postheadericon How to Create Aquariums So Lizards and Fish Can Coexist

Create an educational fish tank that is stimulating for lizards and amphibians without a messy and unhealthy dirt substrate. More surface area for running can be created.

How to Create Aquariums So Lizards and Fish Can Coexist

1 Get a fish tank (the larger the better), several pieces of slate (about 5 inches long and 1/2 inches thick), and two large tubes of aquarium sealant.

How to Create Aquariums So Lizards and Fish Can Coexist

2 Draw a removable straight line all the way around the tank on the outside glass 1/3rd of the way from the top. (2/3rds of tank will be water, 1/3rd is lizard habitat.)

How to Create Aquariums So Lizards and Fish Can Coexist

3 Set the tank on its side with the top facing you and glue pieces of slate on the inside of tank on your line. Each piece must be level with each other and spaced so that a lizard can hop or swim from one to another, but not too close (so the lizard can get out of the water). The slate will act as a beach.

How to Create Aquariums So Lizards and Fish Can Coexist

4 Wait for the sealant to dry, then glue more slates on the remaining 3 sides of tank.

How to Create Aquariums So Lizards and Fish Can Coexist

5 After the glue is dry, use more sealant to strengthen the bond between glass and rock.

How to Create Aquariums So Lizards and Fish Can Coexist

6 When the glue dries, and the tank is set up for fish, fill tank up to the main slates. 7 Cycle the tank. This step is important to the health of the fish.

How to Create Aquariums So Lizards and Fish Can Coexist

8 Buy community tropical fish (small ones that won’t drag lizards under) and lizards that are comfortable with water and won’t eat your fish.

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