my work in progress ebt table
Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:23 AM
Posted 13 August 2011 - 09:47 AM
A quick idea to clean up the look of the windows.. try and get some decorative craft/furniture wood strips somewhere and miter the corners and "frame" the windows with it.. you can overlap to make the edges even from the outside and paint to match, or use a contrast color..
You could also do the same if you found some cool old big picture frames at a thrift store.. just cut to size finish the windows.
Another idea would be to use a natural log/tree branch if you can find one straight enough.. this would be harder obviously as you'd have to plane one side flat but it could look cool on one of the smaller windows..
Posted 13 August 2011 - 05:17 PM
Also major score today was doing a lil work for my aunt got a ton of pill pugs, think ill set them up in a lil critter keeper for now let um breed up be awesome for keeping it clean... ( i probably caught 50 ) between them and the worms which are breading faster than the turtle can eat them should make for a good balanced tank, also got a couple clumps of strawberry palnts for it free straw berrys whoot priductive day.... also ive kinda given up an making it look nice, like u can see it in the pictures but the partical board is ruff... going to start saving for a plexi glass walled table to be built in a couple years that i can put out on display ( budget for thats going to be between 5 and 600.. iffcourse some things ill buy along the way new thermometers hydrometers thermostat heat wire ceramic heater flourecent lights.. blah blah blah this is tenporary, the base will have a cabnet built around it and be painted black to hold the knew tank eventually ive wondered about maybe adding a wood turtle and big pond in the future one... the base should support 1500lb 2 if i add another 2 4*4 legs and fame in the bottom with the cabenet.... well thats what im td anyway... so this is a ruff i want a big enclosure with room to grow lots of plants and such... and i feel bad franklin is to active allot of days for his sterilite box home .... i also want to add another turtle friend... maybe a gulf ... in any event... i know u cant tell from the pics but... theres no making this table pretty, like the big window the plexi is horribly scratched... i also wish id planned this better id have put the windows in the top, probably should have gone longer and narrower too.. but oh well
On an awesome side not... i missed a cut in the flooring liner id made to get the corners in, just did not silicon it at all hah probably were my leak was... still going to silicon over everything again anyway just to be safe... gotta love those little screw ups eh?
Posted 13 August 2011 - 05:27 PM
Posted 13 August 2011 - 05:51 PM
Good job with the free plants and pill bugs!
I planted my outdoor enclosure with some field sage.. they had 12" plants on sale at Lowe's for $1.88 so I got two and they have totally spread out and covered nicely..
I'm considering whether to hibernate my 3TB this year.. prob not as we just got her and she's still adjusting to the new climate here.. perhaps indoor "monitored" or something..
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR SURGERY and feel better soon, eh?
Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:40 PM
the lid open, you can get a look at what i did to the lid to help keep the left hand side hot while the right hand stays cool... seems to work will do better when i get the substrate in i plan on making a hill come up to the divider to restrict airflow between the two sides... should limit it more... hopefully
srry im having problems uploading pictures so ... ya
its seemed to be working when i was testing it... well have to see... you can also sorta see the homemade light sheilds for grow and uvb lights, since im using a thermostat i put one socket through the "divider" so that it still has light when the spot lights off
Posted 13 August 2011 - 06:47 PM
a close up of the divider, a good look at my homemade light shields... they arent pretty but i dont loose much light through the screen top this way
Posted 13 August 2011 - 07:06 PM
also i was wonder o opinions... i was thinking of doing like a bonsai sort of bog maybe with cypress trees maybe water maples too, trimmed to stay small any thoughts?
Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:06 AM
Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:23 AM
In the wild ( only see um swim much in deep water when your throwing them back in after catching the... theyre a pest at my favorite fishing spot
Srry i hit a bottom accidently and posted before i wanted to
Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:28 PM
I i still need to paint the foam..( dont beleice its toxic but certainly an impaction danger) ill upload sum more pics when i get paint done.... reallly hoping i got all the leaks sealed up, then its off to home depot for gravel and dirt.
Posted 16 August 2011 - 11:04 AM
Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:56 PM
Im sure Franklin will be very cozy in there!!
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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:18 AM
franklin giving her aproval of the new table haha, id just moved it in my room
i know my pictures are horrible.. my phone grr, but thats the mess filling up most of my room
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