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Old 24-05-2014, 12:36 PM
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Thanks to the OP for the excellent write up
It inspired me enough to build a couple of vivs this week:

Not quite complete, but they're nearly there. Just need to fit vents and glass and give them a coat of paint (the wife wants one purple and the other lime green!).
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Old 25-05-2014, 01:13 PM
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With their new paint jobs:

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Old 02-06-2014, 02:57 PM
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Thinking of making my own viv (with my grandads help.....and tools!) For my african house snake with some unlaminated wood panels he uas lying around....what sort of varnish/ treatment should I use for the wood?
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Old 24-07-2014, 07:42 AM
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Its a good layout for designing wooden vivarium. Thanks for posting it here.

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Default wow

How did you make those? ***128513;
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Old 22-09-2015, 02:43 PM
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Default Vivarium parts


If you are looking for parts for your vivarium I recommend this website

Vivexotic spares

my friend has made a good collection of vivarium with parts from here and I highly recommend it.

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Old 25-11-2015, 05:59 PM
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Tnx for your plans. I'm planning on making one myself for a corn snake. I've got a few questions though.

1) How thick should the hardboard for the back be? The ones I saw were just 3 mm thick. This can't be enough, right?
2) Can I use artificial (in this case polystyrene) glass? If so, should it still be 4 mm? And is it easy and safe to cut this type of 'glass'?
3) How should the inside of the vivarium be cleaned and disinfected/sanitized, without affecting the board.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 31-03-2019, 12:14 PM
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just been reading all about this
seen this one on youtube
may have a go at doing a small one
never look down on people only when you are helping them up
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