Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19
Rated 3 out of 5 by keysdancer great, as long as you don't have to close it!
I bought this habitat because the top screen was metal, and the frame looked sturdy. I have both the 30x12x12 and the 16x16x12.
12 inches is too short. The sand scoop won't fit in it, so I had to buy another one.
The main problem is the locking mechanism. When the bolt is down, sand falls into the crevice. The next time the bolt is raised, the sand falls under it, and there's no way to get it out. Over time, the bolt no longer retracts enough for the glass to pass it. So I am forced to close these tanks with duct tape.
February 9, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by LaVitaS I have 2 50 gal. And love them!
As a few others stated I'm not a fan of all the ways heat escapes from the tanks....... 4 out of 5 stars because this is a big issue. If you are housing a crested gecko or a Tokay gecko I'm sure it would be fine?
I picked up 2, 50 gallon tanks because I have a lot of reptiles needing larger cages. I am super happy with these!
I don't know if I really want to be moving these around but they are somewhat easy to figure out and assemble. I didn't realize at first that the side poles needed to be screwed in. I figured out the cable vent no problem.
My first is for my bearded dragon male, Wolfram. (Prepare for anime names!)
He's kinda a big boy so I made a huge enclosure he shares with 2 African side neck turtles (they have a turtle tank that has a shared basking rock and land access).they have been housed 'together' for about 6 months no issues. Wolfram only liked to steal their fish and got too cold being out to steal said fish. I built this tank in the enclosure and I've covered up the side vent and part of the top with tarp scraps to keep in the heat at night. During the day when the heat lamps are all on, he pushes the doors open and walks the tank and enclosure. When the night lights come back on and under tank heaters are fully on he goes back in and I shut the doors for him. Real simple and not a bad deal. I don't lock the doors because he's already in an enclosure and the tank is just there as an incubator for him.
Tank #2 is for my 4 Leopard geckos. (I won't annoy you with their names)
I started with one in a 20 long tank that became so aggressive I couldn't clean the tank. After getting him some older babies who needed a home I no longer fear for my hand and fingers. Unfortunately, now that they're all close to adult size, they don't fit in the 20 gallon anymore.
This tank is way too big? I plan on really adding plants and bark climbs because these guys like to get to the top and sides to tease my cats.
Again I have a heat issue!
I've covered the top with tarp clipping and put their light into the tank (because the tank is too tall for them to get good heat from so far up) but still can't keep as much heat. I think I'm going to switch from sand to tile and add some under tank heaters to the sides and hope that helps bring up the heat!
I might get one or two more tanks for my crested Gecko and to eventually house my Tokay gecko, but if I can't figure out this heat issue I just might have to look elsewhere.
Overall it's a good tank. I just wish NatGeo made a hood to fit this so I don't have to mod things myself.
December 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by LaurenP Excellent Starter Habitat for Tortoises
I wanted to wait until I had had this terrarium for quite some time before writing a review. When I purchased my first Russian tortoise at the beginning of the year, I chose this terrarium because it was (and still is) one of the largest available. It also had decent reviews, and I have had excellent customer service regarding nearly everything I have ever purchased from Petsmart. Now, nine months later, I am as in love with it as I was the day I purchased it. It was easy to assemble, and it provides a great 360-degree view so that I can always see my tortoise (unless she is hiding in her shell hut, of course). For a four-and-a-half inch tort, it provided a fair amount of space to roam, dig, and climb. Nearly a year later, however, my only regret is that she is outgrowing the terrarium quickly! I am currently on the hunt for something more spacious as she continues to try to escape and roam. (The attached picture is current.) That aside, though, I am elated with my decision to purchase this terrarium. I read a lot of reviews cautioning against the use of a glass habitat for tortoises, but I have no regrets. It DID hold in a bit of heat, but I needed a terrarium that would do so; the temperature in the house is always pretty cool. Plus, Marzia loves being able to see out and watch what everyone else is doing. She has become quite sociable. It's easy to clean, which is great, and provides enough room for substrate that she was able to dig around quite a bit (particularly when she was smaller). The only noticeable downfall from the start was that, because the terrarium is so tall, I had to purchase one of the most powerful heating bulbs that I could find so that the heat would actually reach all the way to the substrate. All in all, though, it is an excellent terrarium, and I would recommend it to anyone. I think that my tortoise would, too!
December 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by WaterDragonfan Wondering
I purchased this Terrarium for my water dragons, who are getting rather large. I was very excited and assembled everything perfectly. the top was snug, the screws weren't over tightened. My wife and I lifted it from the table to the stand we purchased originally for a fish tank. As we lifted it off the table the entire right side of the tank cracked, the plastic from the top of the base and the plastic from the top pieces snapped. It dropped on my leg and now I am stuck with glass all over my floor, a mad wife and I am out what I paid for the tank. I have a few friends who have purchased this tank and have no issues. I am hoping it was just this one. I am currently waiting on customer service to see what they can do for me. I will update after I speak to their representative.
August 14, 2015