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    Does anyone have some good schematics for an inexpensive crested gecko enclosure?

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    made of what? for a planted viv, or fake plants? it would be helpful if you gave some criteria. what sort of price range?

    there have been some postings in the DIY section on making great vivs out of plastic tubs, set up on end, and adding some screen and a door (in particular I'm recalling postings by RiversideReptiles and Pakinjak; their vivs are used for Uroplatus geckos but would be fine for cresties). these are lightweight and reasonably priced, and look like they require only a few tools.

    I like to troll CL for used (cheap) exo terras.
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    ditto to what aimless said. If you are looking for a planted viv, be prepared to sink some cash into it to make it work right. If you want a nice display cage, look for used exo terras or zoo meds, if you want function and don't mind the look of tubs, they are the cheapest way to go...
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    I'm looking for a planted one. I suppose I'm not all too worried about dropping a little bit of money into it, I would just like to try and find the least expensive method. As to what it's made of I suppose wood would be out of the question for a planted one.

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    wood is heavy, and difficult/impossible to make water-tight. you could use a glass enclosure and make a wood facade, if you prefer that look?

    some people, too, will get something like a 20L and set it on end, and use an acrylic box and door to make a conversion to an upright tank?

    I would just spend a little time sifting the DIY subforum. there are some great ideas, and several people have posted lots of photos of their builds.
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    I ended up getting a steel 36" by 18" enclosure and I'm setting up a DIY automatic misting system with some potted plants and a taller tree for the center. I think It looks pretty nice! I'll post pictures when it's done

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    i'm interested in pics. I'm assuming the steel is made rust-proof and corrosion-proof by something... Def pics please
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