Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 16
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by jen434 Love it
I decided to buy this for one of my bearded dragons. Putting it together took about 20 minutes. I love having the front doors. No more having to move her lights to feed her or get her out. Also, there's places on top you can remove to have cords go through. There's only two things I don't like. First, the little knobs that come with it are really small. No way I could open the doors with those. It was an easy fix. I bought self adhesive knobs from Lowe's. The next is the cable piece that goes on the side is already screwed together pretty tight. I took a wide pie knife and was able to unscrew it and install. I'm very pleased about my purchase. I will be buying another one for our other bearded dragon.
June 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AlexisT The terrarium itself looks great. I keep my ball python in the 36" x 18" x 18" and it's wonderful. It has enough length and height for the snake to have plenty of space to explore his surroundings. Assembling it wasn't too difficult and it's design is great especially if you need to have easy access to your reptile for daily mistings. It's also nice that heating pad will never come in contact with the stand/table/whatever you have it on because the terrarium has feet and they won't scratch the table/stand/etc up a ton either.
I only have a few problems with it:
1. The mesh screen on the side of the terrarium loses more humidity than I'd like.
2. It does not come with knobs for the from doors so you'll have to put some on yourself
3. It isn't very clear that the cable pass has to be unscrewed and furthermore it's not too easy to unscrew
Otherwise this is a wonderful terrarium and I'd definitely get this again if I were to need another tank for a reptile
May 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Geckohawaii I have the 50 gallon Nat. Geo terrarium. Over all, I'm pleased with it, but there are a few things that knocked it down to 4 stars for me.
1) The cable pass comes SCREWED TOGETHER. You will have to continue unscrewing after all the vents/openings are closed, to the point that you will probably think you are breaking the pass. Trust me, you're not. My cable pass was so tightly screwed neither myself nor the employee were able to open it, so I had to get a new one. Just know it's a pain in the butt to figure out, and a serious packing flaw on National Geographic's part. Just pack it in the box already unscrewed!
2) If you're looking for a terrarium that needs to have relatively high levels of heat and/or humidity, this probably isn't the best choice, at least in the 50 gallon size. The screened panel on the right side, in addition to the screened top, allows for serious heat escape. I'm actually going to make a solid panel to cover my side screen, as my ball python's habitat only hits the low 80's, and that's with an xl under-tank heater and two 100 watt bulbs in dome lamps. Lucky for me I live in Florida, so the humidity isn't a big issue, but it would be if I still lived in Texas! The screened side panel probably isn't as big of an issue in a smaller tank, but in the 50 gallon, I'm finding it hard to keep the heat in. Note: the cable pass provides anywhere from none to 5 air vents. And obviously you can run cables through it.
3) It would be convenient if National Geographic also made a brand of light hoods/covers to fit this tank. It would help with keeping temperatures and humidity stable. I suppose one could find or make a long light hood or cover, but I find that Exo-Terra's idea of making the cover to fit their tank very convenient, and wish National Geographic had done the same.
4) Aside from the infuriating cable pass, the tank was very easy to construct. The screen top gets a 4-star for opening. The squeeze clamps on front and bank of screen are slightly more trouble than I'd like. The front doors also get a 4-star, as there is nothing textured to grip while opening them. You have to wedge a finger against the glass-smudging the other glass door in the process-to get the door open. Not too horrible, but again, slightly inconvenient.
All-in-all, a very good tank. Mostly, I wish there was as easy way to combat the large quantities of screen. Everything else I could live with.
February 26, 2015