Alright, so I decided a couple months ago I wanted to get a Mangrove Monitor. However, I'm really lazy. So where I can turn regular light effort chores into regular minor activities, I will do it.
Now my Mangrove Monitor is housed in 2 firmly connected 55 Gallon Sterilite Tubs. One side houses soil, rocks, branches and the heating lights. The other side is slightly larger and houses about a 6" deep aquarium, which drains into a 10 gallon sump with 4"pvc
tubing to house polyfill, carbon, heating, and media. At the moment the aquarium has a few rosy reds in it (test fish, and even though they aren't good for food, they won't be too much of its diet if they are eaten).
Now I am considering the design of my adult enclosure for the monitor, if I find it is eating the fish it will end up getting a huge swimming area (90-140 gallons), as well as a number of pond snails and four different species of fish (Platies, Mollies, Guppies, and Swordtails). So I came to this forum to seek advice for the base of my adult enclosure (probably a 6'x3' aquarium that is 8-12" deep)