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    I have a aquastyle 850 aquariam that I am converting to a tank for a beardie.

    i am just wondering if anybody here has any experience converting these, or similar and how you went about installing a heat lamp and lighting?

    Im a bit unsure about the cords etc

    woulld love to see any pics you guys have!!!

    TIA

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    Sorry I have no idea what this is but I have made lizard enclosures from fish tanks, (It's all we had years ago) We made lids with built in lights or used clamp ons and cables were just run down the back of the tank. Any fish tank needs a custom approach but must be scrubbed first because fish leave a lot of bacteria.
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    Welcome to the forum sjackson
    As Dl mentioned most of us have played with converted fish tanks but they do create a few issues that generally steer you back to something more suitable
    just a few points to think about before you fully commit( if you haven't already
    The lighting and heat lamps shouldn't be overly difficult to install inside that hood but they will be a fair distance above where they really should be(a UV tube should be only half that height above the floor to be effective)
    you will also struggle to get a decent temperature gradient as there is no option for vents at opposing ends , possibly need to run computer type fans for circulation
    also the length of this tank will be okay for a juvenile but beardies grow fast and you will probably need to upgrade to something closer to 1200mm for an adult (12 months +)
    good luck bud

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