WHY my ghost corn jack recently outgrew his 20L, and is now in a 30 gal. he also just got a brand new corner bowl since he was on one of those little dinky rock looking ones before and he would drain it every other day. Well, after taking a look at urorex's thread about his new viv for his uro..... I got some nifty ideas, which admittedly are basically copying him.... but i made a couple tweaks that are specific to jack, and bear with me if this seems a little tedious or juvenile anyways, what I did was went to lowes, but im sure home depot or whatever would work, and purchased a 12x12 tile. made sure the edges were all soft, and the corners rounded, lucked out when i found one that had uneven and natural looking edges as well. I also purchased a treated 2x2x8' and cut 2 1' sections from it. treated wood will absorb less waste and is partially sealed to aid in cleaning. however it is splinter prone so tearing off the obviously loose shards is a must! HOW Once home I washed the tile (since it has some dust from manufacturing on it), allowed it to dry, and then attached the wood using a SINGLE thick bead of clear drying silicone bathroom caulk. a quick note on the caulking: the single thick bead in the middle minimizes runout, however, silicone is non-toxic once dried. When ingested by a large enough animal, a dried bead will pass straight through. This is being used for a snake so a little runout isnt a big deal since he isnt likely to pick at it. however for a small lizard you can use a razor blade to remove any dried runout to avoid any complications. once attached the setup was allowed to dry for 1/2 hour then flipped over so the weight of the tile would aid in bonding. here is a picture of the finished product. now, my muse or inspiration for this was urorex, who had his platform on treated wood, but used no adhesive. there IS a reason for this. the tile is heavy! jack would more than likely be fine, but the bottom is sharp enough to sever a tail if the fates were against me and him.... also, jack has a habit of using his midsection to "punch" my hand out of the way when he has had enough of me, and disturbes the furniture. so a solid structure is very important here. so, the "install": a standard 12x12 tile is just like a 2x4. its NOT 12x12 but just a little smaller which not only saves cost but allows for a little "fudge room" if needed in the home. what this means, is an almost perfect fit in a 12" wide aquarium. I first cleared some substrate and placed in some moist moss for a wet hide, since he is currently blue. here is tank before: the moss next move was arranging the new item inside on the cold side (i had noticed he only hides under his driftwood. the overpriced fake rock has gone unused, whether on hot or cold side, for months........ best $30 i ever spent ) his water dish took residence on top of this item, which gives him more crawl room, but doesnt actually diminish his ability to crawl on top and explore at night. alright, now its time for jack to go into his new home. and the rest of this can be ignored for technical relevence because its good ol specter turning into a quasi-disturbing soccer mom doting about his children here is jack, so we are all aquainted: he is about to shed, but is happy enough just rattling at me when hes irritated. and btw, here is Neo, since i just realized hes in my photobucket he will probably get an 18x18 tile on a 2x4 tall-wise once he gets a little older anyways, jack has this tendancy to freak out (i know... spastic corn snake... go figure ) whenever i change his viv. he will explore, then look out right at me like (pardon the french) "WTF did you do?!!?" as much as he resists both coming out of, or going into his viv, here is him refusing to let go of me until he is comfy with the new arrangements and now for a couple finished product pics with jack hiding by his fake rock for the first time in 5 months and rattling and hissing like its going out of style (its cool, he is effectively blind right now ) so there you have it. i realize there are alot of pics, i hope they all work and i hope i was able to keep track of them. dont yell at me too bad if this is old news. it was new to me when i saw it in urorex's thread, and he asked me to post pics once i went and did it.