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Effective terrarium sealing?
    #1380388 - 03/16/03 09:31 AM (15 years, 7 days ago)

I've been thinking about how to create an air tight (or nearly) terrarium. I'm using a large glass tank and I 've theorized that an efficient seal would be created by squirting an even layer of silicone caulking around the upper edge then, after it dries, place a hard piece of plexiglass atop with a weight in the middle. This way the plexiglass is pressed firmly against the caulk. Only problems I can foresee is blocking out light, but by choosing an overly large piece of plexiglass perhaps it could be weighed down from outside the perimeter of the tank.

Or, I could just use saran wrap  :tongue:

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Re: Effective terrarium sealing? [Re: LightBright]
    #1380516 - 03/16/03 10:12 AM (15 years, 7 days ago)

use a thick bead of silicone, spray the plexiglass with cooking oil so wont stick . when the silicone starts to skin over so it is dry to the touch, but still mushy, place the plexiglass on top and press lightly . no weight would be needed .

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Re: Effective terrarium sealing? [Re: deanofmean]
    #1380673 - 03/16/03 11:20 AM (15 years, 7 days ago)

Id suggest getting a spray bottle and spraying the outside of your terranium, then pulling some Serran wrap over it, it will stick to the moist sides and will make an airtight seal ideal for humidity.


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