), and room for a larger hubbahut or a couple of small sized hubbahuts , a water dish and a food dish.

For the little skinks , you want a tank that allows for a good thermal gradient and good UV gradient , and isn't so big it overwhelms them or so big an area that their bugs can easily elute them and hide.

Re: Tank size

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:15 am
by Awero
Janella wrote:Couldn't agree more. The bigger the better.

Yeap, this is the best advice when it comes to tank sizes. In my Phuket flat for sale here I have a big one. Of course it takes a lot of place considering my flat is not big but I love my little pet and will do everything so it will feel comfortable.