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29 gallon tank, so many possibilities!!

I want to create a temporary vivarium for a Chinese water dragon or permanent enclosure for a different tropical reptile. I've been DYING to get Chinese water dragon for over a year now and have been doing tons of research. [I'm not very familiar with other reptiles except for leopard geckos.] And now that I have the money for it, I'm ready to start setting up! I just need to figure out what i want, lol. I know Chinese water dragons need a very large enclosure once they're full grown. And I'd need to upgrade a few times if i start out with a 29g. But what other tropical reptiles are there? Should i start out with a CWD or is there something similar that would be easier to care for? Not that i have doubts on being able to care for a CWD or anything but just want some open possibilities. I'm not in a hurry to get anything, i want to make sure i know what i want, then set up the vivarium/terrarium for the specific reptile and then purchase it. I just need some help on ideas and some information? Thanks in advance
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My first question would be to define "tropical" a little more, and if you plan on handling the critter.

Crested geckos are very interesting and easy to care for, a pair of these should do fine in a 29 gallon tank. A Gargoyle gecko could also do well in this tank. These two types also tolerate handling well, and are easy to feed.

There are several varieties day geckos that would fit in this tank, but they are more demanding with requirements, and do not tolerate being handled well if at all.

Just some ideas. Personally i think bearded dragons are much more fun than CWD, but these don't qualify as tropical.

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I want to create a temporary vivarium for a Chinese water dragon or permanent enclosure for a different tropical reptile. I've been DYING to get Chinese water dragon for over a year now and have been doing tons of research. [I'm not very familiar with other reptiles except for leopard geckos.] And now that I have the money for it, I'm ready to start setting up! I just need to figure out what i want, lol. I know Chinese water dragons need a very large enclosure once they're full grown. And I'd need to upgrade a few times if i start out with a 29g. But what other tropical reptiles are there? Should i start out with a CWD or is there something similar that would be easier to care for? Not that i have doubts on being able to care for a CWD or anything but just want some open possibilities. I'm not in a hurry to get anything, i want to make sure i know what i want, then set up the vivarium/terrarium for the specific reptile and then purchase it. I just need some help on ideas and some information? Thanks in advance
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