A couple months ago I purchased an old aquarium complete with a wooden lid for my water snake, but it cracked at the bottom and flooded my apartment. It's currently just sitting in my living room and I'm not sure whether to throw it away or keep it. On one hand I spent a lot of money on it but on the other hand it's old and the glass has some watermarks on it I can't remove.
What kind of herp(s) could I keep in this tank? I'm not sure if I WILL get another herp but if I did, what could I get that doesn't need a very wet home and that could live its whole life in a tank this size? If I put some plastic on the bottom it could hold damp substrate but not a pool of water if that makes sense. I'm thinking of a snake of sorts, MAYBE a lizard but I wouldn't mind venturing into the frog, toad and bug world too. Something not mega pricey though because I'd need to get lighting and heating too!
I've read that the ideal snake tank should have a combined length and depth as long as or longer than the snake itself. If this is true then what kind of snake can I get that grows to 4.5 ft and below? I'd like a fairly bulky snake so whip snakes and the sort are not really what I'm looking for.