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Old 03-03-2012, 08:58 PM
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So i keep Burmese and decided to price up some big viv's ... bit steep... so i thought id make my own one... its going to be a 8*4*4 viv

here are some pics of how its going so far

1st we get B&Q to deliver some MDF... seemed smaller in the store


So first off i need to seal off the MDF.. I used 50-50 PVA to water ... the cat is optional


This is how we paint the board


Once the board was sealed i added runners to the bottom of the floor and covered with cloth so it will still move when totally built


What i also added was outed brackets so that if any of the Burmese push against the wall of the viv the wood wont pop off as there is no internal frame


Then i started to fit part of the jigsaw together



The finished viv will have a 3ft shelf 2ft up so i added battons to help hold up the shelf


Its so big i could move in!


Then its time to start off the electrics.... I'm using high powered infra red lights.. that was i get to see them at night too


Then we added vents and the shelf



Then it was...


And checked all lights worked



And Add the bottom front panel


That is as far as iv got due to the pond sealant Im using being out of stock..... annoying but worth the wait for a decent finish

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:02 PM
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That's one impressive sized vivarium!
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That's going to be a BIG ASS viv I'm crap at building stuff, mine would fall to bits
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That's going to be a BIG ASS viv I'm crap at building stuff, mine would fall to bits


Im hoping that with all the extra brackets will keep it together
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looks massive!

what size is the snake?
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What thickness of mdf did u get?? My cousin is a bit handy, he said to me he would use 3/4 in thick external plywood an put batons in each corner to strengthen for stacking. Like I said I'm useless no I just nod at him an say yeah u price it, an build it
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looks massive!

what size is the snake?


Its not just one ..There will be a few Girls sharing
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What thickness of mdf did u get?? My cousin is a bit handy, he said to me he would use 3/4 in thick external plywood an put batons in each corner to strengthen for stacking. Like I said I'm useless no I just nod at him an say yeah u price it, an build it


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If you don't mind me asking, what have you paid for the sheets so far? I want to build a 6x3x3 for my male Burmese because the charges for buying is stupid
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If you don't mind me asking, what have you paid for the sheets so far? I want to build a 6x3x3 for my male Burmese because the charges for buying is stupid


My total cost including wood, screws, brackets, paint, stat and glue and glass £270
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