Woke up this morning to find my fish tank had sprung a major leak and had dumped half it's contents on my sitting room floor. After a frantic half hour of mopping up water and putting my fish in a bucket, I realised that my tank definitely will not be useable for fish again. The glass isn't cracked but the seal around the bottom has gone. I took my fish to the nearest pet shop and gave them away, figuring it was better than letting them die a slow death in the bucket. At the shop I noticed a couple of bearded lizards, I'd never seen these before and they look cool as ****. My thoughts immediately turned to building a vivarium using my old fish tank as a base. I spoke to the geeky but attractive teenage girl in the shop and she explained that the priorities where ventilation, a really warm spot and a cooler sheltered spot. I purchased a lamp and a heat mat and made my way to wickes to buy some sand and some mesh. After an hour of tinkering at home my creation was complete. I reckon I've done a fairly pukka job and it looks quite tidy. The lamp and heat mat are over on one side to make a warm spot and the other side has my old fish tank plants and a log for some shelter. I've replaced half the lid with mesh and added the big lamp to the existing fluorescent tubes. I've used black and nasty to tape up any gaps big enough for a lizard to escape. So next step is getting a lizard, I've never kept reptiles before and don't know anyone who does. Anyone on here into lizards? Specifically bearded lizards? Some decent advice would be very much appreciated.