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  1. Equipment & Supplies
    Do I remember there being a DIY forum on here? I want to attempt building some enclosure Stacks but could do with reading a little more and need to find suppliers of PVC in the UK I have ideas, I have worked out more or less what I need but it would be helpful reading others experiences to...
  2. Habitat
    What wood would you recommend to use when making a 5ft viv Iv been looking at MDF , contiboard and a few other It needs to be fairly strong and be able to hold a hight percentage of humidity so worried about MDF even with a yacht finish Any suggestions from you guys TiA
  3. Habitat
    Hi, at the moment I am building a viv that is going to be 6(L)x2(H)x3(D). I am looking to making a bit of a fake rock background on the back and the sides. I am hoping that this will help to make the viv looking a bit better and also help to hold the heat in a bit better. I have decided to use...
  4. Habitat
    I'm at the horrid planning stage. I got sick of looking for shelving and decided I'd try find something of my own. This is the current plan: The plan is have my gecko's up at the top, being the lightest setup probably the best idea. Out of all the gecko's I've seen I think African Fat Tails...
  5. Snakes
    Someone who builds custom vivs/racking in or near Harlow in Essex?
  6. Lizards
    Im building a viv with the dimensions: 4 foot high by 3 foot wide by 16 inches back Its going to be for a panther chameleon so what lighting would people recommend also need light for plants would also appreciate advise for an appropriate advise for a heat source, and where bouts in the viv...
  7. Habitat
    Im setting up a vivarium for a panther chameleon and will be including a misting machine, therefore didn't think wood would be the best idea (warping). Would a whole glass viv with sliding doors be alright with ventilation from the top? Any other ideas? Alex14
  8. Habitat
    just wondering whats the best materials to use for building custom backgrounds and caves etc, and any tips would be much appreciated thankyou in advance: victory:
  9. Fish Keeping
    Hi , I'm 17 years of age and starting a big tank build. I want to build a large aquarium to go outside in my greenhouse/glasshouse roughly 6ft long x 4ft wide x 4ft high or 30" high , I really want to know what is the cheapest way to build it like for example. Glass , plexiglass/acrylic ...
  10. Habitat
    The problem with looking is......I look at stuff like this and think "I could, convert that to a viv" (shame its dimensions are not a little bit bigger) but I can hear my wallet shouting...."Nooooooooooooooooooooooo! be happy with the one you just made fool!" lol Still there are some nice...
  11. Habitat
    Hi all, so im kinda new to this forum, but ive checked everywhere and there doesnt seem to be much info when it comes to golden tegus and fish coexisting in one tank. I have seen quite a number of CWD (chinese water dragon) enclosures where they fill the bottom of the tank with water, fishes...
  12. Habitat
    For my bosc viv (8x4x4) I was going to follow the stickies advice and just scale it up, but now I'm thinking it might be better to go with a frame and use panels on the walls. What do you think will be more effective? Also for the glass (using sliding glass doors) since it will basically be 8...
  13. Off Topic Classifieds
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  14. Snakes
    Last night i caught my big normal female soaking in her water bowl (no signs of shedding), tonight she's massive again but no longer "lumpy". Is this an ovulation or still building?
  15. Habitat
    Hey folks im trying this quick design for when i have built my aboreal viv I'm using Gorilla glue to join both sections but the prob im having is getting a decent bond on the 2 pieces (3rd piece to be added along top as well) as gorilla glue works under an amount of sustained pressure...
  16. Equipment & Supplies
    Hi folks I was considering buying some "faced" MDF from work to build my aboeral viv & I'm doing as much research as i can But as I'm planning on keeping Flying Geckos which as my research tells me require a high night time moister content of 80-95% (at night) & regular mising but I'm a bit...
  17. Habitat
    Hi all. I'm rebuilding a viv and I need to replace the glass. I was wondering if you can use high strength perspex instead? Would be easier to manipulate.
  18. Habitat
    Hi guys n gals thinking of turning my bookcase into 3 x 3ft vivs, i know where to get runners etc from but whers dya go for glass, and does any1 roughly know price for 3ft pane by lets say 18", cheers in advance x
  19. Habitat
    Building a viv, looking for glass door? I don't know about you...but I was given a quote for two new panes of toughened glass 30 by 36 inch: over £80 Since I love my DIY and happy to reuse/recycle stuff, I went to my local Recycling centre and got a double glazed window of suitable size...
  20. Equipment & Supplies
    Hey folks, I'm building a lidless rack for adult snakes, one of which is a BRB. The sides are made from Conti board, but the shelves will be chipboard as it's cheap and strong enough. However, I'm wondering a) will I need to seal the chipboard shelves, because of the humidity especially from...
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