Questions for those who built their own enclosures

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Questions for those who built their own enclosures

Postby AnemoneKing » Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:39 pm

Hello. I’m planning to upgrade my beardies tank and was wondering how much did it cost for you to build your own enclosure. I’ve read that it cost around $200 which would cost the same as a 40 gallon exo terra. So how much did you spend on you’re custom enclosure ?
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Re: Questions for those who built their own enclosures

Postby demonic2020 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:13 am

I spent about $350 to buy our material, it's 5x2x2 and I built a stand for it as well. This is in Canada and our lumber prices have almost doubled over the past year so it could be significantly cheaper if your lumber prices are not that high.
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Re: Questions for those who built their own enclosures

Postby Jacobsherps » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:18 am

you definitely want larger than a 40. minimum is 4 ft by 2 ft by 2 ft
that said bigger is always better. lots of people that have the space use 6 ft by 3 ft by 3 ft. personally, i think that the zen habitats and stuff are realy overpriced for what they are. im building with PVC and one sheet(how much il need for 1 4 by 2 by 2) is about 70$. also dont be fooled by what some say. pine is toxic wich harm your animals respiratory system. if i were going to use wood, or i change my mind, il will be getting sandeply. add up glass and lighting and stuff, maby 150 to 200. also! dont forget a substrate lip! that will make it easyer for sliding doors if you choose that. how are you guys planning to make your doors?
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