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 #2161934


Pullins125
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 New to condas

i am thinking bout getting a male yellow anaconda. i was wondering how most ppl set up their tanks. i heard many different things bout them not even much water and others that say that alot of water is required. i wanna set up a 125 gallon tank and set a 27 gallon tank inside it filled with water. i also read that it is best to start off with a smaller tank then move up in size. whats your experiences? also how do you set up your tanks? pics would also help.



07/11/10  11:37pm

 #2162147


Mikebrown18
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  Message To: Pullins125   In reference to Message Id: 2161934


 New to condas

Well it depends on the size of the snake you are getting. for a young snake i would house him in maybe a shoebox size container (tupperware, iris, etc.) or if you have it, a 10 gallon aquarium. if the tank is too large you could stress the aniumal. Im not a big fan of aquariums unless i have fish in them. Give the snake a hide box on one end that is just enough for him to get into and feel secure. you could put any number of substrates in there. I use newspaper for ease. you could use paper towels, cypress mulch, sani-chips, shredded pine. None of my yellows or greens really soak in water unless they are about to shed and they knock thier water bowls over anyway. I would put a small water bowl in there for it. I keep an ambient temperature at about 84 degrees with a hot spot of about 90. they are much easier to keep than many other boids. They seem to be alot more forgiving as well. Hope i could help. You can go to benrenick.com and look at his caresheet as well if you like.



07/12/10  07:03pm

 #2162149


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  Message To: Mikebrown18   In reference to Message Id: 2162147


 New to condas

sorry. i meant to say shredded aspen. Do not use pine. it is bad.



07/12/10  07:12pm

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Pullins125
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  Message To: Mikebrown18   In reference to Message Id: 2162149


 New to condas

what kinda light do you suggest for the hot spot? and what would you use as a hiding spot? i can use a smaller tank at first. i have an older 28"x16"x14" tank i can use. i will also probably use shreddred aspen bedding as well. would a glass or screen top be best?



07/13/10  12:43am

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  Message To: Pullins125   In reference to Message Id: 2162235


 New to condas

well if you have to use anything use the screen top. just make sure you have the lid secured because yellows can be escape artists. a 75 watt heat bulb should be ok. i use one of the night bulbs. make sure you purchase from a reputable breeder as well. you will have less headaches that way.



07/13/10  03:49pm

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Pullins125
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  Message To: Mikebrown18   In reference to Message Id: 2162332


 New to condas

ok thanks for all your help. i probably will get my snake from a breeder off of here. most all my breeders some from private breeders. i feel they love there animals and tend to care for them better and wanna see whats best for the babies and parents.



07/14/10  08:00pm

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  Message To: Pullins125   In reference to Message Id: 2162669


 New to condas

just curious... can you set up a tank that is more like their natural enviroment? like do half water to half land? if so how would you set that up. i kinda wanna do a more natural enviroment for one instead of just a lg water bowl.



07/24/10  11:59pm

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  Message To: Pullins125   In reference to Message Id: 2164847


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well you could i suppose. But most anacondas in captivity will usually stay on the land side. Also you have to be very careful about water blisters and such. Having them in a water set-up can cause a lot of skin and health issues. Also having a 50-50 setup will be extremely hard to maintain. it’ll need to maintained everyday to filter the water and keep bacteria from building up. I would stay as minimalistic as possible. The more time you can spend on your snake rather than its environment will be great. a lot of people that try the natural route end up getting burnt out on dealing with the maintenance and the animals suffers. just some advice.



07/26/10  08:21pm

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Pullins125
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  Message To: Mikebrown18   In reference to Message Id: 2165196


 New to condas

ok i was just curious. i kinda wanna do the natural habitat if i can find a way not to affect the health of the snake. it is no problem for me to change the water several times a week, as i have many fish tanks and change water on a daily routine anyways. i just am having problems finding out how to set up a proper 50/50 setup for one. i got alot more research to do one a natural enviroment and health issues b4 i set one up. it may just be best to do a mainly land enviroment.



07/28/10  11:09am


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