cheap tanks for cornsnakes

Discussion in 'Corns & Rat Snakes' started by abcornsnake12, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. abcornsnake12

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    i want to know if anyone knows about a cheap gallon tank for a cornsnake that i can buy.
     
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  3. Axe

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    Walmart have small rubbermaids for $0.79.
    You can buy a 10 gallon tank from a pet store for about 8 bucks

    How big is the snake you intend to put in it?
     
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    a corn i want a big tank but not to big like a 40g - 30g

    a corn i want a big tank but not to big like a 40g - 30g or a 29
     
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    How BIG is the snake you intend to put in it? Not what type of snake.

    Is this a 10" hatchling? Or a 6ft adult?
     
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    it like 15-26in and i need a biger tank
     
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    OK, I'll assume your snake is about 2 feet long (?). In that case, an aquarium anywhere from 10-20 gallons should be fine. The Rubbermaid, of the same size, are nice too, and cheaper. But if you want to decorate the enclosure for "show" then a glass aquarium with a good, sturdy screened lid that locks down would do fine. Either way, make sure you have a nice hiding place since most corns and rats can be very shy and reclusive during the day. Also make sure you can heat it safely. I highly discourage heat rocks for any reptile and think heat lamps are best for ambient heat in aquariums.
    If this is the 31 day old corn from your other post, then it's probably still pretty small (?). If that's the case I would recommend the "shoebox" size rubbermaids with a hide box inside. Those are great to start snakes in and they're easy to clean.
     
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    i want to know if en won knos a site with cheap tanks
     
  13. Axe

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    you won't find cheap tanks online. The shipping on tanks is usually more than the cost of the tank itself.
     
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    DO U KNO LIKE WHAT STORE WOULD BE GOOD

    LIKE WHAT KIND TO GO TO LIKE A CHAIN LIKE PET CO OR PET SMART OR GO LOCAL WHAT DO U THINK IS A GOOD SIZE FOR THE CORN THAT I WONT HAVE 2 BUY ANTHOR TANK
     
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    A 20g long, or a 29g long will be fine. Just make sure when it's young, that you provide plenty of hiding spots.

    But a 10g tank is only $8, so why not just get a 10g tank and then upgrade as the snake grows?
     
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    10 gallons is a little small for a 2 foot snake. A corn should be fine in a 30 gallon forever.
     
  17. abcornsnake12

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    its not even a foot let it look big but is not
     
  18. princessrufus

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    You can get a 20 gallon long tank at petsmart for about $22!! Thats the cheapest I've found them. But if its not for a showy tank go w/ a rubbermaid. :)

    Alyssa
     

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