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4 years 1 month ago #71721 by Wayne Prinsloo
HI All,

Does anyone build, or know of someone that builds decent enclosures, nothing huge, just the standard glass terrariums used for T's. I am looking for 4 enclosures; 13cm x 13cm x 35cm Arboreal.

Please leave me a message or whatsapp me @ 079 544 0192.

I am in Centurion.

Thank you.

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4 years 1 month ago #71727 by Deon
Hi Wayne. I build my own enclosures, for my specific needs. It's actually very easy and inexpensive to do it yourself. You will need to have the glass cut to the sizes you require. Then you use aquarium silicon, which has no residual smell after a day of curing. Have a look at my posts in the forum "rehousing" to get an idea. Mine are all the same, to fit the display cabinet where they are housed, 20cmX25cmX20cm.

It depends if you want to keep it simple and practical. You can get a lot of "how to" video's on you-tube and if you still want to know more detail info you can e-mail me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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4 years 1 month ago #71728 by André
Deon, do you maybe know how to make or where to get those rubber/silicone type hinges?

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4 years 1 month ago #71729 by Duan
Acrylic hinges are available at Mr Plastic
They have quite a lot of branches, available on the net

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4 years 1 month ago #71730 by André
Are acrylic hinges those soft ones?? that feels like silicone?

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4 years 1 month ago #71732 by Deon
Hi Andre, my enclosures do not use hinges. The acrylic hinges are like hard plastic and see-through. The soft ones you refer to are used on smaller enclosures and are basically just silicone in a thick layer. Those you can also make yourself.

You simply use an elongated guide, like the plastic snap-on square guides for hiding wiring in your home. You can find these at any hardware store. You then simply put silicon down in the guide and let it dry, then stick it on the glass lid with aqua silicon. Just put some spray and cook or any oil or vasiline on the plastic before you put the silicon in, to allow easy removal once the silicon is dry.

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