Valueaquatics Special offer the Komodo Black Dome Reflector 21cmØ

Valueaquatics Special offer the Komodo Black Dome Reflector 21cmØ

These domes are designed to give optimum reflection of the light or infra red.

Any light source, UV light source, infra red or ceramic heat source can be used with an Edison screw fitting.

They come complete with a wire clamp, Hanging wire and an on/off switch.

Can be safely used 24/7

Reflects a powerful beam of light

Rated for lamps and heaters up to 150watts


Exo Terra Compact Top Canopies

ValueAquatics     Exo Terra Compact Top Canopies

The Exo Terra compact Canopies for their Glass terrariums, they fit snugly onto mesh tops and can take a combination of low wattage bulbs depending on what reptile that you have.  

The canopies come with a built in reflector to give maximum lighting effect directing the light downwards.

You can mix and match the lights to suit the animal and or terrarium setup, the canopies take bulbs up to a maximum of 26w / bulb. They will take Exo Terra Repti Glo compacts PT2186 / 22187 / 2888 / 2189 / 2190 /2191.

Arcadia D3 Compact Reptile Lamp 23w.

Incandescent bulbs Exo Terra Sun Glo PT2100, PT2102. These will raise the ambient air temperature inside the terrarium.

Exo Terra Night Glo PT2120, PT2102.

Any slim fitting, screw fitting bulb including the energy savers up to 26w.

Compact Fluorescent Terrarium Canopy

Model Size cm Size inches Number of bulbs
PT2225 30 x 9 x 15 11.8 x 3.5 x 5.9 1
PT2226 45 x 9 x 20 17.7 x 3.5 x 7.8 2
PT2227 60 x 9 x 20 23.6 x 3.5 x 7.8 3
PT2228 90 x 9 x 20 36 x 3.5 x 7.8 4
  • Easy to install
  • Built in reflector

Mix and match fluorescent compacts and low wattage incandescent lights (screw fitting up to 26w)


Reptile Caves and Hides

ValueAquatics                       Reptile Caves and Hides

 Do we need to give our reptiles a cave or hide?

Do they actually serve any purpose?

These are some of the questions asked that seem easy to answer but can be very complex and not every reptile, amphibian and insect needs a cave but generally require a safe haven. 

They need a place to feel secure and safe; it may be anything from a large cave to living under a stone or rock as long as it gives security and the correct conditions like temperature and or humidity.

So yes they do need a hide is the easy answer but as we will see not all require the same it all depends on the animal and what it is being used for.

Snakes can be at home in anything from a hole in the ground to a branch in a tree. Generally if the snake is a ground dweller it will use anything from a hole in the ground to a tin can as long as it feels secure and safe, this means it can feel the sides touching on most sides. The snake cave can also help with giving the animal extra humidity that will help with shedding its skin.

ValueAquatics recommend having two hides in a Vivarium or Terrarium on at the warm end and one at the cooler end and when the snake is about to shed add some damp moss, damp kitchen paper or sponge pieces (natural sponge works best) and spay daily to keep the hide humidity up until the animal has shed.

Arboreal snakes will use a holes in trees even the forks in branches some just wrap around a branch. Know your animal’s needs.

Lizards are basically the same a hole under a stone or rock to the underside of a leaf in the trees.

The same for Amphibians and insects.

ValueAquatics have a large range of hides and caves to offer in all shapes, sizes and prices, unfortunately they can be very popular so It is always prudent to give an alternative if possible especially on the Bark effect types, the Exo Terra caves are nearly always in stock.

For a moss box I can highly recommend the Exo Terra snake Caves they even come with the moss and in three sizes small, Medium and large suitable for baby snakes to large Corn snakes, Milk and Cali king snakes.

The Exo Terra Reptile hide outs are ideal as a hide for the snake and comes in for sizes from small to extra large these are good for baby snakes to Corn, Rat snakes, Milk snakes, King snakes the smaller Boas and Pythons. Also suitable for lizards, amphibians and tarantulas.

The Exo Terra Reptile dens are novel if you keep some of the Gecko family that like caves or tight gaps in rocks etc. Especially Leopard Geckos seem to love them. The larger part goes on the glass front and the front part magnetically fits against the glass from the outside so that when you want to check the animal you simply lift off the front section and do not disturb the animal inside, especially when checking for eggs.

