Alright, to start off with, let me give you a little background as to how I ended up with a CWD. It was a totally unexpected thing. Lizz (my g/f) and I have been discussing reptiles for a while. We were definitely leaning towards a ball python or a boa, as I have more knowledge of them vs. other reptiles. Well, several months ago, her dad got a CWD. I've always liked the look of them and have always ooogled at them in pet stores and such. One of those, 'Oooo ... I want one of those one day!' type things. Her dad brought the dragon over a couple times during the summer and according to one of my roommates, I looked like I was so happy that she thought I was going to make out with it. Well, last week while we were watching TV, her dad calls her. He had just left Petsmart after getting some crickets for his CWD. They had hatchlings/juvies/babies (whatever you want to call them) in and he had gotten a second one. He also happened to tell us that there was one in the back that they couldn't sell, and he was up for adoption. They told him he was born with only 3 legs. He said if he didn't find a home in the next day, they were going to euth him. He knows a guy that works there pretty well, so we told him to call him next chance he got and tell them we would take him. I went off to work that night (I work overnights at Walmart) knowing that I would have to have something to set him up with temporarily. I also am currently taking the bus because I bought a Fiero to restore, instead of buying a working vehicle. Can't help it ... I love old cars ... especially Pontiacs. Either way, I knew a glass tank and a bus weren't going to mix well, so I ended up picking up a sterilite bin. It's a 55q (so roughly 13 gallons). I cut out part of the top and replaced it with old hamster cage bars so the heat and light could get through. He currently has a day time light and a night time light. With the day bulb on the basking spot goes up over 86 (stupid cheap fish thermometer only goes to 86). Night time the cool side gets to around 74. I know that the tank size is a lot less than everyone suggests, and her dad knows some one willing to build both of us enclosures of any size and specs or $40 plus the cost of materials. I am aiming for wooden sides and a plexiglass or acrylic front. What I really want to know is how do you all go about lighting such a set up? It's going to be either 3x3x6 or 4x4x6. I have to measure the doors in my house as well as the stairs to make sure I can get it all inside. Because of his only having three legs it was definitely suggested to me to keep things at a lower distance for him that a 4 legged dragon, at least to start off with. Until he is larger and we can see how good of a climber he will be. We are going to be ordering a good sized waterfall, the Exo Terra Large. It measures 11.4x11.4x11.8. I would like a fogger or mister, or both, in there for him too. I really just don't know how to have it built so that it can be lit up properly with out losing a bunch of humidity. I assume it is safer to have the heating and lighting outside of the enclosure, but how do you do that with wooden sides and top? I almost forgot. We'll be ordering a timer, other thermometers, a hygrometer, and infrared thermometer, and a couple of rheostats as well. Also, the Reptisun 10.0 UVB mini so that it can go in a regular dome. Right now his only source of vitamin D is the added D3 in the calcium dust I got. I got the one with D3 because I couldn't find the reptisun UVB light in the mini around here. I should add in that he is small and was very skinny and lethargic when we got him. The first 48 hrs he ate several times, and within 24 we could see the weight gain in his belly. He hasn't had any impaction issues ... and goes rather regularly. It's been about a week ... and his energy levels are already up so much. He's running, jumping (including right onto Lizz's face out of her hands) and trying to jump and climb out. Once we get the basic enclosure set up, we intend to add on to it, possibly even another section the same size added onto the back (doubling the depth) as well as creating a space under it with a custom stand so that we can have a drop in pond instead of having to have it above ground. I should note that he definitely was NOT born with only 3 legs. You can absolutely tell that his leg was ripped off by another lizard, mostly because there is still a small piece of bone sticking out. I have talked to my vet tech as well as a local reptile rescue about it. The leg itself is already completely healed and shows no signs of infection. I am going to go out in just a few minutes and get some branches to bake for him. With him having more energy, I'm ready for him to start climbing some. I feel like this whole post has been so scatter brained. I can't help it ... I'm beyond excited about having his enclosure made. Also, I know it takes several weeks for the wood to cure ... if he is going to be moved to a much bigger set up after it cures, is it ok to just get him a bigger bin for the time being? They do work exactly the same as a tank, there's just less worry about me breaking it getting it home. Oh oh! Let me attach a picture so you guys can get an idea about his size! This is him next to a small animal igloo ... the small sized one. Thanks for any help and info you can give me! OHH!! What kind of supplements/vitamins do you guys recommend? How often is it ok to feed him? Right now I have small crickets and meal worms for him. He seems to favor the meal worms ... and hasn't actually turned them down at all yet.