Eastern Water Dragon outdoor avairy enclosure

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  1. PistolPython

    PistolPython Not so new Member

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    I finally finished my EWD avairy.
    It took me about 6 months to collect all the parts which include.
    Bunnings pond,
    Treated pine decking wood.
    Aqua one Nautalis 1400 UV filter.

    It took me 2 days to build.
    The water dragons are very active in their new environment.

    I hid the pump under the decking and can be accessed by a hatch under the plant pot.
    I have the pump running all the time to keep water clean.
    Will look even better after plants are established.
    I still have to set up more hides for when winter comes.
    Only have a video to show how it looks.
     
  2. Benno87

    Benno87 New Member

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    Love it. Imagine the dragons do too. Well done
     
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    nuttylizardguy Not so new Member

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    Well done , very spoilt water dragons (even if one is a bit camera shy).
     
  4. TheRamiRocketMan

    TheRamiRocketMan New Member

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    I'm a bit inspired! Did you use a coating for the decking or did you buy it pre-treated?

    Also how did you do the rocks?
     
  5. Hoplo

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    nice work mate
     
  6. PistolPython

    PistolPython Not so new Member

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    The rock in the background was from an old vivarium.
    Its a pre made corner piece.
    The decking is just pre treated.
    I figure their not going to eat it.
    I was inspired by watching youtube videos of EWDs in the wild with backyard ponds and swimming pools.

    The pond has been going for 2 weeks now and still tests ok.
    The filter is working well
     
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    How did you support the pond full of water? Is there a frame or some kind of substrate underneath the decking?
     
  8. PistolPython

    PistolPython Not so new Member

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    Built a frame and a few bricks to support it.
    First time i filled it up it caved in from no supprt underneath.
    If the frame didnt work i was going to fill it up with dirt and install
     
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    This is awsome
     
  10. TheRamiRocketMan

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    Ah, bricks! Of course! I’m in the process of building a very similar design to yours but I had the same collapse issue upon filling. I was going to go with bags of sand but bricks would make for excellent structural support. Thank you!
     

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