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    Question 125 Gallon Tank. Cant Find A Screen Lid! HELP

    Im trying to find a screen for the top of mai cage its glass and/or try to build one. how should i make it i would want to make clamps for the ends also. any suggestions? i have a baby ball python in it. i would like the screen to be sturdy also.Please Help! Strugglin

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    Re: 125 Gallon Tank. Cant Find A Screen Lid! HELP

    Without getting into all the issues you are going to have heating and maintaining the right humidity....which I am curious as to how you are going to do that???


    I am not aware of a pre-made cover that large so you will need to make one. Use a wood frame (1x2's should be fine - with several cross beams for support) and then attach 1/4" cage wire to cover it.

    As for clips you pry won't need them (unless you give your Ball some way to reach to the top of a 4 foot tall cage) just use some weights to hold it down. If clips become necessary use spring cage clips (have a hook on one end with a spring to attach to the frame)
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    Re: 125 Gallon Tank. Cant Find A Screen Lid! HELP

    A 125 is WAY too big for a adult ball python let alone a hatchling.http://www.ball-pythons.net/modules....warticle&id=59

    Try something like this for caging:
    http://www.ball-pythons.net/modules....warticle&id=40

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    Re: 125 Gallon Tank. Cant Find A Screen Lid! HELP

    Whoooooooooa! 125g for a baby?!??? Your baby's not gonna wanna eat with that big of a tank. He'll be too stressed out. 125g is even too big for an adult ball python. Balls like TIGHT spaces/homes. Boas or burms need bigger cages, but not balls.


    As for a lid, get some 1x1's or 1x2's and some screen door mesh, and then make one....just make sure you seal the edges to prevent any pet from getting poked or cut by the raw edges.


    I'd suggest getting a shoebox sized tub for your baby BP, or if you want a tank, a 10g will work for him VERY well until he's over 600g. My BP babies did well in the 10g w/two identical hides, a water bowl and the proper heat/cool sides, for over a year. Pi$$y's and Precious' even had a limb to climb on.
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    Re: 125 Gallon Tank. Cant Find A Screen Lid! HELP

    Where shud i go to get the supplies for this,where would u reccomend?

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    Re: 125 Gallon Tank. Cant Find A Screen Lid! HELP

    lol i had a 10 foot python b4 and he seemed alright. im thinking about gettin a differnt kidn of snake but dont know which one to choose ive had a baby ball before so im used to it. i threw away mai lid when i had to get rid of mai old one due to a long move. are boas a good snake to have? or burms? whut would u reccomend. sorry still kinda a newbie to some stuff.

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    Re: 125 Gallon Tank. Cant Find A Screen Lid! HELP

    what's "mai"? "mai tai"? the drink?

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    Re: 125 Gallon Tank. Cant Find A Screen Lid! HELP

    125 is too big for a ball python.....even adults....Maybe a female boa willl work

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    Re: 125 Gallon Tank. Cant Find A Screen Lid! HELP

    As many have said, our tank is much too large for a ball python of any size. Being new to this stuff is fine, but you'll want to stay away from burms. If you insist on keeping your BP in this tank and need a screen top, check this out:

    http://www.glasscages.com/?sAction=ViewCat&lCatID=22

    This would be a good site for anyone looking for all size screens and aquariums. I think they also do custom stuff too. Good luck.
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    Re: 125 Gallon Tank. Cant Find A Screen Lid! HELP

    BTW...the 125 would be a great fish tank...or if not that, a really nice beardie enclosure.
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