Mario Got an Upgrade!

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Mario Got an Upgrade!

Postby MariosDad » Fri May 14, 2021 10:51 am

Hi folks! Long time to post! :lol:
Mario has needed a new enclosure for a few months, he was looking a bit cramped in the first one I built! :D
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Took a few weeks to order the supplies and pick up the melamine and tile. Fricking melamine is expensive!
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Got it all together over a couple weekends. I had to wait forever for the hinges I wanted, which never arrived. :banghead: So I ended up using piano hinges instead. The Plexiglass I cut at work on a laser.
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Once the temps were about right, we cleaned his old decorations and moved him in! We'll remodel when finances allow it. :D
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I didn't reuse any parts of his old enclosure because I was planned on selling it, which I did! That helped offset the price of the new one.

-Melamine 4'x8' sheet x 2 ($65)
-Melamine tape ($12, 50')
-Tile 1'x2' (coarse) panel x 4 ($10)
-Brushed nickel vents 4.5"x9" ($34, 2 packs of 2)
-Brushed nickel latches ($14, 2 pack)
-Brushed nickel 12" piano hinges ($10, 2 pack)
-Plexiglass (Free from work :D )
-Reptisun 24" T5 HO Terrarium Hood ($58)
-Reptisun 24 watt, 22" 10.0 UVB bulbs ($42, 2 pack)
-4'x2" Hevy-Dudy Velcro ($9)
-Flukers 5.5" Dimmable 75 watt lamp ($21)
-60 watt CHE ($12, 2 pack)
-Flukers 8.5" 150 watt lamp ($11)
-100 watt incandescent bulb ($11, 4 pack)
-Hanging Lantern Cord ($9)
-60 watt LED ($7, 4 pack)
-Digital probe thermometers x 2 ($22)
-Zilla Reptile Habitat Power Center ($39, but I used my old one)

Total: $347 ($386 including the power center)
Sold old one for: $200

New Enclosure Total: $147!! :blob8:
Mario's Dad- 3 kids, 1 NEW puppy (Ember), 2 barn cats, 6 chickens, and a beardie named Mario!
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Re: Mario Got an Upgrade!

Postby KarrieRee » Fri May 14, 2021 11:26 am

Awesome and it looks great ---- so does Mario :)
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Re: Mario Got an Upgrade!

Postby MariosDad » Fri May 14, 2021 11:28 am

KarrieRee wrote:Awesome and it looks great ---- so does Mario :)


Thanks, Karrie!
I took some advice from an old post of yours and didn't affix the tile this time, much easier cleanup!
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