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post #41 of 95 Old 02-03-2009, 02:04 PM
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I can't wait to see what you do with them... maybe it'll be a bit of inspiration for me to go ahead and build a custom setup too.

I'm very much looking foward to seeing more pictures of the little 'uns.

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post #42 of 95 Old 02-04-2009, 05:29 PM
Cute pic, Willow.
Amphitrite, I bet Charlie would love a custom built home. :)
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post #43 of 95 Old 02-06-2009, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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a couple of pictures.
i'm waiting to order the glass and geet the glass runners................
book case carcus..........




since taking these pictures,the vent holes have been drilled,the light socket
has been fitted,and the back nailed on,i'll try and do some more pictures later.
:)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #44 of 95 Old 02-08-2009, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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a couple more.
the vent holes will be covered with netting or fine mesh


the cables for the light has been added.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #45 of 95 Old 02-11-2009, 03:00 PM
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Looking good Lainey! I have a couple of questions:

How deep is the bookcase?
Did you get it from Argos? If so could you pm me the catalogue number? (not that I'm going to copy you or anything)
I see you drilled holes for the vents and cables, but how have you got the light fixed onto the underside of the shelf?
How are you going to heat it - will you be using an internal heat mat? If so, is it safe to use the regular ones?
Oh.. and do you think the bookcase will warp at all with the heat and moisture from the moist-box?

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post #46 of 95 Old 02-11-2009, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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hi kate.
the book case was indeed from argos :) i'll send you the info.
the dimentions are..........H.91.5 W.78 D. 29cm
and i would say it's plenty of room.
OH has not used the original back board that comes with it though,as it's not sturdy enough,
you'll see what i mean when you get yours. :)
ok,now the light socket thing,OH wired it up,then screwed it to the top of the ceiling,
drilled a hole for the wire to come through,(he had to buy the wire,i could have had
stripe lights in there i guess,however the leos don't need light during the day,and stripe
lights would have been too bright of a night.
more holes will need to be drilled for the heat pad cables.
and as for the humid side of things,i'm hoping that because their hides are plastic tubs
with lids,there should be little evaperation.
i've been having fun doing sticking and gluing today,and made some shelves
for them to climb on,i don't get on with the polly stuff,so i'm using cardboard,cut and shaped,
then i'm going to cover it papermache style,and then paint it,
i'll try and take a couple of pictures later, lol

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #47 of 95 Old 02-14-2009, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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ok.....last time i do this........i've messed up so many times.......
pic 1. the vivarium with the tiles and runners in place.

upside down veiw of the light socket thingie.

next my sticking and glueing...........









not the greatest looking thigs,however they are just so the geckos,have something
to move around on,instead of a flat surface,once they are dry,i'm going to put them
in the viv,with some wood,and plants,and see if they are any good,or if they will be
chucked in the bin.
thanks for looking,and i'll put another picture in later of how they looked,unless it looks
totally horendous and i've lost the will to live.
now then.press preveiw,then submit reply,no extra added smilies........................
*runs off to find calming herbal tablets.*

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #48 of 95 Old 02-14-2009, 07:59 AM
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what is the black around the inner rim in the first picture? is that to hold glass/screen in place?

very creative idea with the card board ledges. i think they look great. what kind of glue did you use, and what did you do paint them? what kind of paint acrylic?
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post #49 of 95 Old 02-14-2009, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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ello :)
the black is the glass runners.

the cardboard was covered in pva glue with toilet roll,left to dry overnight,
then painted with crayola washable ready mix childrens paint.
i wonder if it should then have another covering with pva or varnish ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #50 of 95 Old 02-14-2009, 08:58 AM
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i see, so you are going to have glass fronts. this is going to look very nice.
i wonder if the paint will wear off because its washable? im not sure but sounds logical.
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