They are also useful for burrowing Tarantulas if buried at the front and tipped at an angle so that the entry hole is level with the top of the substrate. In two sizes medium and large.

Exo Terra Rock Outcrops are also good hides looking very natural and realistic rocks with multi entrance that can help reduce stress.

As with all the Exo Terra caves and hides they are extremely well made from resin in a natural form and colour so blending in with any type of décor and easily cleaned.

ValueAquatics also have the Royce range of caves and hides made of a very strong resin and made with a natural bark effect. There is a large range with these from natural looking bark caves to natural looking moss boxes that look like a tree stump. This range is also very popular and sometimes the smaller items can be sold out so best to put an alternative down if you can.



When you see these innovative vivariums you wonder why no one has done it before.

Simply buy the first unit and then add on to whatever size you want in 3’ sections which easily connect together.

This means that you no longer have to start with one vivarium and after a year buy a bigger one, then later on another etc., etc.

Now you can start with the starter unit which is available from ValueAquatics in two sizes the MODX24 which is 3’ x 2’ x 2’ (LWH) and the MODX36 which is 3’ x 3’ x 3’ (LWH). Then as your reptile grows simply add on the 3’ extensions to whatever length you require, very simple and easy.

The MODX vivariums and Extension packs all come in three colours Ellmau Beech, Winchester Oak and Tobacco Walnut to suit your décor.

This great idea now solves that problem of the big guys your African Rock or your Tegu that needs to be given a new vivarium every year now, it saves you time and importantly money.

Model Size in feet (LWH) SIZE in cm (LWH) Weight kg
MODX24 Starter vivarium 3’ x 2’ x 2’ 91.4 x 61 x 61 29
MODX24 Extension pack 3’ x 2’ x 2’   25
MODX36 Starter vivarium 3’ x 3’ x 3’ 91.4 x 91.4 x 91.4 52
MODX36 Extension pack 3’ x 3’ x 3’   40


Exo Terra Water Well – Water Dispenser

ValueAquatrics offer these excellent water dispensers by Exo Terra are an excellent idea for giving your animal water. In a vivarium water evaporates quickly due to the surface area of the water bowl and water bowls can be easily tipped over not to mention being fouled. The Exo Terra Water Well gives your snake, lizard or tarantula access to fresh clean water. Inside the resin rock there is a reservoir that holds the water and supplies the well at the front with a supply of fresh water. The small well at the front prevents animals from fouling the water and a screen stops insects or very small reptiles getting into the reservoir. The exo Terra Water Well is made of very strong resin and is a natural rock finish making it very natural looking in any vivarium or terrarium setup.

Excellent source of clean water
Less likely to be knocked over
No fouling of the water
Naturalistic look
Very easy to clean and fill



ValueAquatics are pleased to announce the NEW AX Vivariums and CAX Cabinet range from Aquapac.

Aquapac have redesigned the AX Vivariums for arboreal reptiles which like to climb rather than being at ground level. The AX range is available in three sizes AX24, AX36 and the AX48 all are 2’ deep by 4’ high.

Because of the size of these vivariums a central rail that divides the glass pains giving two glass sliding doors at the top and bottom section. This offers better access to the bottom for cleaning etc.

A divider will be available shortly so that you can turn the vivarium into two the top section into an arboreal vivarium and the bottom into a standard type vivarium.

The CX cabinets have also been re designed and are an open shelved unit with no doors for ample storage and measure 465mm (18.6”) wide

Vivarium Size mm (L x W x H) Size inches (L x W x H)
AX24 587 x 610 x 1216 23.5 x 24.4 x 48.6
AX36 915 x 610 x 1216 36.6 x 24.4 x 48.6
AX48 1220 x 610 x 1216 48.8 x 24.4 x 48.6
CAX24 587 x 610 x 465 23.5 x 24.4 x 18.6
CAX36 915 x 610 x 465 36.6 x 24.4 x 18.6
CAX48 1220 x 610 x 465 48.8 x 24.4 x 18.6

All the AX Vivariums and CAX Cabinets are available in three colours; Winchester Oak, Ellmau Beech and Tobacco Walnut.


