View Full Version : how do you create a new level in a tank

05-14-2009, 09:17 AM
i want to make the most of the space in my 25gallon tank as its tall.

what material should i use ?
how to stick on hang it or glue it ?

05-14-2009, 09:24 AM
Many people use just plywood to make levels. You can line the top with a bit of floor tile if the hamster wees on it but they dont normally wet the levels. Best thing is to make a shelf with legs so to speak, like an upside down U and just sit it in place. You can make a ladder with a bit of wood and some dowling ridges glued on. Don't make it too high in case the ham jumps off and they can also use underneath as a nest

05-27-2009, 12:37 PM

One option I am going to use is to cut a piece of plastic from a bin lid to the width of your tank and fix in place using clear sealant. Ideally it will need to be left over night to fix. I also use the plastic for placing over wire floors. Another option is to place two 5 mm thick tubes by the height you require on each size of the tank, cut plastic to size and glue onto tubes using glue gun or PVA glue.

07-15-2009, 07:57 AM
i did it

http://s441.photobucket.com/albums/qq13 ... CF2900.jpg (http://s441.photobucket.com/albums/qq137/eddie123123123/?action=view&current=DSCF2900.jpg)

07-15-2009, 01:44 PM
The platforms look great, eddie :D The board on top of the tank looks like it might be bad for ventilation though?

There are some more cool looking cage platforms here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/miss-nici/3704691305/in/pool-hamsterhomes) and here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/in_zi/sets/72157601059049694/).

07-15-2009, 04:41 PM
I can't see any ventilation in it really?

07-16-2009, 01:00 AM
i know the ventilation is bad. im trying to buy some sought of mesh instead.