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    Well they are more or less done, still has the protective coating on an needs cleaned up and I'm going to let them cure for a few days maybe a week. Also gotta get a few more door handles and add the vent screens but thats easy and I'll update this post.

    To glue it all together I used JB Weld plastic weld, its clear and drys hard an has low odor and once dry I went over it with 100% pure silicone to help seal up any gaps.

    For the doors I used 1/8" plexiglass which I thought was going to be harder to cut but heres a tip, use a vinyl cutter knife:



    Any ways they are made from pvc foam board, the sheets I used were 24" x 48" x 1/4" thick and beware they are NOT square from the start so I actually lost a little here and there. I dont have many tools for working with these materials so they are definitely not professional quality but compared to what I'd have paid for these and how long I'd have to wait I cant complain.








    I used wood trim pieces as a track for the doors





    What I ended up with is 4 24x24x12 enclosures which will house all the current adults and then the last one is 16x24x12 and will house the 3 smaller ones for now and then for the last 2 I will take 2 of the dividers out of my Boaphile 421 condo to make it a 24x24x12 x2 for the last 2 girls which live in my daughters room and have keyed locks .

    I would have took more pics but honestly my wife's been sick and the house is a mess
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    Awesome!. That looks brilliant!

    Only regret i have about the vivarium i made out of a bookcase is a wish it had a little more depth to it.
    How long did it take you to do that?

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    Worked on them all weekend lol
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    Well how'd I do @Elizabeth Freer @Sg612 ? I'd say I hear crickets but on this forum its probably normal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    Well how'd I do @Elizabeth Freer @Sg612 ? I'd say I hear crickets but on this forum its probably normal
    You just had to ask Iím just teasing. The only problem I have with these enclosures is size. Iím a big believer in providing as much space as possible. I was really hoping youíd go longer (at least 30 inches long each). Perhaps in the future?

    Will the glass slide over the other in the center one as well?

    Iím sure youíre creating more of a mess building this so help the wife and get to cleaning
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    The problem is space and material.. 30 is an odd number so there would be a bunch of wasted material and id have to have got 8ft sheets which is unrealistic with shipping and overall pricefor the material.. And did i mention the waste? Lol

    And then theres finding somewhere to keep it in my house its hard as is with 4ft lol and really these things are 2ft wide aswell where as most glass ones are 12-18 inches..


    I appreciate the feed back for sure! But i dont feel too bad for these guys as its better then a 10 or even 20 gal tank where countless people keep theirs hehe

    The smaller one ya the glass slides over the other
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    Maybe next year if i plan it out right and we can get into a bigger house my wife will let me build some 6ft x 2ft x 18in ones.
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    Very curious as to where you will be placing the ventilation in centered enclosure?

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    On the back towards the top and i might add some holes to the door tho they dont fit super tight so it maybe ok like that. As for the others up top in back and lower down on the sides towards the front.

    Hey its gotta be better then what brian barczyk would do lmao.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geopard Lecko View Post
    On the back towards the top and i might add some holes to the door tho they dont fit super tight so it maybe ok like that. As for the others up top in back and lower down on the sides towards the front.

    Hey its gotta be better then what brian barczyk would do lmao.
    Thatís the man who doesnít wash his hands in between handling. I started to watch one video, noticed he failed to wash his hands between leopard gecko and refused to continue watching.

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