36"Lx18W"x18"H or 36"Lx18"Wx24"H; but if you have one adult Beardie, a 55 gal long or a 75 gallon are the best tank sizes if you are going to go aquarium style. If you have one of the front open cages, then 36"Lx18"Wx12"H or 18"H is a good setup due to lighting (these types can get a hood with alternate lighting than the aquarium, so shorter tank is better unless you plan on having the hood lighting and another dome light for heat source, with the ability to climb close to that deflector dome, then it is ok to go taller). Yes, bigger is better when getting a cage as noted by the others who have answered, but remember what type of animal you have. Beardies need high heat temps and having a tall tank requires additional lighting sources for heat. The ambient temp should be 90-100F during the day for the tank. Do not put the heating over the entire tank space though, they do need a space where they can escape heat just as they would if they were in the desert. The red light that is on at night, i keep mine on 24hrs a day, and blend it with the day light requirements for Vitamin D exposure as well as the spot heating. The sticky pads for heating under the tank sound great, but if you cannot control the thermostat, stay away from them as you can burn your Beardie...just like no heated rocks...you will hurt your Beardie. If you have a tall tank, make sure that you have a climbing source that is solid for your Beardie to get up on to get closer to the heat. One of the worst things you can do to a Beardie is to have a tall tank with great lighting and heat, but not have a way for it to get close to the heat. Also note that having a source to hang your lights on is ideal, as leaving them flush on top of the cage top and moving them each time you open the top will seriously shorten the life span of your lights. They have great options that clamp on the side of the tank or ones that have super duty peel-n-stick with an adjustable pole - this type is cheaper, but has just a slightly less adjustable option set than the clamp on ones, but they are cheaper and yes, the sticky tape is great, just prep before you stick.
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Gallons = (Length x Width x Height) / 231
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The closest is the 36" x 18" x 18", which equals 50.49 US gallons, to figure out measurements to gallons is multiply the height, length, and width (depth) and divide that number by 231, i.e. 36 x 18 x 18 = 11664 / 231 = 50.49.
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Since you said you wanted a Bearded Dragon the largest tank would be good for a full grown beardie as it is 40 gallons. So you can use the largest for a beardie for all of its life but if you want a 50 gallon you would have to make it because most of the tanks you find at pet stores that are 50 and up are TALL instead of LONG.
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