Hello people. Thought I'd share a design with you. Loki is currently in a 6ft x 4ft x 4ft viv made from MDF (treated with yacht varnish). Ambient temps at 32 Celsius maintained with 250w ceramic bulb and basking spot with 3 x 100w spotlights in row. Looking to replace viv as the MDF hasn't held out as well as I had hoped with the soil/sand substrate and also the tank is heavy as hell and a nightmare to relocate. Also we are looking to move house and rather than have a day to dismantle old viv and reconstruct in new house I thought I'd just have a new one lined up ready to go straight into new house. Also want to create a few more levels to give him more room as I feel 4ft high enclosure is wasted at the moment. That and wanting to give him a deeper layer of soil to burrow in. Here's a picture of current enclosure minus soil, hide and Loki! He currently has a upside down plastic hard large dog bed as a hide with a rete's stack on top with basking lights above and another smaller corner area and a tub of water, large hollow log. Here is my new design! Made using google sketch up, if anyone wants the project file to tweak and use feel free to drop me a message. It will be made from 2x4 struts and for panels will be plywood. The overall dimensions are 6x4x4, however toying with idea of 7x4x4 depending on house we pick. The enclosure will be made in two halves, 6x4x2 to make it easier to get into rooms. The bottom half will be lined with some sort of vinyl/plastic coating. Does anyone have any suggestion on what to use? I have heard people talk about FRP but I have no idea what this is and where to get it in the UK. The bottom half will have 1'6" of sand/soil mix. Also fitted in place will be a 2'x2' pool with a built in drain system to make changing water a lot easier! Built into top half will be my platform system which consists of a first floor with a hide which is directly below the basking lights (top of hide will be a basking area too). From that floor will be ramp to a shelve on cooler side with a log/tube hide. Underneath the first floor will be his existing upside down dog bed hide! Glass will be two 3ft sliding toughened safety glass panels. Looking to probably continue using my heat set up. So it will have the 3 x 100w basking light row attached to wood hanging from chains to allow to adjust height to perfect temperature connected to a habistat thermostat on a timer 8am-8pm. Also 250w ceramic connected to lucky reptile thermo control pro II with day temp of 32 night temp down to 22-24. However toying with replacing the ceramic bulb with another method. I have looked at tubular heaters but wonder if anyone else has used these or know of any other good methods for heating large enclosures? Currently his enclosure is in an half brick shed which I insulated, rewalled, kitted out and the setup I have maintains temps fine even during horrible cold UK winters. So there it is in a nutshell. If anyone has any feedback I would really appreciate it.