Good idea for an 8x5 foot open enclosure.

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Someone on another reptile site mentioned that they found a mini pool on amazon and was asking if it was an okay enclosure.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-8-...Above-Ground-Backyard-Swimming-Pool/561475045
This seems like a pretty good, easy, cheap way to set up an enclosure for smaller species, or even to use as an outdoor enclosure. Can anyone think of any cons?
Sound like a cool idea. I wonder how well the liner would hold up though, being a cheap pool and all.
 

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I'd be curious to see how it holds up if you hear of someone willing to try. Seems like a good easy way to go.
 

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The one thing I don't like is the high sides for a small species. Over heating could be a problem with now breeze getting low to tort level. Also if it's for a digging species, would the liner hold up? Other then those concerns it might be a good idea.
 

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The one thing I don't like is the high sides for a small species. Over heating could be a problem with now breeze getting low to tort level. Also if it's for a digging species, would the liner hold up? Other then those concerns it might be a good idea.

Are 2 foot tall sides really much of a problem? Wouldn’t adding in a very thick substrate later fix it?
 

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Are 2 foot tall sides really much of a problem? Wouldn’t adding in a very thick substrate later fix it?
sorry didn't read the specs just looked at the pic and looks higher then two feet.
So to answer,2 feet shouldn't be a problem and adding substrate would help.
 

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I don't think those sides would hold up very well for very long with anything bigger than a baby.
 

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I don't think those sides would hold up very well for very long with anything bigger than a baby.

I would think that water and people would apply more force than a small tortoise. However, Curtis DID manage to accidentally dig through the flex seal at the bottom of his enclosure. Although, it was a pretty thin coat.
 

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I would think that water and people would apply more force than a small tortoise. However, Curtis DID manage to accidentally dig through the flex seal at the bottom of his enclosure. Although, it was a pretty thin coat.
Water and people would certainly apply more pounds per square inch, but we don't have the sharp little nails and strong legs meant for digging in rock hard soil. I can't dig through house walls or push under a chain link fence, but a tortoise easily can do either.
 

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Water and people would certainly apply more pounds per square inch, but we don't have the sharp little nails and strong legs meant for digging in rock hard soil. I can't dig through house walls or push under a chain link fence, but a tortoise easily can do either.

Ah, good point.
 

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I really want to try this out, but I don’t think my parents would be too happy if I moved another animal and giant enclosure into my room, lol. Hopefully the person in the other reptile site will get it and be able to tell us how it goes.
 

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I really want to try this out, but I don’t think my parents would be too happy if I moved another animal and giant enclosure into my room, lol. Hopefully the person in the other reptile site will get it and be able to tell us how it goes.
You must have one helluva room if you can fit that thing in there! Lol
 

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