Sticky enclosure situation

Discuss substrates, lighting, heating, enclosure building ideas, share enclosure photos, and talk about any other enclosure-related topics.

Sticky enclosure situation

Postby jc555 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:23 pm

[img]Hi, i just upgraded my beardie to a 40g and basically its all well except i accidentally created a decently large crack in this tank which i think could collapse eventually and though this is irrelevant to a bearded dragon itself, its just for my beardie and i hve a few q’s.
1. Does anyone have any ideas of how to fix this crack?
2. Should i invest in an homemade enclosure rather than paying another $200+ for a tank, if so how should i build it. Thanks.
jc555
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:19 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Re: Sticky enclosure situation

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:35 pm

jc555 wrote:[img]Hi, i just upgraded my beardie to a 40g and basically its all well except i accidentally created a decently large crack in this tank which i think could collapse eventually and though this is irrelevant to a bearded dragon itself, its just for my beardie and i hve a few q’s.
1. Does anyone have any ideas of how to fix this crack?
2. Should i invest in an homemade enclosure rather than paying another $200+ for a tank, if so how should i build it. Thanks.


If it's a glass tank - I'd call a glassier in, they can replace the broken cracked sheet of glass. I don't think there is a good way to repair a crack in soda glass.
A crack in the glass will only grow with continual thermal cycling and it poses a danger to everyone including the resident dragon.

I'd build a timber enclosure using 3/4" thick plywood with sliding glass front doors …. much better than any junky petshop glass or laminate particle board (melamine) tanks.
CBDs: Puff (M)(RIP 10Dec2015 @ 3.2 yrs old (aneurism)),Rex (F)(RIP 16Mar2017 @ 4.6 yrs old,Toothless (M)(sudden unexplained death RIP 26Nov2017) @ 2.1 yrs old.Peppa (F) (born 15Nov2015).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : Lucky (M)(wild juvenile), cat attack rescue, fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles (F)(rescued injured),thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016). Fluffy (F) rescued 14Nov2017 about 4 yrs old . .
kingofnobbys
BD.org Addict
 
Posts: 9215
Joined: Tue May 12, 2015 10:56 pm
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -


Return to Enclosures

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users