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    PVC pipes can be had at most hardware stores. They sell joints for each size of pipe to connect them at angles. Once you have a frame, you can fit panels on it made from fiberglass or greenhouse siding, which is also available at hardware stores. If you can't find fiberglass or greenhouse siding, you can use a vynil tarp.
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    Isnt wood more reliable and easier?

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    PVC is pretty easy, but doesn't look as nice. Besides, woodworking is much more fun, and you can do cool things like add sliding doors and such!

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    With wood you have to think about how it's going to handle the moisture. It's not much of an issue if the plastic sheeting is on the inside rather than the outside of the frame... but since the PVC can be wet or dry you might get more freedom (it's probably easier to wrap the sheeting around the outside).

    If the wood has to get wet you need to go with something like redwood or cedar... and then there are options to seal or coat it which I don't really know much about.

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    So ur saying I should do PVC piping? But my dad and I have never had any expereince with PVC pipes. If someone can get me easy simple cheap directions then I probably will go with PVC's.

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    Sliding doors....How i do that?, please tell me im going to sell my glass terrarium and im makeng a wood one...Umm forget it i always drop water all over it, ok, ok, How i make a sliding door for the lamp of the terrarium, that would be very Kewl!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] , if i put silicone over all the wood will it be protected?

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    HISSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! water trays for neps and a pitcher drowning [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] . PVC pipes all the way. affordable wont decompose, durable, and mutifunctional. a cheap way to make somthing is to make a PVC frame then cover with....the best thing on earth(well one of them) SARAN WRAP....or not [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
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    When making a wood (or partially wood) tank, sliding doors are accomplished using grooves. A tablesaw or router can be used.

    If you don't want an all wood tank, use a big aquarium tank and turn it on its side so that the open top is now the front.

    Take 1"x1" wood pieces and cut grooves in them to fit glass/acrylic. These pieces will be cut to fit the frame. Then assemble the frame 3/4 of the way (so you can still fit the glass in!)

    Once the glass is in place, finish the frame and attach it to the front of the aquarium. You may want to glue it in place using the black edging most tanks have.

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