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Posted by snakecharmer on May 12, 2003 at 00:33:56:
In Reply to: How do you keep the lid secure on an aquarium???..... posted by -ryan- on May 11, 2003 at 20:11:19:
::I don't want to show my age but years ago aquariums were made with wider edging & the lids had a different type of clip that slid in through the top. Why they changed a good design to a bad I don't know. This is how to make a new 10 gallon virtually escape proof....Use window screening cut a little larger than the top opening of the aquarium, place your metal screen lid over that & put books (not concerned with looks) or bricks on each side. I have had some clips that work well but others that have popped off so I don't rely on them. It all depends on which is more important to you, form or function.
:I'm not sure if those little clip thingies they sell would work well enough. How do you keep screen tops secure on aquariums? I'm still not sure if I will be able to get a snake, since my parents seem completely against it, but I will work on them and see what I can do. I have a spare 10 gallon aquarium and a spare heatlamp, so I was trying to figure out how I would get a screen top secure enough that a cornsnake (master escape artist) would never be able to get out. If I can get a snake, it will most likely be a kingsnake or a cornsnake. I just never want to have it escape. I have a bearded dragon, but you don't have to really worry about them getting out.
:I have heard about ways to like strap the lids on or something. Also, how would I keep the sliding top of one of those critter cages (made by all-glass aquarium)from sliding, because when the snake gets larger, my bearded dragon will have graduated to a larger cage, so I would have a spare 40 gallon breeder sized aquarium I could used. I don't think those cheap adhesive lock things they give with them would hold up to a determined snake.
:Well, just tell me how you keep the lids closed on your snake tanks. Also, if you have any ideas to help convince my parents that I am ready for a snake again (for more info go to the kingsnake forum) please tell me. I have a pretty good plan that I will try, but I need all the help I can get.