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    Quote Originally Posted by sdellin View Post
    Josh, good luck with the build. Keep us posted as you go. I'm sure Rango will appreciate a larger enclosure as he (or she, LOL) gets bigger. For me, I happened to have a 6 foot tall water dragon enclosure that I had built when I got my iguana... which he is outgrowing now... darned iguana! I didn't know how large an enclosure he would need as an adult (I'm now building an 8 foot wide enclosure). Had I known I'm sure I would still have gotten him. I'm a sucker for punishment.
    thanks Sharon haha yeah i think im the same, i can always build a bigger one as she grows, but at the momment shes only 1 and a half foot long, i know il need a bigger one but not straight away :) il keep use posted :)

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    Can you maybe come over here and work on my enclosure? LOL I had an injury in December where I lost part of my thumb and I lost momentum. I'm working on Malakai's enclosure, but it's slow going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdellin View Post
    Can you maybe come over here and work on my enclosure? LOL I had an injury in December where I lost part of my thumb and I lost momentum. I'm working on Malakai's enclosure, but it's slow going.

    I would love to but i dont have a passport lol

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    Irina is right about bio active substrate. It only works when the enclosure is large enough because you don't want to use intake/exhaust fans for small enclosure. It will cause too much air movement which is not good for iguana's respiratory health. Also if the enclosure ever gets fungus/mold problems the fan will be blowing the pathogens all over the enclosure & into the air your iguana will breathe in.

    If you want to have substrate & a pond together one PC fan is way too small to keep air fresh & subdue mold/fungus growth for the size of your enclosure. But if you install a bigger exhaust fan the air will move way too much for iguana to breath healthy and you are going to need air ventilators on top & bottom of the enclosure.

    Also mold & fungus will grow behind & under the pond. Behind & between the waterfall rocks & under the plastic pond & liner etc. They are very sneaky. You have to dismantle all the pond system to clean up to avoid mold issues.

    I know you have a big idea for your iguana enclosure and you want to try it out but I just don't agree to have Rango in it for the test.

    I would test the environment you are building before putting live iguana in it for 1-2 months, make sure you won't get too much air flow & no mold/fungus growing.
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    This terrarium is definitely small. Those. in this terrarium for the iguana can not have a substrate. Why experiment on iguana health? There was one experiment that ended with a trauma. I just can not understand the meaning of this experience with the substrate. Excuse me for harsh words.
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    well i have made changes to my igunana's enclosure :) instead of bio active soil i now have artificial grass :)

    my iguana is doing fine by the way :)

    Has anyone ever kept gold fish or fish in general in there iguanas pond?

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    Let's hope for new photos.Name:  Хлопает.gif
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    I have often heard that people want to combine the aquarium and terrarium of iguanas. But as a rule, it remains a dream. Iguana can visit the aquarium and make poop. What is the point? You can put the aquarium next to the terrarium, and your pet can admire.
    The opinion of most people (especially with experience) is to have a separate terrarium for an iguana.
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    Thank you for the update, I am glad she is doing better.
    I will have to agree with Irina, any kind of fish will probably cause more trouble.

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    I agree and I am happy to hear things are going well. I would love to see a new photo of your iguana.
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    Josh, I agree, fish wouldn't work in an iguana enclosure. Do don't want the iguana to eat the fish and get that animal protein, it's not good for them. They are plant eaters, but they can get interested in fish or other small reptiles and eat them. I wouldn't do it if it were me. I also think that the pond will need to be cleaned too often for fish to get established in an iguana pond.
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