After a long frustrating battle with various filters that kept breaking/dying/making loud buzzing noises, I finally decided to give my goldfish away and convert the tank to a reptile viv. So as of today my goldies are gone (luckily to live in a nice pond) and I have this huge empty 45 gallon long.
At first I really wanted a corn snake, but now I'm rethinking this idea in favor of gecko condos. I was thinking of devising secure dividers, probably plexiglas, and splitting the tank up into portions. It is about the same height as a 29 gallon but longer than a 55 gallon, so I have a lot of space to work with.
Here are some ideas--
A 30 gallon breeding/females section plus one or two smaller sections for a male each.
Four or five individual compartments for crested gecko babies or males.
A few crested gecko sections and one section for a gargoyle gecko.
X space for a chewie?
Any ideas? Any suggestions? It would be a natural setup throughout the tank, even if divided. I have a 29 gallon and 15 gallon with natural setups that work excellently and really enjoy the live plants.
Additional Question-- This 45 gallon long has a light unit with a plant light that is not too bright but helps plants grow. Would this bother the geckos or be fine on top of a screen lid?