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New Enclosure and New Bed

Discussion in 'General Construction' started by rmzsuzuki89, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. rmzsuzuki89

    rmzsuzuki89 Elite Member

    Thanks for the interest, It's been a while I guess lol. Apophis hibernated for a while, and I ended up getting caught up in a lot of stuff for school. But now that he's awake and growing like a weed, I guess I need to get back to work lol.

    Hot a little more done today. Now I just gotta DryLock it all, and mount the door, plexi, lighting, and the fogger and hygrometer.

    Door hole and one of the vents.



    Window holes.


    Does that look to be enough ventilation, or should I add some more somewhere?

    Plexi for windows and industrial screen for the vent holes.

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  2. rmzsuzuki89

    rmzsuzuki89 Elite Member

    Did a little painting yesterday, and just got done doing a little work tonight. Not too sure why I decided to work on it so late haha.






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  4. rmzsuzuki89

    rmzsuzuki89 Elite Member


    There will be another 24" uvb bulb somewhere in the middle.

    There will also be 3 more heat lamps for the basking spot.



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  5. gapeachkatie

    gapeachkatie Elite Member

    It looks great! :) Can't wait to see the finished product.
  6. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Wow, when can I move in?
    This is just looking so good, lots of hard work!
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Just a though but you might want to put some insulaton in the top. Otherwise you may have a very warm bed in the summer!
  8. Rakoladycz

    Rakoladycz Elite Member

    Just an idea to what Merlin said. If you insulate it you could easily by a 4x8 sheet of styrofoam, from a hardwarestore, and lay it flat under your mattress.

    Looks great!
  9. HDreptiles

    HDreptiles Elite Member

    Without the insulation, you won't have to worry about being cold on winter nights. Lol. Amazing build, I think I am going to borrow some of the ideas. I don't have room for any more terrariums in the house.
  10. smallgrayfox

    smallgrayfox Contributing Member

    That is just so, warm... :D What an awesome idea for an enclosure!
  11. rmzsuzuki89

    rmzsuzuki89 Elite Member


    Thanks, I've been doing a lot of slacking too though haha.

    I'm gonna test it out and see how it feels, then add as I feel necessary.

    That's a good, I'll probably go that route.

    That's why I did it, didn't feel like loosing half my room haha.

    Thanks, I like it.
  12. rmzsuzuki89

    rmzsuzuki89 Elite Member

    Got the mulch, 9 bags in total.

    Also figured I'd have some plants until he destroys them haha.




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  14. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Just to let you know that it says cypress mulch blend. I'm just wondering if it contains other woods like pine!

    This is the specs on it;
    Timberline 2.0 cu. ft. Cypress Mulch Blend contains cypress and other naturally harvested woods. Cypress mulch can be effective in resisting insects and fungus and helps control weed growth. It can be used to protect tender plant roots from being damaged by cold temperatures or to help retain water in the soil.

    Apply 2 - 4 in. deep in garden and landscape beds to help control weeds
    Use to help retain moisture in soil for reduced watering
    Insulates soil and protects roots in cold weather
    Natural-tone mulch can help add a decorative touch to gardens and landscapes
    100% shredded wood for natural mulching
    MFG Brand Name : Timberline
    MFG Model # : 52058061
    MFG Part # : 52058061
  15. rmzsuzuki89

    rmzsuzuki89 Elite Member


    Just gotta screen the vents and mount the other two heat lamps, then just add the tegu haha. Also got a ReptiFogger and HydroTherm coming for the humidity control. I'll probably rig up some pvc pipe contraption to get relative distribution of humidity.

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  16. rmzsuzuki89

    rmzsuzuki89 Elite Member

    I'll have to go look at the bag more closely.
  17. rmzsuzuki89

    rmzsuzuki89 Elite Member

    I got the other 2 heat lamps in.





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  18. DaliKalak

    DaliKalak Well-Known Member

    WOW-- I'm addicted to this thread! Your tegu is one lucky lizard.
  19. HDreptiles

    HDreptiles Elite Member

    OMG AMAZING!!! I'll be right back, I have to go do something........ (runs off to grab power tools)....... ****. I will have to wait until I have some lumber.

    Ok, enough with the silliness from me. What kind of paint and what did you use to seal it? I am wondering how that is going to hold up to the humidity. (Plus I would like to know for my own builds.)

    Again, that is amazing.:D
  20. rmzsuzuki89

    rmzsuzuki89 Elite Member

    I sealed all of the seams with silicone, then after that dried I painted it with DryLock. It's worked well for me and a few other members.

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