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Old 08-03-2020, 01:26 PM
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Default red eyed crocodile skink paludarium help

Hi! Ive always wanted to get into the reptile hobby(only ever done aquariums) and have a 30 US gallon tank unused for months (boyu xf 80). Im planning on building a paludarium out of it using a piece of acrylis glass dividing the tank horizontally into 2. As for the creatures, im planning on putting the red eye croc skink for the terrestial animal and maybe some fishes for the water section in the front of the tank.

Here are some questions that i need help with:

- how deep can the water be? Ive heard that red eye croc skinks can drown easily in deep waters. So far, im planning on having about 5 inch water depth and making sure the skink can have a place to hang on to in every place of the water section.

- if the water can be deep enough, can there be water animals inside? Maybe a few fishes or shrimps?

- is a drainage layer necessary for the land area?

- Is it a must for soil to be present for the red eye croc skink to live happily?

- if soil is needed, how deep should it be for plants to thrive?

Feel free to say if you have any suggestions for the palidarium or any suggestions for other reptiles and amphibians!

Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:04 PM
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