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Killjoylee 26-02-2019 01:36 AM

Diy viv
I was wondering if anyone can help I wanted to build a cost effective viv. My question is can you use kitchen cabinet from B&Q and wickes would it work for a reptile viv thanks

MikeNative 26-02-2019 10:36 AM

You certainly could. Would only really be worth it if you already had or have access to a kitchen cabinet for free/cheap. I made my own viv but designed it from scratch and got the wood cut at a local timber merchant. Was really easy to do and would have been really cheap if I had used something other than marine ply sealed with epoxy resin. Was still much less than a commercially available viv and is totally indestructible 🙂

Killjoylee 26-02-2019 05:35 PM

What the best epoxy to use

MikeNative 27-02-2019 12:51 PM

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I used "Axson Epolam 2017 General Purpose Epoxy Resin System - Lloyds Approved" no idea if it is the best though. I mixed it with some “Fillite Filler Powder” and poured myself a waterproof floor. Came out really good and was easy to do.

MikeNative 27-02-2019 04:55 PM

The picture shows a little test square of the ply I used with poured epoxy floor. It was total overkill for a viv but I already had the stuff sitting about. It was leftover from making an homemade epoxy granite CNC machine.

You could in theory make a plywood aquarium with the stuff. 🙂

Killjoylee 28-02-2019 12:17 AM

Thanks so much I get some order and try it cheers

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