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Old 12-31-2006, 03:28 AM
 
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Default 36" too deep for a top open vivarium

Ok so I have 3 sides and a bottom on my vivarium that I am building out of 1/4" glass and didnt really realize how large it was till I got it mostly built. Will 36" be too deep for a vivarium for maintenance? I will have a false floor about 12 - 15" up so the total depth will be 21 - 24"..... please help before I put the front on or cut the front into a hinged door.
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I think I'd go with a front opening.
Actually, that's one of the things I like about the exo-terras, you can take the top off, or do simple maintanance or feeding.
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What would you use for a latch at the top? And would you put a glass top on like the bottom?
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Still need help from people who have vert tanks.... I need help with the upper latch.
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Why don't you do a sliding door ?



you can remove the glass completly for maintence if you want .
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I'm with Biran, top and front opening. I wouldn't be concerned about a latch for the top if it's going to be made of 1/4" glass as well. As long as it sets flush against the walls of the viv, it shouldn't need a latch.



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Mark I would like to see more pics of that sliding door. I dont know were to get parts for it where I live.
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