Tinkerframe ZM14 – Replacement lid Upgrade for Zoo Med 25 gallon terrarium


ZM14 – Fits Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium 25 gallon front opening terrarium model NT-25DW only.  Two lids necessary to do entire tank.

SKU: ZM14 Categories: , , Tags: , , ,


These are 3D printed replacement lids that we have designed to fit the 25 gallon Zoo Med Naturalistic Terrarium with two front opening doors that is 30″L x 12″W x 16H”. It will fit Zoo Med model NT-25DW only. This tank has 2 lids, so if you want to do the entire tank, you will need to buy 2 lids.

The lid comes as a KIT that you can assemble easily within a few minutes or so but you will need to get your own glass, unless you purchase the version with acrylic included. We don’t recommend the acrylic if you’re housing a high humidity animal as acrylic can warp with humidity. In those cases we recommend you get your own glass instead. The acrylic is thicker than with our smaller lids and is 3/32″ thick instead of 1/16″.

These will not fit other brands or other not-named tanks. If you need Exo Terra we sell that as well in our shop. We do not currently do Zilla or other lids but may at some point in the future.

Again, this is a KIT which includes everything needed except the glass and will be assembled by YOU unless you select the option that includes the acrylic.

The lid comes in 4 main pieces. There is a bar for each side, The front and the back have our fine printed mesh built into the frame. The 4 bars all snap together to make the frame. The glass (not included) is secured in place via plastic pressure tabs. These lids are designed to be a more all-in-one lid.

The lid also has a hole in the the front center and back center and in each corner as well. Each hole comes with a flush screw-in cap (not shown in photo). The hole can be used with our optional misting nozzle adapters (misting nozzle not included) to have a standard sized misting nozzle pass through perfectly.  You may also optionally purchase a feeder cap from our shop to use the hole as a way to easily pass food or water into your tank.  Or you can just keep them capped. You can also optionally purchase solid inserts that can block the airflow through the mesh from the underside for those who need high humidity.

The terrarium is not included.

The lid DOES NOT come with the necessary glass center. We offer acrylic for species that do not require really high humidity. Because of the cost and logistics involved with shipping glass, we are not offering that currently, so you will need to purchase your own glass and get it cut to fit. Lowes will typically do this for free. When handling freshly cut glass please be careful as the edges can be quite sharp. Sanding the edges with a fine grit sandpaper is advised for safety. The opening for the glass is 13 1/8″ x 8″. You will need to get glass cut to fit. There is a 5mm lip so we suggest you cut the glass 1/16″ smaller than the opening since it can be a tiny bit too small but not too big. We suggest glass be cut 13 1/16″ by 7 15/16″ just to be sure it fits. The glass is held in place with the included plastic tabs via pressure.

A variety of glass thickness can be accommodated. Standard 3/32″ regular glass works fine. You can also use 1/8″ glass or tempered glass if desired. Most just use standard 3/32″ glass from the hardware store.

Our mesh vents are printed plastic and are safe for tarantulas and fine enough that fruit flies can’t get through.

If you need something customized for your lid, you can contact us. We MAY be able to accommodate your request, possibly even for free if it isn’t something that will take me long. Possibly for a fee if it will take a little time.

Our lids do not come with cord cutouts on the back bars, but with the included holes, you could probably pass cords through them.

Each vent section comes with a fine mesh built in which is a 3D printed plastic so they it won’t rust and won’t catch any critter toes and won’t allow fruit flies to escape.  If you need to maintain high humidity and would like solid screens (which allow no airflow) you can purchase the solid vent insert kit.  The solid vent insert kit is a kit that includes plastic strips that you can install from the underside of the lid using the included tabs to block the mesh vents so air flow is blocked. If you want to install misting nozzles you can purchase our misting nozzle adapters.  Additional adapters and feeder caps are also available separately in our shop.

Each lid comes as a kit which you will need to assemble.  The pieces snap together and come with instructions.  There is (or will be) an assembly video you can view if needed.

Additional information

Weight 241 g
Dimensions 14 × 3 × 2.5 in
Feeder Cap

No, Yes

Solid inserts

No, Yes

Misting Nozzle Adapters

None, Pack of 2


Include, Don't Include