For Bioactive Terrariums & Live Vivariums
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Bulkhead Kit 1/2in
The highest quality terrarium bulkheads out there!
Bulkhead Kit Accessories
Matching Tubing, Drill Bits, Tees, and Ball Valves
Our diamond-tipped glass drill bit provides the perfect size hole for our bulkheads. These are the same bits we use in-house, with each one being tough enough to be reused multiple times before the cutting-edge wears out. Suitable for all non-tempered aquariums & terrariums less than 1/4in thick. (Most Terrariums & aquariums) For best results & longest service life, we recommend keeping the bit fully saturated in water while drilling with light pressure and a steady cutting speed. Fits a standard 3/8in drill chuck.
A simple on/off valve for our Bulkhead Kits & Tubing. By adding a ball valve to a typical terrarium's bulkhead tubing, it's drain function can simply be shut off until the user is ready to let it drain. That's especially useful for setups which don't allow for the permanent installation of a waste water catch reservoir. At NEHERP, we use a whole lot of these in our grow rooms to control water movement between grow trays. They are also useful for water features. Color may vary.
Our tee fittings are designed to connect three tubes together, and are perfect for water features, drip walls, horticultural applications, and more. These fit very tightly, and we recommend dipping the tubing in hot water for a few seconds prior to pushing-on the tee fitting for the easiest install. Due to potential cross-contamination risks, tee fittings aren't recommended for connecting two separate vivarium drain tubes together. See VC102's section on waste water for info.
Soft, high quality, thick-wall tubing specifically made & labeled for use with aquariums. Sourced in the USA from a US manufacturer. The inner diameter is slightly undersized for a perfect & snug fit on our bulkhead fittings. Dipping the tubing in hot water for a few seconds makes it easy to slide it right over the bulkhead end, and allows for an extremely tight fit once it cools down. This is the same tubing we use on every terrarium built in-house at our shop.
A black self-adhesive coating
Glass Tops For Aquarium-Based Terrariums
The industry-standard glass lid for any standard aquarium!
Keeping humidity in an enclosure is critical to a live vivarium's long-term success, and these glass tops can be used to help achieve that goal. These tops are made from two pieces of hinged glass, plus one piece of flexible clear plastic. Depending on your application, different combinations of glass/plastic panels can be used to achieve the ideal amount of airflow. (Rarely are all three panels used at once!) Although these were originally designed for aquariums, live vivarium environment enthusiasts use these glass lids in a non-traditional way which combines a screen top with the glass top. Read more...Read less...
Aquarium Glass Top Modification - Quick & easy method:
The simplest & least expensive way to use a Glass Top on a live vivarium is by pairing it with a standard metal screen terrarium lid. Once you've selected which panel(s) you'll be using to help hold in humidity/heat (usually only 1-2 of the 3), set the top into the aquarium rim, and place a Fluker's Screen Top over it. The glass lid will fit into the inset lip of the aquarium and the screen top fits on the outside rim, so they can both fit without contacting each other. This method blocks some light, so be sure to select an appropriate Vivarium Lighting Kit! Also, if your animal species is smaller than the gap between the screen and glass top, it may be worth adding a single line of adhesive insulation strip from a hardware store between the two parts to ensure the animal won't get stuck between the two. This method is not recommended if you are caring for an animal which relies on a diet of small insects (fruit flies, tiny crickets, etc), since the Fluker's screen tops aren't considered "fruit fly proof".
Aquarium Glass Top Modification - How we'd do it:
Up for a challenge? The top style we recommend & use in-house allows for plenty of light, prevents feeder insect escape, and only takes a couple hours of extra labor. This method removes one or more of the plastic or glass panels from the Glass Top and replaces it with a custom made screen frame. Screen frame kits are available from most hardware stores, and the process is pretty straightforward if you've got a hacksaw (or better). Simply install the area of the glass top you plan to use, measure the remaining open space, and build your Screen Frame Kit (using the kit's instructions) to fit. Once fitted, you can install our screen separator as the actual screen material using Screen Spline & a Spline Tool from the hardware store. Remaining gaps around the screen frame can then be filled with beads of aquarium safe silicone, and all excess silicone can be wiped off using latex gloves. (Residual silicone residue can always be scraped off with a razor later!) Once cured, you'll be able to open the enclosure on the glass side, while the screen remains in place. This project is considered "difficult", and shouldn't be attempted unless you are comfortable with a pretty hands-on DIY project involving cutting aluminum framing, sanding down aluminum edges, fitting/mounting screen, and working with silicone to create custom seals.
• Many Aquarium + Top solutions cost the same or more than a better-performing front-opening terrarium, so compare costs!
• Our Vivarium Lighting Kits are OK to place over glass, but never place heat or UVB lamps over a glass section of a top.
Use two of these to fill divided tops of 55G (48in X 13in) wide enclosures!
*This item gets whacked with FedEx's Oversize Box Fee
40L & 55G enclosures with divided tops should use two 24in X 12in tops!
*This item gets whacked with FedEx's Oversize Box Fee
Screen Tops For Aquariums
Standard black metal screen covers
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Screen Cover Clips
Keeps screen lids tightly fastened
NEHERP Glass Inserts For Exo Terra Terrariums
Raise humidity in any Exo Terra enclosure using our quick & easy glass inserts!
After 4 long months of skyrocketing supplier prices, we finally struck a deal with a new Specialty Glazier. These are still 100% made here in New England, and now come with even more uniformly finished edges. We absolutely love the quality we're sending out, and we're confident you'll love the fit & finish. Prices have dropped an average of 40%!