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  1. Habitat
    As the title says! I joined specifically just to get a clear answer on this, as I've gotten mixed answers and in the end it didn't quite help out. I ordered a custom made wooden vivarium, but as it turns out it'll be delivered unsealed. Now, lesson learned, I need to ask these things...
  2. Equipment Classifieds
    Hi I have 2 huge sheets of uncut mdf left over from my rack builds for sale they are 8x4ft and 18mm thick, paid £20 each for these looking for £30 ono for the pair, collection only from Weymouth, dorset. Thanks for looking: victory:
  3. Habitat
    hey, i have planned out measurements of a 12 x 9ltr lidless rub rack made from 18mm mdf and was wondering what screws should i use to put it together, as i will be screwing directly into the edge of the mdf for the shelfs, having no experience with mdf myself i have no idea on what screws to...
  4. Introductions
    Hi all, new to the reptile scene and the proud owner of an 8 month old male bearded dragon. Eats well, sheds well, loves his warm baths and enjoys being handled and going on a little run around the living room! Have been reading a lot of the posts on here prior to signing up and very impressed...
  5. Lizards
    I have a viv which I am using for my new iguana. Full size it is 30" wide, 19" deep and 48" tall.. I am going to use this while he is young and then move him to a new custom built one at the proper time.. I am going to restrict the height while he is small and as he grows allow more space...
  6. Habitat
    So looking to build a custom rack of the next few weeks, It will be for 4 x 70l RUBS (for Royals) and some smaller RUBS above. I have a few questions about what people have used in the past. The Rack will be in a room that people will probably see, So i am looking at either using... MDF Board...
  7. Other Pets and Exotics
    Fitting rabbit cages with shelfs, I have read an adhesive used in MDF is poisonous to them so I was wondering what alternatives I could use. (not very good at DIY)
  8. Habitat
    Right, i've never done a custom build before so was wondering would there be many complications building a 5x5x2 viv (for my pair of Water D's) such as the weight of the wood itself or the weight of the glass etc? and would obtaining the right size wood be difficult (do they sell MDF sheets...
  9. 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...
  10. Snakes
    Before anybody starts, yes, I know RUBs are the best way of housing most snakes :lol2: Unfortunatelty RUBs really aren't something that I'm considering as an option for me so because I don't like how they look and how little I can see of my snake so I'm looking at woodedn vivs. I've got the...
  11. Equipment Classifieds
    i have a cutom made rack for sale as i have no room left to breed leopard geckos any more, it is solidly made of 18mm MDF in great condition. heat cable is layed along the back to provide a hot spot anong the back of the tubs. it can hold 20 small tubs for hatchlings (10 by 2) or 10 large tubs...
  12. Habitat
    Asked my Mum's boyfriend if he would put me a nice RUB rack together, he's made it with MDF though and now i'm reading its not safe and gives off fumes! i lugged the bloody thing home from Stoke to London and nearly got thrown arse-ways down the bus for it and this is what i find out aarrghh...
  13. Habitat
    Looking at building a viv or two, just wondering, can you use plain mdf such as this : MDF Board (L)2440 x (W)1220 x (T)12mm, 5022652512231 or does it have to be treated with something? Gemma Sorry I think I posted it in the snake section, MOD's if you see the other post please remove it :) Gemma
  14. Snakes
    Looking at building a viv or two, just wondering, can you use plain mdf such as this : MDF Board (L)2440 x (W)1220 x (T)12mm, 5022652512231 or does it have to be treated with something? Gemma
  15. Equipment & Supplies
    would someone be able to me approx how much 9 square feet of 18mm MDF would weigh please need to arrange a courier and my scales are bust :blush:
  16. Snakes
    hope u like http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forums/habitat-pictures/623091-more-new-vivs.html#post7475673
  17. Habitat Pictures
    hope you like them they are finally almost all done. only the water monitor viv to build now
  18. Snakes
    im thinking about spliting a 4 x 2 x 2 and was just wondering if a bit of MDF would be ok to use as a partician
    mdf
  19. Habitat
    Have decided to built my own viv for bearded dragon 4ft x 2ft x 2ft and have used MDF 18MM. Have ordered sealant from ebay, and vinyl 3d rock backing to cover back and two sides. What advice can someone give me to prep the mdf inside before placing the vinyl backing on and the best way to fix...
  20. Habitat
    Hey guys bit of a n00b here, just wondering what are suitable makes of varnish to use on MDF vivs. Purchasing a Leopard Gecko soon and I want to get the viv sorted as soon as possible, it isn't already varnished as it is a homemade one. Hope someone can help me : victory: xx
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