Exo Terra Dual Top Canopy

These canopies are designed to fit on top of the Exo Terra Glass Terrariums, they are a combination lighting system for both Fluorescent tubes and Halogen Spots. The canopies are extremely well made from Anodized Aluminium, they can take two fluorescent tubes and up to two 35w Exo Terra Sun Glo Halogen Basking spots. There are two switched power cords so that the fluorescents and or the Halogens can be used together or separately. 

With the two bulb system you can tailor the lighting to suit the animal the Halogens will raise the ambient temperature of the air temperature whilst the fluorescents can be used to give the correct level of UV creating a perfect UV, visual and heat combination for your reptile.

Here at ValueAquatics we carry in stock the three sizes to fit the Exo Terra Glass Terrariums.

Gives the most favourable levels of heat and ligh
Holds two fluorescent tubes and one or two Halogen basking spots
Two switched cables for independent control
Made of strong rigid anodized aluminium
Halogen GU-10 fitting
Can be mounted on the back or the front of the Terrarium screen

To fit the following Exo Terra Glass Terrariums

Model # To Fit Terrarium cm
PT2230 45X9X20
PT2232 60X9X20
PT2233 90X9X20


Exo Terra Snake Caves

I have found the Exo Tera Snake Caves excellent for Corn snakes, Milk Snakes, Californian King Snakes or any of the slim snakes that do not get bigger than 4’–5’.  Creating a stress free hide or nesting box for various species of Snake, lizard or even amphibians.

They are made of resin and finished to look like a stone, so they are easily cleaned inside and out, and looking very natural in a desert or forest floor set up.

They come with some natural moss which makes them ideal as a moist nesting or shedding box for many species of snakes, lizards and amphibians.

Includes Moss
Excellent for snakes, Lizards and Amphibians
Looks natural in most set ups
Easy to Clean
A secure hide or nesting box
Helps prevent stress
Stable and not easily tipped over

ValueAquatics can offer you The Exo Terra Snake Caves in three sizes at great prices.

Cat. # Size Dimensions mm Dimensions inches
PT2845 Small 160 x 115 x 73 mm 6.2″ x 4.5″ x 2.8″
PT2846 Snake 218 x 130 x 90 mm 8.5″ x 5.1″ x 3.5″
PT2847 Snake 250 x 190 x 120 mm 9.8″ x 7.4″ x 4.7″


Lamp Guards for Ceramic Heat Emitters

Here at ValueAquatics we are always trying increase our stock for our customers, and we have just got in stock some Heater Guards for the Exo Terra Ceramic Heat Emitters. They come in two sizes medium and large so they can be used for spot bulbs and Infra Red bulbs as well.

I can not state too highly the need to use guards especially for Ceramic Heat Emitters, Infra red heat bulbs and incandescent spot bulbs. All these get very hot and will burn badly anything that can touch them. I know it is an extra cost but put that against the cost of vet bills not to mention the animals well being the extra is worth it.

The guards are simple to fit there are various ways the easiest is to just screw it in place in the vivarium (screws not included).

Available in any colour as long as it’s BLACK.
Large 23.5cm x 12cm x 12cm (9.4” x 4.8” X 4.8)
Medium 16cm x 11cm x 11cm (6.4” x 4.4” x 4.4”)


Zoo Med Lamp Safety Covers

ValueAquatics now have in stock the Zoo Med Clamp Lamp Safety Covers. These wire mesh covers clip onto the front of the Clamp Lamp to stop the animal from burning itself on the Bulb or Ceramic Heat Emitter. Snakes are most prone to this and can wrap themselves round the bulb etc., Royal Pythons seem to be attracted to the heat source probably due to their heat receptors. Also Reptiles do not seem to feel pain until it is too late and the damage is done.

ValueAquatics now offer the Zoo Med Clamp Lamp Safety covers to fit the 14cmØ, 20cmØ, and 25cmØ Exo Terra Clamp Lamps and the Komodo 14cm and 21cm Black Dome Ceramic Lamp Holders.

With the vast majority of heat sources a heater or bulb guard should be used as a matter of course for your animal’s safety and vet bills.