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Posted by Dave A. on April 16, 2003 at 12:33:15:

I'm planning on building an enclosure for my crested geckos. I've decided on the overall look of the tank. It's modeled after the tank shown here

I plan on having the two screen windows on both sides of the tank and no opening on the top. It will measure 3'h x 3'l x 1.5'w. The base will be 3/4" wood and the rest with be 5/8" wood.

I have a few questions.
1. Is pine wood ok to use, considering it will be stained and sealed?

2. Will those two windows be enough for ventilation with the species or should I add a third window along the back wall?

3. What kind of stain should I use? I was looking at some of the stains available at my local home improvement store and I was thinking the Behr waterproofing stain for decks and fences would work. But I dont know if this is toxic for the animals or not. Any help with picking a stain, sealant or anything else with the sealant process would be great.

4. Should I stain the wood before or after constructing the tank?

Thanks for any replys.


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