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Verify that the tank can hold a substantial amount of water. Look at the bottom of the tank for a tag or manufacturer's label; this should state the type of container (aquarium, terrarium or both). If you are unable to find this label, contact the manufacturer for more advice. Do not put water in a tank that is designed only as a dry habitat for reptiles.
Remove all substrate, gravel, rocks, ornaments, wood and food from the tank. Discard them or place them in another reptile-friendly glass cage. These harbor nutrients, ammonia, fungi, bacteria and other compounds that can upset the chemical balance of an aquarium.
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Tetra Aquariums Tetra manufactures hundreds of products and publishes books for aquarium fish keeping, reptile and amphibian keeping, and water gardening. Most glass reptile cages are structurally identical to fish tanks--in fact, manufacturers frequently sell identical products as both aquariums and terrariums. With adequate time, preparation and equipment, an average pet enthusiast can easily convert a former reptile cage into a fully functional, fish-friendly aquarium. However, the process can have catastrophic effects-- including massive fish die-off and tank leaks--if it is not approached correctly.Using fluorescent tubes to provide light in a reptile enclosure is also popular. Lights such as these are also commonly seen in most aquarium setups. Specialized fluorescent tubes ...Aquariums are readily available cages used by many people to house pet reptiles. Despite this popularity, aquariums are not ideal enclosures for reptiles, as they are designed for the needs of fish. But, while aquariums are not ideal caging for most reptiles, particularly larger species, they can make acceptable housing for small lizards, snakes and turtles.Test the water daily using nitrate and ammonia test strips. These compounds are toxic to fish, and they are likely to be found in an aquarium that was previously used to house reptiles. If the test strips reveal that the water contains nitrate or ammonia, it means that there is still some reptile urine in the aquarium. Perform 50 percent water changes daily until they are undetectable, then begin adding fish to the tank.Ball pythons (Python regius), common kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula ssp.) and similarly sized snakes can be adequately housed in an aquarium. Likewise, young specimens of large species like boa constrictors (Boa constrictor ssp.) and blood pythons (Python breitensteini) can be housed in aquariums -- temporarily, before graduating to proper caging for large snakes. Ten-gallon aquariums are appropriate for snakes up to about 2 feet in length. Twenty-gallon aquariums suit snakes around 3 feet in length, and 40- to 75-gallon tanks are big enough for snakes up to 4 or 5 feet. Snakes above that size are best housed in commercially produced or custom-built reptile cages, as extremely large aquariums are difficult to heat and secure adequately.