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Darrow's adult enclosure! [custom build]

Zyn

Well-Known Member
Looks great! Did you use dry lock on the inside? Also have your plants survived mine didn’t make it a day lol
 

MUYA

New Member
With what kind of bit? Sorry I have that same rock but no idea what I should use to cut an opening lol willing to buy a dremmel but not sure what the best setup is
 

rantology

Active Member
Looks great! Did you use dry lock on the inside? Also have your plants survived mine didn’t make it a day lol
Thanks! I do have long term plants so far! (6 months) - I've updated the original post with current pictures. It's been a bit of trial and error. I've learned that Schefflera varieties are extremely hardy and that one in the back right of the enclosure has been there from the start and has gone through hell and back (he tries to climb and smush and has dug a little around it) and has never so much as dropped a leaf or snapped a branch. I recently added a Hibiscus tree that I got for 5$ on clearance a month ago and it's been exploding. It seems to be very sturdy as well so I have high hopes for it (I also take the flowers and feed them to my bearded dragon)... Aside from that the short decorative grasses seem to do very well too. I tried a tall grass but he ended up smushing that one quite a bit so I moved it out.

Drylok: No, not on my build though I know it is very popular. Melamine is already pre-treated and moisture proofed aside from the core material. The wooden support structure was covered using a thick coat of white FlexSeal as well as any exposed melamine core material. In combination with Silicone for any corners or gaps/cracks. So far it's all held up quite nicely. Oh, and the bottom is lined with a heavy duty pond liner.
 

rantology

Active Member
With what kind of bit? Sorry I have that same rock but no idea what I should use to cut an opening lol willing to buy a dremmel but not sure what the best setup is
Circular cutting head, they look like this:
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The cheapo 20-30$ dremel kit I bought had this head in the box with it
 
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