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Old 08-06-18, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Suggestions for making external pool

So I've been thinking a lot about how I'm going to do this. I want to throw some ideas around in this thread.

I have a 6 foot yellow anaconda in a 4 x 2 x 2 enclosure and I'm not happy with it. He wants more water and the water he already has takes up too much space inside. Plus, the humidity is insanely out of control. It's way too wet in there. I want to move his water outside of the enclosure so he has 4 x 2 x 2 of land and then however much water I want to give him.

My original idea was an acrylic tank with some sort of tunnel hooked up to it. I quickly realized how expensive that gets given the amount of space I want, so I'm not really sure I want to do that. I'm not really handy, so I would probably need to buy a premade one. It's a bit much for me.

Second idea was a livestock water tank. Like those big black plastic ones. It's an idea, but it sounds hard to make a secure lid to prevent my anaconda escaping and eating my cats.

Third idea was to use a tank I already have. 31 in (L) x 22 in (W) x 31 in (H). The glass is about 3/8 of an inch thick. I think it would be fine to hold water, although I have never tried it. Because of the glass being so thick, it is HEAVY. I think the only way I could use it is if I found a way to install a tunnel into the side, which would mean cutting a hole in the glass. No idea how I would do that. I could potentially find a local glass cutting place that might be able to do that, but moving it is such a pain. And I suppose I would need to treat it more like an aquarium than a pool. It would need a filtration system, probably a heater, and I would have to clean it like a fish tank. I guess I would have to pick the giant snake poops out manually? Then use a gravel vacuum thing and make sure the filtration is good to keep it clean.

Picture. Ignore the heat tape stuck to the side and stuff. I used it as a temporary holding tank for my snake while I got his new enclosure ready.

That is his home on the bottom. As you can see, the humidity is out of control. The tank is kind of tall. I don't think I would fill it all that way. I would prefer a shorter tank, but don't want to spend $400 when I have a tank already.

Is this a ridiculous idea?
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