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Brandon Parry
09-05-2005, 12:24 AM
I was a little bored tonight so I decided to take some pictures of the cages I have setup and would like to get some input.

http://www.geocities.com/hrreptiles/P9042647_copy.jpg

top left cage 1.0 O.monilis
top middle cage 1.0 N.levis
top right cage 0.1 O.monilis
bottom left cage 1.1 O.castelnaui
bottom middle cage 0.1 O.tryoni
bottom right cage 1.1 O.castelnaui

I have them getting heat from a 15 watt bulb but am thinking of switching to heat tape and some way of controlling the temp.

Brandon

GeckoFiend
09-05-2005, 01:18 AM
Those setups look very nice. Thanks for sharing.

G&MGeckos
09-05-2005, 07:10 AM
Where did you get those cages? Pretty nice setup.

Brandon Parry
09-05-2005, 12:01 PM
I made the cages myself

Justin
09-05-2005, 03:55 PM
excellent tanks, what size are they?

Brandon Parry
09-05-2005, 06:03 PM
16x10x10 in the future when I have more room I think I'll make them a little wider and a little taller.

G&MGeckos
09-05-2005, 09:36 PM
Are they made of glass?

Coleonyx
09-05-2005, 09:40 PM
those are very nice. How much, on average, did it cost to make 1 of those?

Brandon Parry
09-05-2005, 10:59 PM
yes they are made of glass and on average I would say no more than $20 depending on the size of the cage and the thickness of the glass.

Justin
09-06-2005, 08:50 AM
Must have been a pain cutting the glass for the lid?

oscar
09-06-2005, 10:29 AM
very nice Brandon. where'd you get the glass that you could do each cage so cheaply? i am in the construction biz and i cant buy it for less than about $7/sq ft.. but then again its 1/4" and either tempered or wire. did you just silicone it together?

Scott

Brandon Parry
09-06-2005, 11:40 AM
I get the glass from a glass and mirror guy down the street ftom me I use either single or double strength I also have used fire extinguisher cabinet glass. at single strength it's about $1.50 per sheet and I get them in 10x28 and doubles I get for like $3 from the glass guy. Silicone works best it's just a glass and door silicone.

The tops can be a little bit of a pain it's more the sanding than cutting that sucks, since the glass is only maybe an inch thick there is not much to hold on to when sanding and I have either broken or dropped several pieces. 1/4" glass is pretty expensive and is way to thick for the size cages I have built. I used 1/4" glass for the sliding doors on my massive water dragon cage it ran me around $4 a square foot give or take.

Justin
09-06-2005, 05:52 PM
I've decided that I'm gonna try out making these myself as they look great, any hints/pitfalls you can think of?

Brandon Parry
09-06-2005, 08:14 PM
tips.... think it out before you start siliconing the glass together have plenty of rags around and use masking tape to hold the glass together after siliconing. Use a good glass cutter and I use a standard right angle as a ruler which helps alot to get good straight cuts.

pitfalls are not getting even nice cuts in the glass.

if you have AIM feel free to hit me up and I'll explain how I do it and answer any questions you might have.

Brandon

PeterW
09-07-2005, 12:49 PM
Very nice setups, well done.

jpg
09-17-2005, 07:31 AM
Those are nice enclosures . Could you post the dragon cage please :D

Brandon Parry
09-17-2005, 02:17 PM
http://www.geocities.com/hrreptiles/P9172915_copy.jpg

as requested. I need to get some more wood to furnish it but there it is. As I think about it and if I was to build it again I would make it a bit smaller.