DIY Idea for terraium need help with ideas

Deathreaver

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Hey ya'll,
I fave 5 plates of thin glass from gold garage door that I found under my house. I am think thinging about makeing a square terrarium useing a PVC pipe frame, with a Fiberglass, or wood bottom, and sealing it with a non- toxic silicone sealent. Any suggestions. I'll probably use it with a spider or snake, still not sure though. thanks,

DPS
 

skinheaddave

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How big are you talking? Unless you are talking above the rough size of, say, a 10 gallon, it really isn't worth including a frame. Just silicone the pieces together (use aquarium-safe silicone caulking, it will say on the package). I have a couple 14"x14"x14" aquariums I put together in that fashion. They are sitting unused in the garage, but that isn't the point. ;)

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Dave
 

conipto

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A quick word of advice, don't do it indoors! That aquarium silicone is some powerful smelling stuff. Also, I'd try to find a caulking gun, as the tube I used was REALLY hard to squeeze out.

Bill
 

Deathreaver

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The peices of glass are roughly 1/4 inch think (reason for the frame {very fragile} had 8 pieces broke three of them getting them out of the garage door) and around 1 foot tall by 2 - 2.5 foot long. I was thinking about a Hexigon type shape, which would be about 15 - 20 gallons I guesstimate. I will be a large tank, for what ever I put in it. I could use plexiglass and make sections for different T's, but still just working on the idea.
 

Deathreaver

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Figured out the size of the tank. Ya'll won't believe it. 11.109 Cubic feet, or roughly 83.095 GALLONS!!!!!!!! :eek: That is gona be one huge terriarum! Any ideas for a bottom plexiglass may not work!!!!:eek:
 
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