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Old 02-20-2009, 03:41 PM
 
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So I began my little venture. I sprayed on the Great Stuff where and how I wanted it. I placed three pieces of cork bark into it and then let it dry. When it was dry I cut little slivers around some of the cork bark... (I'll tell you why later...) And then I laid the brown silicone (GE II 100% Brown Silicone). And then I poured a whole bunch of DRY eco-earth all over it. I patted it down nice and hard, and then I left it to dry overnight. I woke up in the morning and dumped everyhting out. It looked so awesome! Now the only thing I had left to do was to fill in the slits I made around the corkbark... So I did! I filled each one half way with coco fiber, and then filled each slit with my scotch moss. SSo I have live moss in the background.

I have another question. How long do i need to wait for everything to cure before I move my frog back in? Thanks everyone!

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Old 02-20-2009, 04:00 PM
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Usually 2 weeks for silicone to fully cured and be on the safe side. Got any pics?
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:27 PM
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I wouldnt let them move in until all that silicone smell is gone.
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So I should wait about 2 weeks or so? I am keeping my frog in a separate container for now. And he is fine in there. I can't get any pictures, my dad took the camera to Virginia for a business trip. And I can't find my phone. So my only hope is to somehow convince my sister if I can use her camera...

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Okay, so I got some pictures. They are some pretty crappy phone pictures, but you can see it. So here we go!





Well tell me what you think. And I know it isn't perfect, remember it is my first time trying this.

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looks like you did a great job with the silicone. i like that large piece of cork. What species is the lucky frog?
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Tip, instead of using a caulking gun (assuming you did), I just cut the top off the tube and push the entire contents into or onto something disposable. That way you have access to all of it at once.

Looks like you have a good start. Nice even coverage.
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This tank is for my pacman frog. I did use a cocking gun. I chopped off the entire tip so I could push it out easier. Worked great. And I only used about half a tube! I can;t wait to start on my FBT pauldarium!!!

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Sooooo, now that I am starting my FBT vivarium, I have had to make some substitutions. I don't have any access to plastic egg crates, sooo I had to make a substitution. I got two CD cases, and then I opened them up, siliconed them together, and that made my platform. I will drill some holes in it for draiage too of course. And then I have two plastic things making the rampgoing up. So I can have my water area, and them my land area. I am going to make another BG! I am so excited!

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