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Published on December 1st, 2007 | by Jules Yap


hacking a turtle terrarium

marcus hacked an old benno tv unit into a terrarium for his turtle.

he says, “all the wood used is from benno: i cut the shelves into narrow boards that i mounted in the front and back to get a ‘basin’ for the sand. i cut some holes into the side walls for ventilation. then i plated the corners with 0.7mm steel sheets, because the turtle really likes to ‘dig’ in there. finally, i painted the whole interior with 3 layers of yacht lacquer (2-component paint that forms a very hard sort of plastic) to make it water- and scratch-proof.

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2 Responses to hacking a turtle terrarium

  1. Anonymous says:

    Turned out great!

    I wonder if anyone has ever made a snake rack system?

  2. Anonymous says:

    This is an amazing hack. Talking about thinking outside the box…

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