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Ventilation A. Metallica

Discussion in 'Tarantula Questions & Discussions' started by Rasputin666, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Rasputin666

    Rasputin666 Arachnopeon

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    Hey there, i think this should be enough ventilation right?
     

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  2. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

  3. Rasputin666

    Rasputin666 Arachnopeon

    What should i change? Or could you show me a proper enclosure please?
     
  4. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Drill out more vent holes.
     

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  5. Rasputin666

    Rasputin666 Arachnopeon

    Its hard because its glass.. Only thing i could do would be bigger holes in the metal.
     
  6. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    then look for something else....glass typically sucks for ts that require ventilation.
     
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  7. Rasputin666

    Rasputin666 Arachnopeon

    I got some of these. Were meant for my slings but its way too big for them. If i drill some holes at the sides and top would it be enough?
     

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  8. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    yes
     
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  9. Rasputin666

    Rasputin666 Arachnopeon

    Thank you very much:)
     
  10. Rasputin666

    Rasputin666 Arachnopeon

    Im back. Like this? Dont mind the cracks gonna fix them with some tape.
     

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  11. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    better....in the future, concentrate venting on the sides....ideally the top should actually have less venting.
     
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  12. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    @cold blood sorry to disagree my friend, but these enclosures are used all over Europe for Avics without trouble.

    @Rasputin666 you can use the first enclosure just make sure you don't block any of the vents with plants or substrate
     
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  13. Rasputin666

    Rasputin666 Arachnopeon

    Well i already rehoused her.. but i guess i could take the other one for a new T... anyways thanks both of you for the helpful advices:)
     
  14. Glorious Baboon

    Glorious Baboon Arachnosquire

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    Glass is nice but plastic is easier to work with if you buy a diamond bit you can drill glass but the key to drilling plastic and glass is to let the drill do the work
     
  15. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    I disagree. This is a standard tank design used in Europe. They have been used successfully for quite a while. This is the design ExoTerra's are based off of. Ventilation the lower front, and venting on top.
     
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  16. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    Those have the top ventilated as well as the band i see here, i agree those are just fine....Maybe im off base, but i dont see any ventilation aside from that metal band.

    OP, if that does have ventilation on top as well, then its just fine....I saw none (i am on my phone), which is why i said it wasnt enough.

    I apologise for the confusion if that original one does have venting at the top.
     
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  17. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    You are correct. That's the design. I'll admit when I first saw it, I didn't think it would work. But after looking at a variety of European users, and talking to them- they work, that's the "glass cubes" we all refer to. They are cheap, can be had for as little as 5$ too.

    I'm not so sure Avics need as much as ventilation as we think they do. I've raised my AF minatrix since she was a sling in AMAC boxes. One had only 2 vents, and the other container had a lot of holes. She's thrived in both. I always give a lot of holes as you know just to be safe.
     
  18. Andrea82

    Andrea82 Arachnoking Active Member

    It has two 'strips' of holes, one on top and one on the front. These strips are solid metal, not mesh or something, and are, depending on size of the enclosure, usually 3 to 4 cm wide and run along the width of the pane of glass where it is located.
    The theory behind the placement of these strips is that warm air rises and so the front strip sucks in fresh air as the warm air rises out the top strip.
    It becomes problematic when people put substrate against the front strip, or have something blocking the top strip, the ventilation cycle stops and one will have a very dead Avic very soon. All the top Dutch and Belgium breeders I know keep Avics and their cousins in these enclosures. They are easy to clean, fairly cheap and last very long. Unless you manage to drop the freakin front panel of course... :bucktooth:
    But even then it's just a question of ordering a glass panel and you're set to go :D
     
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  19. viper69

    viper69 ArachnoGod Old Timer

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    Yes that's how I knew the air flow to be. I had to look it up many years ago when I first bought an ExoTerra.
     
  20. cold blood

    cold blood Moderator Staff Member

    I simply missed the top ventilation completely.
     
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