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Old 05-27-03, 11:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 05-28-03, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thanks alot jeff. this thread should help out alot and maybe stop some of the repeated questions asked, i know i have a few under my belt.
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hi was wondering if any one ahd any sugestions for what to put in a 10 gallon regulat tank and a 5 1/2 gallon tank.
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Hello powers that be...I think HetForHuman's enclosure construction thread should be added to the links above. Excellent instructions, and a nice simple design.

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I was just coming to say the same thing as above. I have ripped off the design myself and succeeded in building a new cage for my BCI without the loss of even a single finger (though there were some close calls). It doesn't take a lot of materials or tools (which is good cuz I don't have many) or a lot of brains (also good for simillar reasons) to put it together. I think it was actually more difficult to retrieve the instructions on here than it was to use them. Admittedly, I haven't yet learned how to make the best use of the search tool but since there are all those other handy links I figure why not add another brilliant set of instructions? I think having that list there was a great idea too, gets those FAQ's out of the way for all concerned. I hope that the FAQ theme spreads into the other forums too.
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I'm definitely looking for details on building and enclosure. I was wondering what kind of fasteners were favored? That particle board is kinda weak in that regard, yes? (speaking of the melamine)

I'm thinking some silicone used as "glue" (actually IN the joint, as well as "over" the joint to seal it)...
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Acrylic Enclosures?

Anyone have plans to make an Acrylic Enclosure for a sub-adult Emerald Tree Boa and/or one for a baby Green Tree Python? What to use, how to drill and cut it, and how to bond it.
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To get a good fixing in melamine youve got to pre-drill your screw holes first. Use a bit slightly smaller than the screw. (Look out for purpose made melamine or chip-board screws too!) And to go one step further use wood glue in the holes too- takes longer but saves time in the long run.
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And trust me on this one... buy a COUNTERSINK DRILL BIT. My lord, I've been using it for a week now, and I can't believe I even TRIED to countersink screws without it. It's the best $6 I ever spent, by far.
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I would like to add this thread...
Building a 4ft by 2ft by 1ft Cage
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I agree with Ken, I went out and got a countersink drill bit and it's by far the best way to countersink. Worth every dollar and then some.

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how well does melamine transfer heat with the UTH?
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Very nicely. Takes a little while to heat up, but it makes a nice warm spot.

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