A photo of the false bottom. Egg crate on egg crate stilts covered in a layer of fibreglass screen.
A few photos of the tops of the tanks. I have breathing strips on either side of the tank, front and back. And a hose that I can siphon all the extra water out with permanently installed.
I also use egg crate to mount the misstking system, the fittings fit snuggly in the eggcrtae, and the washer tightens it up some more.
A few of my tanks come from a friend, who cut glass to an appropriate size, then built a small window screen with the frame and everything for a cleaner more professional look. Similar results imo, but definitely a better aesthetic.
Then, a photo of my new tanks, because I like how they turned out! 24 wide, 36 tall
Just buy something like a used red sea max 130d or 130. It is an old aquarium but it can easily be converted to a vavarium/palladium. These tanks have a lighted hood with timer, can have a sump for eater reservoir and has starphire glass...best of all they can be bought feor free to $100 in the second hand market. They are roughly 20/24 inch cubes. Check them.out.
Beautiful photos Carson! I’ll have to copy your top glass system. I’ve come to really like Exo-Terra terrariums as I’ve used them for crested geckos. The only thing really holding me back from the very big ones is that I’m (irrationally) not a fan of how heavy they can be/awkward to move. I hated needing my fiancé’s help to carry my 18x18x24!
I bought a 12' x 12" x 18" glass Exo Terra terrarium. I took the two screen segments out of the top. I have some acrylic which I could cut to the right size. Is acrylic a good choice or should I get some glass cut?
I just set up my exo-terra again to use as a nursery for cuttings and divisions. It’s a pretty handy tank. It’s the 36 x 18 x 18” tank and I cut some glass to replace the top screen. Works well and is short enough that the plants still get decent lighting.