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Old 01-07-2009, 12:11 AM
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ok I might be able to get my hands on a fish tank for a little bit of money or for free it'll depend on my manager, basically the tank is leaking and one of the bottom corners has a crack but I'm not going to use it for fish.
I was thinking about using it for leopard gecko's but before getting wanted to see whether people thought it would be suitable size.
dimensions- 32 inch long, depth 1 foot, 16 inch height
it's 95 litres
there are a few cons like the crack to fix and if it would stand the heat of a heat mat or get worse, a good clean and also the fact it's not a viv and to get into the tank I would have to go in from above which some animals don't like, you know coming from above is like a predator.
it would either be for one or a couple of leopard gecko's (more than one would be female)
what do people think?
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:43 AM
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I don't have a picture but for anyone who wants to know what it looks like the setup is called elite style 95 tank.
I'm gonna have another look at it when I'm next in because I think the lid is going to be an issue
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that's a good size... IMO..

the real experts will know exactly... but that's a practical tank size for many things... leopard geckos would like it i'd think.



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Old 02-07-2009, 12:38 AM
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i have 2 lepoard geckos in glass tanks similar in size. dont worry bout coming in from overhead they soon learn its just you and not a bird of prey. the only draw back is that heat escapes from glass very easy so the electric bill will be more than it wud b in a wood viv. dont wory about the crack unless it could cause harm cuz the heat mat will crack it again anyway!!! hope this helps
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:50 PM
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many people keep leos in glass tants of that size its a good size, and you could prolly get 3 in =D
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