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    Default Anyone use the exoterra xtra large?


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    I know its expensive, almost 400 dollars.But its 36x18x36.Would that work for a pair of Tokays or Halmaheras?
    I will have to save up for it so my hubby doesnt get upset for wasting money on lizards.
    I love the way the ExoTerras look and would love to have a big display in the livingroom with one. Im thinking the Halmaheras because they are more active and poop a bit less(lol).

    Anyway anyone use the big exoterras and are they worth it..Pics would be awesome.
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    If you want a large display tank, why not build one from scratch? Then you can customize it to exactly what you want. For example, you can make it taller, wider, and add more depth to the enclosure and still build it for under $400.

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    I go back and forth between getting a huge exo terra vs making one. I like the idea of just having to worry about decor and animals instead of how to put it together efficiently and well. If you have the skills and time, I would suggest making your own. If however, you want the convenience of having one ready to go, you can try the exo. I have heard that the lids are a bit flimsy and would need some reinforcing (plastic isn't as sturdy as it should be according to some). I do like the double-doors though, and the finished look compared to most home-made vivs. I wish I could remember where I saw the thread discussing the pros and cons of their larger sizes. If I find the link, I will post it here for you.
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    Everything I build looks like crap.Seriously, Its either crooked or just looks ghetto.I cant do a straight cut to save my life. Ive made plenty of homemade cages over the years and I really want something that actually looks good for a change.
    I would appreciate the link to the thread on the pros and cons though.
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    If you're not in a hurry to find it, just watch craigslist. I got my 36x18x36 for $25. Needed cleaning and has a small crack, but they could have easily gotten $100-150 for it. I've paid half retail price or less for all of my medium through large exo terras and none of the others have damage.
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    Or you could put a "wanted" ad out on craigslist I did that and got a response with in one day! That is how I got my 60 gal hexigon tank. It is worth a try.

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    Kita you scored on that one.Even with a small crack(an easy fix with silicone).

    It is worth a try but Ive been on craigslist looking for another 40 gal and I cant even find that.I missed the dollar a gallon sale in JAn.
    Im really afraid to try another build and spend all that money and it still looks lame.

    I can buy a quarter inch sheet (8x4) of plexi for 240 with free cuts.If I could figure out how to build a nice cage with that I would do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cee4 View Post
    It is worth a try but Ive been on craigslist looking for another 40 gal and I cant even find that..
    Im really afraid to try another build and spend all that money and it still looks lame.
    I can buy a quarter inch sheet (8x4) of plexi for 240 with free cuts.If I could figure out how to build a nice cage with that I would do it.
    You can search Craigslist through searchtempest.com. You can also check eBay classified. Do you have an area online garage sale group on Facebook? You could post there looking for one too. Of course, it depends what kind of area you're in. I'm in a super rural area with pretty much no reptile industry, so I don't have much luck finding used local reptile supplies. If you're in a bigger area, though, you might have more luck.

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    To answer your question, they would work fine for your tokays. If you do decide to get one brand new, you might try Exo Terra Terrariums, Habitats | PetSolutions
    THey tend to have very good pricing and they offer free shipping on all orders over $50. So you save a TON in shipping costs!
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    The prices are pretty good especially if they do free shipping.Sometimes on larger items they charge extra for freight..I may go ahead and buy the 24 inch for the flyers.They are small enough for that one.Thanks for the site.

    We live 2 hours from any big city so makes it a bit hard to find stuff on craigslist without a long drive(4hours total)..
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