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    Default $25 Arboreal cage

    http://www.geckotime.com/25-arboreal-cage-solution/

    Could this idea be used for 1 adult crestie?


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    as long as the tub is 10 gallon capacity.
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    Yeah Ive made them before. Work well only problem is the lighting for the plants. Use something stronger than the hot glue, like liquid nails or gorilla glue for the screen or else the constant humidity and lighting for the plants will break it down. Oh and also use metal screen not aluminum if you plan to feed crickets in the tub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadyA View Post
    as long as the tub is 12qt/10 gallon capacity.
    12 quarts is only 3 gallons, 4 quarts in a gallon, so you want a 40+ quart tub

    I do use the 16 quart tubs for my juvies

    ALOT of people use tubs, some even use large trashcans for more heigth, just cut a circle out of the lid, cover with screen and decorate.

    always make sure to wash your tub very well before use to remove any mold lubricants that could still be on it, and I found aquarium glue works alot better than hot glue for a lasting bond, hot glue has a tendency to peel off also you may have humidity issues if you make your screen too large
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    Yeah - here are some quick tools for conversion.

    http://repticzone.com/articles/helpf...ndcagesize.php

    http://repticzone.com/articles/helpf...vertvolume.php

    Im always second guessing my own math skills so I just use the links above.
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    I did almost the same thing for my little guy who is abut 5g. I used a 45qt rubbermaid bin with a drainage layer and real plants. Here's a pic
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    Oh and also use metal screen not aluminum if you plan to feed crickets in the tub.
    Why? Aluminum unlike most metals won't rust.
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