Greetings! I have a few questions concerning a POTENTIAL design for a new Bearded Dragon enclosure I will be making in the future (after the Water Dragon enclosure ofcourse) and wanted to get some opinions on the basic idea thus far.
The dimensions and such are all subject to change as well as the design itself so if you have any ideas or concerns please let me know.
Let me start with a model of the proposed enclosure (please note it is a crude design model only at this point):
I don't want the light fixtures to be visible so I wanted to put a hinged lid that can be raised or lowered to allow access to the lights when it is required. I might have to put some vent holes somewhere to allow the heat from the fixtures to escape. Currently I have it designed to allow for two 8.5" dome light fixtures and two 24" fluorescent fixtures. Allows for a megaray, a secondary heat source if required, and two supplementary lightning fixtures for visibility.
I still need to design/figure out the vents for the airflow through-out the tank. I plan on having a low vent on the left (cool) side of tank and a high vent on the right (hot) side of tank for natural air movement. I can't seem to find any premade pop-in vents that I can use so I might have to design/make my own.
I'm also thinking about two doors on the front with 1/4" glass in each. I'm thinking that will be the only glass in the tank as my Bearded Dragon likes to try and rub her nose on glass, so I want to reduce the amount of see-through sides of enclosure.
Uhm, any thoughts so far or questions about the design? Anybody have any input of what might need to be changed?
Oh, the tank would be roughly 2'x2'x4' or 5' (at this point in time, but dimensions can change in the future to larger but no smaller)