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Old 03-04-2010, 12:38 AM
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Hi just needed to ask a few questions:

How much (on average) would this cost you?

what speices could go in there

because im thinking of breeding my leo so if i put 2 leos in that size tank then i can use my old tank for the hatchlings.

but i was thinking of making two, so what over speices could i put in there ive looked around i like geckos looked at pictus's do you know of anyothers?



can i just say nice thread
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Hi just needed to ask a few questions:

How much (on average) would this cost you?

what speices could go in there

because im thinking of breeding my leo so if i put 2 leos in that size tank then i can use my old tank for the hatchlings.

but i was thinking of making two, so what over speices could i put in there ive looked around i like geckos looked at pictus's do you know of anyothers?



can i just say nice thread

The price is quoted going by the full retail prices at Homebase. and based on buying EVERYTHING there..but in reality. if you made it from plain white contiboard it would be around £35-£40 depending on shopping around for your wood..your glass price is the one that will cause the most end price fluctuatuion..my best tip for this is to contact double glazing window supplyers..they take out old 4mm window glass all day long and generally can supply you with cheap glass which you can either cut yourself or in many cases they have their own in house glass cutters...

As far as what you can keep in it..well...loads really..pretty much any lizard under 6-8" sv length and if you supply hides . 2 leopards woukl be fine...as would pretty much any other ground dweller of a similar size.. Teratoscincus spp are amazing ..as are the African fat tailed geckos (similar to leos)
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they all seem to be 15 mm thick is that thick enough i thought most people use 18 mm
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they all seem to be 15 mm thick is that thick enough i thought most people use 18 mm

No 15mm is fine,,in fact the measurement supplied in the build up are calculated using 15mm...18mm is normally when you purchase 8ft x 4ft sheets of ply or similar....too damn heavy and not neccessary for the size of unit you will build,
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Hi
I followed this guide over the weekend and have to say its spot on, fitting a piece of skirting board is normally a day long challenge for me!
I still can,t believe i made it (even if the wood yard did do all the cutting, supplied all the screws etc and pointed out the 1 typo already mentioned)
Thanks to the author and look forward to the 4 or 5 ft beardy viv cutting diagram lol
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I followed this guide over the weekend and have to say its spot on, fitting a piece of skirting board is normally a day long challenge for me!
I still can,t believe i made it (even if the wood yard did do all the cutting, supplied all the screws etc and pointed out the 1 typo already mentioned)
Thanks to the author and look forward to the 4 or 5 ft beardy viv cutting diagram lol
Great! looks like my post helped someone!! post up some pics!
Actually as the stack viv is quite complicated to draft out..i will continue working on that one..but should be posting up a corner vivarium build shortly..
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cracking guide m8 i've been building for years just wish your guide was about when i first started lol got it nailed now parden the pun but very helpful to new builders (and far cheaper than buying ready made)
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Furniture Board - White - 457x2440x15mm from Homebase.co.uk

Is this the plain funiture contiboard?


could i use this?
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Furniture Board - White - 457x2440x15mm from Homebase.co.uk

Is this the plain funiture contiboard?


could i use this?

Yes its exactly the same..the measurements i have provided are the same..its just a wider board in a wood finish..but the white is a cheaper alternative.
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Yes its exactly the same..the measurements i have provided are the same..its just a wider board in a wood finish..but the white is a cheaper alternative.
cheers how long does it take to make?

im thinking of making two and selling one in the summer holidays do you think this is possible?
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