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Discussion in 'Enclosures' started by Knox, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Knox

    Knox Elite Member

    Well, I have come full circle. Down sized my collection and I am back to using aquariums. I love the visual aspect of tanks. Despite the forum mob mentality that UTH is the ONLY way to go, I have always had success with lamps.

    And at the risk of sounding presumptuous, I think this looks pretty nice:

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    It is a 20 gallon long, so in a few years I will upgrade to a 40 Breeder. I will hate to lose the side table stand, as I think it makes the tank look so much better.
     

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  2. BlackJack

    BlackJack Subscribed User Premium Member

    So you're not using the plastic tubs anymore?
    The tank does look nice with the stand underneath, but you might be able to find one the right size at a garage sale/flea market. Or you might be able to build one.

    I custom built this cabinet for Monty's first tank:
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    It's nothing fancy: just a box with shelves inside and hinged doors. (Oh and EVERTHING I build has wheels!!!) I also built the black frame on the top of the tank to hide the lamp wires. (but mine is a front opening tank: so that might not be so convenient for top opening tanks.)
     

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  3. Knox

    Knox Elite Member

    Very nice! I do love building...
     
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    In my opinion, the source of the heat is irrelavent as long as you can establish the proper conditions.
    Some of my cages use UTHs, Some CHEs.
    And a couple have household incandescent lamps!
     

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