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    Hi everyone! Haven't posted on here in a while but finally got to working on my diy enclosure for my Central American male. Figured I'd post progress along the way.
    Ekans looks tiny in his future home Click image for larger version

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    Re: My DIY enclosure build

    What are the dimensions? 6x2x2?

    Looks like it will be a solid cage I look forward to seeing this complete and will be following the updates

    Are you going to be using heat panels? I have one currently that has been running for about a month and its is holding temperature with ease, wonderful heat source.

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    • #3
      Re: My DIY enclosure build

      It's 5x2x3. I will be using heat panels, leds for viewing light, a waterfall, rock wall, and a zoomed hygrotherm as a thermostat/humidity controller (to be plugged into the waterfall). I'm also lining the bottom with plexi and using a kitty pan as a water dish. (One will be built in to the plexi, the other stacked on top for easy cleanup). Also will be using sliding glass doors and the gap on the back is going to have screening for ventilation. This enclosure will also double as an entertainment center.
      We decided to go with 5 ft as it will be easier to move, also my snake already being a 2.5 year old male central and just barely 4 ft, I don't project him getting over 5-6 ft. At least he will have lots of climbing room [emoji4]


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      • #4
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        Here it is with plexi and kitty pan ready to be sealed in Click image for larger version

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        • #5
          Re: My DIY enclosure build

          Looking very nice
          sigpicJrock23

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          • #6
            Re: My DIY enclosure build

            Cant wait to se the finished product.

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            • #7
              Re: My DIY enclosure build

              Originally posted by alliecat View Post
              This enclosure will also double as an entertainment center.
              Cool idea, but will there be a tv on top of this? I am curious if the vibrations of the tv during the day would be stressful?

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              • #8
                Re: My DIY enclosure build

                Yea it's a little TV. There's no fancy speaker system or anything since its just in my room and I keep it quiet anyway. He's already right under it anyway. I suppose I could always wall mount the TV. I really just need the shelving for storage


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                • #9
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                  Took some scrap wood and screwed on some ledges. All ready for spray foam! Click image for larger version

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                  • #10
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                    This is coming along great! I love the shelving you have going on in there, excellent idea!

                    I agree on wall mounting the tv. Or you can try it out before mounting it. If you notice a change in behavior then mount it to the wall.

                    Ill be watching your progress

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                      Also got my tubing secured in place for the waterfall (I left the excess I'll cut it back later), and edges taped off. Gonna foam tomorrow


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                      • #12
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                        Added the foam... I'm thinking the rocks are going to annoy me though when I'm painting... Click image for larger version

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                        And with plants and a log... He's going to h upset without it for a little while but I wanted to incorporate it into his enclosure Click image for larger version

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                        • #13
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                          Looks awesome!
                          I can't wait to see the final product!
                          Nice work!!

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                            Quick 1st layer of paint... I'm starting to wish I used spray paint... Click image for larger version

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                            • #15
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                              That's coming along nicely, I think the final product is going to be very cool.
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