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Old 05-01-2018, 05:20 AM
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Default Re: Building a large spire out of blocks of eggcrate, what to do about the sides?

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Originally Posted by Kinstrome View Post
Could you elaborate on this, or direct me with a link to what sort of thing you are talking about? I am trying to picture such a system.
The simplest version of this is that there is a limit to how how the water in the false bottom can become before it automatically drains into a sump or other container for disposal.

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EDIT: Also, regarding creating realistic rocks out of foam pieces, which sort of substance do you cover it with? I've tried Quickrete, and I didn't find that much good. I see the recommendation of Drylok, but I don't know which type to use.
Many institutions use a form of hard plaster over sculpted styrofoam to simulate rocks and other materials. These are typically then stained/painted and then sealed with epoxy.

Here is one method that resulted in an enclosure that is still up and running more than a decade later http://www.dendrobatidae.org/Portals...4223459371.pdf

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