Well I've been working on cutting glass to build six of my own "nano-vivariums" (8" x 8" x 12") with sliding fronts. I decided before I start those I should test out my sliding door plan first so this afternoon I converted one of my unused XL Kritter Keeper plastic terrariums, the ones sold with the zany colored plastic screen tops. I decided to make it a vertical tank for my Pinktoe Tarantula (A. avicularia).
Here's the parts:
I've drilled a 2" hole on either side of the Kritter Keeper for the round Midget Louver Vents. I have a pair of 1/2" glass strips and three 1 1/2" strips (two shown ), 4" litter dam (holds the soil in) clear silicone and the sliding pane which was a bad cut from Saturday, no sense tossing a good pane of glass that can be used elsewhere.
I love these midgets! They come in all sorts of sizes.
The litter dam and top 1" strip are glued down then the 1/2" "brace strip then the 1 1/2" piece which holds the sliding pane. I still have to clean the glass & plastic with Alcohol to get all the fingerprints and stray silicone off.
Side view of sliding mechanism
Here's the Pinktoe getting a peek at what will be her new naturalistic vivarium once the silicone flashes off and I get it decorated and planted.