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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Cam213465 » Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:45 pm

My custom built enclosure for my Merauke, Spyro! It’s a 48x24x24 enclosure, i used oak and birch boards and then coated in waterbased polycrylic for waterproofing. I am new to BTS husbandry so any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Janella » Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:34 pm

Very nice enclosure.
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Postby Noodlebasket » Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:54 pm

Meraukes definitely like it humid and wet! I have an Irian Jaya that also appreciates humidity and that log hide molded for me in the first month! Also, I have noticed it makes a big difference having a stone for them to crawl on and bask, it helps with their nails and will hold on to some heat for belly warming which just sounds lovely.
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby rixusaku » Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:42 pm

Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it! I cleaned Noodle's enclosure today and put in a new cool Mayan looking skull hide! :D

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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby pongpaeng » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:50 pm

I don’t have much space but here’s mine. This is video of my current set up 8)

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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Desertdoggo » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:23 am

Here is the current set up for my skink! It is 48inx18inx20in. Its been a few months now so I was going to change out the substrate and I ordered another fake plant to go in the tank. But hopefully this is good for a basic tank. I was using the big wood piece as a basking spot but I think I need to get something flatter/bigger. And something stone to file his claws down cause those are sharp lol. He seems to like his tank though!
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Desertdoggo » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:09 pm

I switched it up! It has been a few months since I got my skink so I thought it was time for a tank change. I added a lot more green. I hope he likes it. He immediately put his hands in the water and started smearing dirt all over the freshly cleaned walls. Gotta love him!
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby rixusaku » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:27 pm

Oooo! I'm liking the green in there Desertdoggo! Nice job :D
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Legofrogo » Sat May 08, 2021 3:39 pm

I am getting my first baby northern blue tongue skink pet from splashy hopefully towards the end of May or sometime in June. But I have just set up everything and felt like sharing my future skink's enclosure hehe.

Hope the pic successfully uploads..
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Janella » Sat May 08, 2021 6:01 pm

Set up looks great and you will love Susan's skinks! Congrats!
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Legofrogo » Mon May 10, 2021 3:40 am

Janella wrote:Set up looks great and you will love Susan's skinks! Congrats!



Thank you so much!!. I am super excited. Can't wait!!. I'm getting mine from splashy07
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Janella » Mon May 10, 2021 4:28 am

You will enjoy your skink from splashy. She has beautiful skinks.
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby sourstar » Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:35 pm

The are all great for building inspiration for my own enclosure!
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby grace » Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:22 am

I'm about to purchase a blue tongue for the first time. I've wanted one since I was a little girl (so i'm super excited). I found a guy who designs bio-active terrarium set-ups. They look incredible, and I got a bit excited and reached out. Would a blue tongue like something like this (with more focus on the ground covering - and in a longer tank 90x45x45)? Or is it a waste of money?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby rixusaku » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:08 am

From what I know about blue tongues and bioactive is that it's hard to keep the plants alive with them. They like to dig, tunnel, and bury themselves everywhere they can, and in doing so they uproot the plants constantly. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I'm saying it's very difficult and probably more time consuming than it's worth for someone starting out. Unless you're very familiar with bioactive enclosures and really good at keeping abused plants alive, I'd say it isn't worth it to pay someone else to make a bioactive enclosure for a blue tongue skink. It would be a lot cheaper to do it yourself and start off with a few plants, see how often they're uprooted or die off, and then go from there.
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby grace » Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:47 pm

rixusaku wrote:From what I know about blue tongues and bioactive is that it's hard to keep the plants alive with them. They like to dig, tunnel, and bury themselves everywhere they can, and in doing so they uproot the plants constantly. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I'm saying it's very difficult and probably more time consuming than it's worth for someone starting out. Unless you're very familiar with bioactive enclosures and really good at keeping abused plants alive, I'd say it isn't worth it to pay someone else to make a bioactive enclosure for a blue tongue skink. It would be a lot cheaper to do it yourself and start off with a few plants, see how often they're uprooted or die off, and then go from there.



Thank you for your insight! Really helpful!
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby Janella » Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:03 pm

Ditto to the above and remember these guys need floor space and not height. They LOVE to borrow and that is what makes them happy.
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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby IvanDanko » Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:30 pm

Peanut's enclosure after a deep clean and refresh yesterday:

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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby rixusaku » Fri Aug 06, 2021 10:14 am

Noodle got a new Kages PVC enclosure upgrade! The humidity keeping in it is miles better than I expected it to be so he's back in his old enclosure temporarily until the substrate dries out some more. But I'm proud of the work i put into this!

Here's a video tour of the enclosure with the specs and item list in the video description.

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Re: Enclosure Pictures

Postby IvanDanko » Sun Aug 08, 2021 6:33 am

Enclosure looks great! Well done. :thumbs:
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