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Old 14-06-2010, 10:25 PM
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Wow thats amazing! Wouldnt feel comfortable working with that much glass <shudders> as i would end up breaking it but im sure alot of people will find this really helpful! Thanks for putting so much time and effort into creating this!

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Old 19-06-2010, 05:13 PM
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Very cool. Is there a total cost estimate on this?
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Old 21-06-2010, 09:46 AM
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Very cool. Is there a total cost estimate on this?
The total cost is dependant on the measurements of the vivarium to be constructed.

I have written a software calculator that will work out all the cut sizes for the glass and the cost, once you have imputted the size the vivarium required.

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Old 21-06-2010, 10:52 AM
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omg that is epic!
i love the front bottom vent, that is so kool, if i ever make a vivarium i know what set of instructions im going to use =]
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Old 22-06-2010, 12:06 AM
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Amazin I was looking at building a wooden viv for some future crestie additions but now looking at using this guide, the OH will be pleased as it will take me longer to save for the glass rather than cheap and wood.
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Old 22-06-2010, 12:53 AM
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Do you need any special type of glass for this (toughened?) and what thickness would be best to use?
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Old 22-06-2010, 09:40 AM
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Do you need any special type of glass for this (toughened?) and what thickness would be best to use?
Standard 4 or 6mm float glass is used, the thickness is dependant on the overall dimensions.

I have always used 4mm glass unless the vivarium that I build is either wider or taller tham 650mm. In which case I will 6mm glass, but only for the base, sides and back.

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Old 22-06-2010, 01:44 PM
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Standard 4 or 6mm float glass is used, the thickness is dependant on the overall dimensions.

I have always used 4mm glass unless the vivarium that I build is either wider or taller tham 650mm. In which case I will 6mm glass, but only for the base, sides and back.

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Thanks time to start looking for a local glass merchant then
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Old 19-07-2010, 07:43 AM
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I also have a design with a front that slopes backwards. This design is for Phalsuma, the sloped front prevent them from fouling the the front glass.
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Wow, this absolutely has to be a sticky!
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