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    While shopping for expanding foam I found what i think is an absolute bargain. What do you think. Exo terra nano/mini terrariums are small glass boxes for £35-£60 and they still rust and leak sometimes. This is a graveyard candle holder from Wilkos. Its a solid piece of glass and metal with a...
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    Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone has any experience using the G4 Pond Sealer Clear, or if anyone can verify if it is or is not safe? I'm assuming that because it is safe for fish and amphibians then it should be no problem for reptiles or am I missing something? There are a few other...
  3. 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...
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    what is the recommended sealant for a DIY ply viv? i saw a few articles with many opinions, ranging from epoxy resin to pva glue. is straightforward yacht varnish going to be agreeable? its for fairly dry vivs, corn/russian rat snakes, eyed lizard, so nothing permawet. any reason greenhouse...
  5. Snakes
    Hello everyone! New to the forum and in reptile hosting community, so please be gentle :) I have been fishkeeping for quite sometime and always wanted to build an aqua terrarium and maybe host a reptile. So, in these days of quarantine, there was plenty of time to do some research on the...
  6. Lizards
    Hey all, I'm after a bit of advice. I have 2 female and 2 male Leopard geckos, all of which are housed separately. My two ladies don't get on and I'm no looking to breed. I've been thinking about building a conjoined vivarium, because right now they're all housed in different sized tanks and...
  7. Snakes
    Afternoon all! Seeing as I had some spare time today; I put some shelves in the 3ft Vivexotic's. The baby super dwarf retics have done nothing but try and be as high as they can while in their quarantine vivs so this seemed like a good idea that can last them for the first year or so. The...
  8. Equipment & Supplies
    As I'm getting into DIY lately and soon having my garden done out with a nice big shed I'm thinking of projects I can do. Vivariums seem simple to make as they are basically chip board, glass, runners and a couple vents at the most basic. I just priced up building a 4x2x2 and came to around £135...
  9. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    I have two yellow belly sliders that we just moved to a 75g tank. I have been researching inserts/toppers for this tank and I have had no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions for items that can be put in or on the edge of the tank for them to be able to easily sleep and get air? I have this...
  10. Habitat
    Hi, I'm looking to build a 90x60x40cm vivarium, whereby I can dissassemble it & reassemble it when nessecary. I've just a few simple questions where I'm wondering if anyone could give insight. Would people reccomend cam fittings over a simple metal insert? Looking at manuals for prebuilt...
  11. Invert Care Sheets
    Hi again! So, I've made some tupperware mantis enclosures. Through vents, mesh side and top, etc. However, I've been looking at invert/aboreal acrylic enclosures and figured I can probably make my own, using vectors for the design and the laser cutter. I can do a proper mesh screen top, which...
  12. Snakes
    Hello to everyone on RFUK, I recently received my GTP Biak Male, and have him all set up in his new vivarium: Heat: IR Bulb Thermostat: Dimmer Day/Night Cycle 30c day - 26c Night Perch: Large sand blasted bog wood structure Substrate: Eco Earth & Spaghnum Moss Cover: Ample Foliage Cover...
  13. Lizards
    hey sandstone is a natural stone I believe, is it ok to use with bearded dragons? this isnt final i literally just put pieces together before to see what i could do with them, i thought it looked ok though for my first go... would clean it first and then glue it together with the sealant...
  14. Habitat
    Hello! I recently converted two old shelving units into enclosures for my boas. I decided to record the second one I built so I could share the process. The video is split up into 3 parts. Feel free to check it out if you like! PART ONE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-E_IHH7wzA PART TWO...
  15. Lizards
    :welcome: Started this project with my miss' for our Bearded dragon "REX" shes a little over a year old and her Viv seems a bit boring so I decided to spice it up a little. went out and brought a few supplied and we started. were having a lot of fun so far messy work lol. not finished yet but...
  16. Habitat
    Hi guys i have seen people making dirt backgrounds and have seen some use the PVA glue wait for it to dry almost until it is sticky and apply dirt then and also use the exspanding gorilla glue that you have to mist first then also wait for it to dry. Surely the Foaming glue and the standard one...
  17. Habitat
    Needing to get my boa out my living room and have created a space but needing abit off advice. W 1280 mm H 950 mm D 935 mm Going to turn an upstairs cupboard into a viv by insulating and sheeting all the walls and roof, because I've got a bit off height was going to put a shelf in also. The...
  18. Lizards
    hey guys, im about to start building an enclosure for my baby savannah monitor. my idea is a 4' long, 3' tall, and 2.5' wide enclosure. i was going to use melamine board, but started getting skeptical of the idea when it came to humidity. if properly sealed, would melamine rot/soak up water? and...
  19. Snakes
    Hello I am new to this forum. I am interested in getting a boa, looking into hog island boas or the brazilian rainbow, or a redtail boa. Im leaning towards the hog island for their smaller size and docileness. anyway, I was thinking of an idea for an enclosure and found these on amazon...
  20. Snakes
    Hello lovely people, I'm looking to get a new Viv for my Brazillian Rainbow Boa, I want a wooden (melamine) viv as I prefer the ease of maintaining temp and humidity. I'm aware of the warping issue but its not a huge problem in my eyes. I currently have a 2ft viv with a hinged lid and glass...
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