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    Wink Stacking Exo-Terras

    Hi everyone!

    I've been lurking for awhile and finally have a question....I currently have my BP in a 36x18x12 Exo-Terra. Tomorrow I am picking up a 2 yr old albino that is housed in the same thing. Is it possible to stack the Exo-Terras? I saw a picture of it being done, but the tanks had a more square footprint and got me thinking that made it more possible, as far as stability goes.

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    What are you using as a heat source as a hot spot? Uth are only for belly heat and don't heat a cage.
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    Re: Stacking Exo-Terras

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnieskys View Post
    What are you using as a heat source as a hot spot? Uth are only for belly heat and don't heat a cage.

    I am using a UTH connected to a thermostat. The ambient air in the room keeps the ambient in the enclosure above 80į.

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    I would use small pieces of styrofoam the. To stack and leave room for air circulation from the screen top.
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    Right away, definitely not. You want to follow proper quarantine practices. But after quarantine is complete then I don't see why not. As long as proper temps and humidity are provided it should be fine.
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    Re: Stacking Exo-Terras

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    Right away, definitely not. You want to follow proper quarantine practices. But after quarantine is complete then I don't see why not. As long as proper temps and humidity are provided it should be fine.
    I was just wondering if the glass can sustain the weight of more glass on top of it. I think itíll make me nervous enough that Iíll just come up with a different setup plan. Haha

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    Re: Stacking Exo-Terras

    Quote Originally Posted by ErostheSnake View Post
    I was just wondering if the glass can sustain the weight of more glass on top of it. I think itíll make me nervous enough that Iíll just come up with a different setup plan. Haha
    I honestly think it'll be fine. I've seen enclosures with rocks, dumbbells, all kinds of weight on top.

    Do you have a quarantine plan in place?
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    Re: Stacking Exo-Terras

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    I honestly think it'll be fine. I've seen enclosures with rocks, dumbbells, all kinds of weight on top.

    Do you have a quarantine plan in place?
    I didnít, but I do now. I will keep the new guy in a separate room for 90 days. Separate utensils, separate food, etc. Iíll handle my new guy after my other guy. However, Iíve only had my normal for a month.....could I not treat them both as if Iím QT? Start them both from day 1 today, as if I had a QT room and brought a new one into QT?

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    Re: Stacking Exo-Terras

    Quote Originally Posted by ErostheSnake View Post
    I didnít, but I do now. I will keep the new guy in a separate room for 90 days. Separate utensils, separate food, etc. Iíll handle my new guy after my other guy. However, Iíve only had my normal for a month.....could I not treat them both as if Iím QT? Start them both from day 1 today, as if I had a QT room and brought a new one into QT?
    I would keep them seperate. The 90 days will fly by. It'll be a few weeks before you should be handling the new snake anyway.

    I'm glad you're planning to QT now. Chances are all would have been fine, but why chance things?
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    Re: Stacking Exo-Terras

    Quote Originally Posted by ErostheSnake View Post
    I was just wondering if the glass can sustain the weight of more glass on top of it. I think it’ll make me nervous enough that I’ll just come up with a different setup plan. Haha
    Honestly it would make me nervous too, but while I'm familiar with them, I've never owned an Exo-terra. I mostly use glass tanks made for water, they are far sturdier.
    I don't doubt the quality of Exo-terras, but adding that much vertical weight to a "terrarium" not designed for it doesn't seem like a good idea to me either...trust your gut. Failure wouldn't be pretty...
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