What do you think of this container from Target?

sid1221

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image.jpeg image.jpeg Looking for something for my first terrestrial T that will probably be an adult in the 4 to 5 inch range. Don't want to spend a lot until a month or two down the road. What do you think, just drill some holes for air and good to go?
 

sdsnybny

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Those are really nice I have a couple that I use to keep my feeder roaches in. As long as there is enough substrate and ventilation for the T it will be fine
 

Andrea82

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You can also use a soldering iron to melt holes, less chance of the plastic cracking.
 

vespers

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I hate Sterilite because it's not transparent.
I agree. Though they are functional/work well, I only use them for temp enclosures or quarantine containers. Not for any permanent housing.
 

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Excellent for feeder roaches, though I haven't used them for T's/scorps/etc., so I can't say how well they work. Should be about as good as any other enclosure, as long as you don't mind it not being completely clear.
 

sid1221

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Good point about the clarity. I found a 10 gallon aquarium at Walmart with the dimensions I want for $13, plus $7 for a vented lid. I'll try that as a temporary until I spend bigger bucks on an acryclic one from the pros.
 

viper69

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I agree. Though they are functional/work well, I only use them for temp enclosures or quarantine containers. Not for any permanent housing.
I agree. They are great because they come in a variety of sizes, esp depths.

Good point about the clarity. I found a 10 gallon aquarium at Walmart with the dimensions I want for $13, plus $7 for a vented lid. I'll try that as a temporary until I spend bigger bucks on an acryclic one from the pros.
Glass is always going to be better than acrylic from a cleaning standpoint too. Glass doesn't scratch like acrylic will. Nor will glass stain due to cocofiber as acrylic will either.

Look into glasscages.com I haven't bought from them, but they sell holding pieces that should allow to customize the size of your tank be it made of glass or plastic.
 

Graves6661

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i use those containers from target. they work great and the latches dont spook the Ts like snap on lids. Like mentioned before they arent permanent enclosures since I want the final enclosures to be displays when the T is big enough.
 
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