Help with building cage

#21
It would definitely be sturdy!

Like you, I am also a huge fan of screws(T-25), maybe even to a fault. Because of this I am all too familiar with splitting wood! I remedy this by pre-drilling every screw location. Yes, it is an extra step but if you want to do it right it’s required. Pre-drilling is as much a part of the fastening process as choosing the correct type of screw to use. Yes, that particular viv has screws and glue.
Yeah, @ChamFreak 1x2s will be plenty study enough if you're comfortable doing a bit more carpentry.
It's just a few things you'll have to prep to make sure you don't screw it up, but it'll be much lighter.

I would only use 2x4s if you plan on making something huge that you don't plan on moving, or you want to make something quick and dumb in like 15 minutes.
 
#23
Thank you. Working with chemicals myself I think I will rig something similar up. Not sure our water is great. I may just filter the water and use 2 gallon setups. I have a building so when I move them outside I will drain to the ground. I will setup a 55 gallon drum for intake once I have 50 cages. Until then I will use 10 gallons for inside custom build
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
#24
Thank you. Working with chemicals myself I think I will rig something similar up. Not sure our water is great. I may just filter the water and use 2 gallon setups. I have a building so when I move them outside I will drain to the ground. I will setup a 55 gallon drum for intake once I have 50 cages. Until then I will use 10 gallons for inside custom build
A bit more complicated than you were hoping for?
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
#26
It’s definitely a bit of work up front but definitely worth it. My viv is bioactive so coupled with this system I literally have no upkeep to maintain them. All I do is feed my Chams, everything else takes care of itself!
 
#27
Okay, so I am very intrested in a bio active tank. I know its the lazy way, but everytime I search it I dont find complete instruction what I need. I will have panthers, so how big of a tank will I need? The concept is all glass right? No screen? I think it sounds more natural. So I am interested. I will have both, but I will need 3 cages more than I have. I am trying to determine what is the best route to go. I am assuming the Bio tank will cost more money? My end goal for this project is to have 2 high end breeding pairs. will have to build these as money comes in due to the high cost per application so I am just trying to get my ducks in a row and see what I can do now.
 

Brodybreaux25

Chameleon Enthusiast
#30
nice work, your floor is just flex seal? any tips, just ordered some. I want a smooth application
5 coats of Flex over 3/4” MDF with drainage channels carved into the floor. 3 coats would be plenty. The finish won’t be super smooth, just the nature of it. But it will be soft, Chams can grip it easily.
 
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