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30-40 Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

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    35Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

    Hey guys,
    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.
    Anna (:

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    0.0.1 green iguana (Killer)
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    0.0.2 Japanese firebelly newts (Jackflap and K'napples)
    0.0.2 red eared sliders (Sergei and Steven)
    1.0.0 ball python (Baby)
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    Rest in peace Lola, K'nuckles and Preshuz. Always in my heart and never truly gone (:






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    Re: 30-40 Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

    Snake wise you could get a blood python! I might be wrong, but I know they don't get that big. I think I've read a female can get up to 5 feet and the males are smaller.
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    Re: 30-40 Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

    I'm looking them up right now! This one guy says they can get pretty mean. But they're nice fat snakes and they're from Malaysia just like me and my water snake! I'll do some research and see what they're like!
    Anna (:

    My owners:
    0.0.1 green iguana (Killer)
    0.0.1 Chinese firebelly newt (Puddles)
    0.0.2 Japanese firebelly newts (Jackflap and K'napples)
    0.0.2 red eared sliders (Sergei and Steven)
    1.0.0 ball python (Baby)
    1.0.0 bearded dragon (Waffles)


    Rest in peace Lola, K'nuckles and Preshuz. Always in my heart and never truly gone (:

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    Re: 30-40 Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

    I know I said I wanted a small snake lol but I've been thinking of getting a rear fanged, maybe a boiga dendrophila melatona. The 30 gal is not gonna hold an adult boiga but should hold a baby one to a sub adult about 5ft in length. I currently have an enhydris plumbea which is also rear fanged so I am familiar with their temperament, husbandry needs and feeding. Still accepting suggestions though!
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    Anna (:

    My owners:
    0.0.1 green iguana (Killer)
    0.0.1 Chinese firebelly newt (Puddles)
    0.0.2 Japanese firebelly newts (Jackflap and K'napples)
    0.0.2 red eared sliders (Sergei and Steven)
    1.0.0 ball python (Baby)
    1.0.0 bearded dragon (Waffles)


    Rest in peace Lola, K'nuckles and Preshuz. Always in my heart and never truly gone (:

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    Re: 30-40 Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

    I've been thinking about getting a tokay gecko, so that is what I would suggest. They are pretty feisty though so most people keep them as a look-don't-touch animal.
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    Re: 30-40 Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

    I heard that Sand Python's only grow to 3 feet long.Not 100 % sure on that though ;D

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    Re: 30-40 Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

    Yeah, I read that they're feisty! I don't think I know any good pet stores or breeders here though. I'll look up the tokays and see if I'd like to have one! Here they're called tokeks lol I don't know why I find that word so entertaining!
    Anna (:

    My owners:
    0.0.1 green iguana (Killer)
    0.0.1 Chinese firebelly newt (Puddles)
    0.0.2 Japanese firebelly newts (Jackflap and K'napples)
    0.0.2 red eared sliders (Sergei and Steven)
    1.0.0 ball python (Baby)
    1.0.0 bearded dragon (Waffles)


    Rest in peace Lola, K'nuckles and Preshuz. Always in my heart and never truly gone (:

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    Re: 30-40 Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

    Tokays are super expensive here!!! How much do they cost where you live cos owners are asking for 800-1000 ringgit per gecko! (that's 200-250 USD but the value of spending 1000 ringgit here is about the same as spending 500 USD or more if that makes sense)
    Anna (:

    My owners:
    0.0.1 green iguana (Killer)
    0.0.1 Chinese firebelly newt (Puddles)
    0.0.2 Japanese firebelly newts (Jackflap and K'napples)
    0.0.2 red eared sliders (Sergei and Steven)
    1.0.0 ball python (Baby)
    1.0.0 bearded dragon (Waffles)


    Rest in peace Lola, K'nuckles and Preshuz. Always in my heart and never truly gone (:

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    Re: 30-40 Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

    Sand pythons are so cute!!! Sigh pythons and boas are so pricey here though. One of the cheapest would be the retic because you can get them in the wild but they're huge and aggressive, and repeat strikers too! No thanks! I love a challenge but being bitten half a dozen times in 10 seconds is just not my cup of tea! XD
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    Anna (:

    My owners:
    0.0.1 green iguana (Killer)
    0.0.1 Chinese firebelly newt (Puddles)
    0.0.2 Japanese firebelly newts (Jackflap and K'napples)
    0.0.2 red eared sliders (Sergei and Steven)
    1.0.0 ball python (Baby)
    1.0.0 bearded dragon (Waffles)


    Rest in peace Lola, K'nuckles and Preshuz. Always in my heart and never truly gone (:

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    Re: 30-40 Gal Tank with No Herp Inside!

    Quote Originally Posted by ToriH View Post
    Snake wise you could get a blood python! I might be wrong, but I know they don't get that big. I think I've read a female can get up to 5 feet and the males are smaller.
    That tank would not be big enough for a blood python. Most adult females measure 50"-66" in total length, most adult males measure 40"-56" in total length. Older females occasionally attain 72" in total length. But they also are quite heavy bodied some reaching 40-45 lbs!
    That size of an enclosure would be suitable for a ball python for a heavy bodied snake. And while heating will be necessary they require no special lighting.
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