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    Some quotes from the item reviews on Amazon:

    "Not fully insulated against light ingress / egress caused by 2 or 3 spots of poor sewing."

    "You have to give it some thought to get the plastic protectors positioned correctly on the frame so as not to tear the fabric."

    "Zip broke 2 weeks in"

    "Zip dodgy and hard to close at the front."

    An enclosure needs to be 100% secure against escape, and be so for years on end. This doesn't sound like it would be.

    Other things to think about are how to heat (secure attachment points for overhead heating; how to isolate heat sources from the snake), cleanability (is dried urate removable from the surface? I don't know), whether ventilation is sufficient and adjustable enough, how to attach branches and other decor securely.

    I would not be comfortable thinking that a large active snake couldn't compromise the structure of that unit given enough time by pushing small holes and going between the frame tubes and the tent wall.

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    Re: Grow tent

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebell_1990 View Post
    I have a reptile room thatís never below 25c thatís the problem in uk pvc is harder to come by bigger than 4 foot anyway Iím doing a lot of research into it before making a decision I want to upgrade all my pythons to 5 foot plus so Iím looking into it all first
    I suppose it could work. Hopefully, it's not your best option. I'd be tough to view your bp in this thing.
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    Re: Grow tent

    Quote Originally Posted by Malum Argenteum View Post
    Some quotes from the item reviews on Amazon:

    "Not fully insulated against light ingress / egress caused by 2 or 3 spots of poor sewing."

    "You have to give it some thought to get the plastic protectors positioned correctly on the frame so as not to tear the fabric."

    "Zip broke 2 weeks in"

    "Zip dodgy and hard to close at the front."

    An enclosure needs to be 100% secure against escape, and be so for years on end. This doesn't sound like it would be.

    Other things to think about are how to heat (secure attachment points for overhead heating; how to isolate heat sources from the snake), cleanability (is dried urate removable from the surface? I don't know), whether ventilation is sufficient and adjustable enough, how to attach branches and other decor securely.

    I would not be comfortable thinking that a large active snake couldn't compromise the structure of that unit given enough time by pushing small holes and going between the frame tubes and the tent wall.
    Good points, all.
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    I've modified furniture cabinets to successfully house snakes so I'm in favor of "thinking outside the box" & being creative when keeping snakes. I can see why you're looking at the space, dimensions, & price tag & thinking "why not?" But I question whether a grow tent would have enough structural strength for daily testing by an inquisitive snake, & a product that's just designed to hold plants may also have many sharp or abrasive edges inside- because they don't expect live creatures to be sliding around inside it. Whenever you use a product it's not designed for, the safety factor is on you.

    Reading the product reviews tells you what many of the problems might be- ie. imperfect construction. But it seems like the only thing you'll be happy with is to try it & see. I hope you let us know how it goes. I really wish JP23 had updated their experience with this.

    Afterthought- ever get a stuck zipper on your clothing? These zippers are going to get a lot of use- I hope they're up to the task, because if not, it would be awfully hard to fix.
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    Re: Grow tent

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    I've modified furniture cabinets to successfully house snakes so I'm in favor of "thinking outside the box" & being creative when keeping snakes. I can see why you're looking at the space, dimensions, & price tag & thinking "why not?" But I question whether a grow tent would have enough structural strength for daily testing by an inquisitive snake, & a product that's just designed to hold plants may also have many sharp or abrasive edges inside- because they don't expect live creatures to be sliding around inside it. Whenever you use a product it's not designed for, the safety factor is on you.

    Reading the product reviews tells you what many of the problems might be- ie. imperfect construction. But it seems like the only thing you'll be happy with is to try it & see. I hope you let us know how it goes. I really wish JP23 had updated their experience with this.

    Afterthought- ever get a stuck zipper on your clothing? These zippers are going to get a lot of use- I hope they're up to the task, because if not, it would be awfully hard to fix.
    Itís the sizing and humidity side of things yes of course the price is good too well I have ordered it along with things to make a custom background to make the structure abit more solid I will be lining it with pond liner which I do with all of my tanks I will be sure to update I have the tank she currently is in and if I donít think itís structurally good when Iíve finished it I will be buying a wooden vivarium for her so fingers crossed haha


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    Re: Grow tent

    Quote Originally Posted by Homebody View Post
    I suppose it could work. Hopefully, it's not your best option. I'd be tough to view your bp in this thing.
    Itís a do it up and see option Iíve ordered it along with stuff to make a background and things I would normally do if before putting her in I donít feel itís safe Iím not happy with it I will just buy a wooden vivarium itís not something I have to do itís something Iím giving a go before she goes in and seeing how I feel if it works great if not then I will just buy one


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    Re: Grow tent

    Quote Originally Posted by Malum Argenteum View Post
    Some quotes from the item reviews on Amazon:

    "Not fully insulated against light ingress / egress caused by 2 or 3 spots of poor sewing."

    "You have to give it some thought to get the plastic protectors positioned correctly on the frame so as not to tear the fabric."

    "Zip broke 2 weeks in"

    "Zip dodgy and hard to close at the front."

    An enclosure needs to be 100% secure against escape, and be so for years on end. This doesn't sound like it would be.

    Other things to think about are how to heat (secure attachment points for overhead heating; how to isolate heat sources from the snake), cleanability (is dried urate removable from the surface? I don't know), whether ventilation is sufficient and adjustable enough, how to attach branches and other decor securely.

    I would not be comfortable thinking that a large active snake couldn't compromise the structure of that unit given enough time by pushing small holes and going between the frame tubes and the tent wall.
    I have read through the reviews Iíve ordered it Iím going to see once Iíve bought and modified it I will be putting pond liner on the bottom as I do with all my tanks thatís easily cleaned the branches you can hang with rope from support bars the heating I can use a Arcadia dome with the cage on the bottom


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    Even if it doesn't work out for full-time occupation, it would probably good for a supervised exercise enclosure, but I do hope it all goes well anyway. Sometimes trying is the only way to know.
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    Re: Grow tent

    Yeh I can definitely keep it as the nosey tent so itís still going to benefit them either way


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    Re: Grow tent

    UPDATE! All set up the wood on the top is the uvb and heat lamp is screwed into the new resident is currently enjoying it but I will be checking for me itís not long term this is very temporary a month or two at most but I will be keeping it for enrichment and a just incase situation


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