Firstly let me intriduce myself, my names Gary and I have been a lurker over at dendroworld.co.uk for a few months.
Then I looked over here and it's GREAT !!
I am a reptile keeper, very new to amphibians and would really appreciate some advice.
I have about £3000 worth of new vivariums coming on Thursday, fully fitted with brand new EVERYTHING. This is to replace my current vivs of various sizes as a designed beroom refit. Three of the vivariums will be empty.
I have spoken with a professional terrarium builder (who shall remain nameless) and he is going to make a terrarium that will fit snugly inside a vivarium (basically a terrarium wrapped in an outer wood shell) so it can be part of one of my stacks.
This will be a proper terrarium, just in a wood sleeve.
Now I have been looking around and have been reading all the DIY diaries which are GREAT, but I have a few questions.
I am in England and need to find the following information...
What is the best UK based 'foam' to use to build up backgrounds and cover false floors?
I have seen coco fibre 'tiles' in [email protected]
that have cone shape openings in them, The idea is that you pop a plant into the cone and they live happily like that and root into the fibre. Seems IDEAL for terrariums, do you guys use them?
What is the best type of sillicone for attaching this fibre to the glass back?
Is a water feature a good idea? I spent about an hour talking on the phone to the terrarium builder yesterday. He suggested that I have a drainage hole (tube) and mist by hand as it wont be a HUGE terrarium (4ft long by 2 ft deep by 3 foot high APPROXIMATELY). Does this sound ok?
Obviously I would rather have some sort of filter to keep the water clean and a water feature would be very nice but ive heard they can be problematic?
I am thinking that Tincs is the what I would like to keep in here eventually, obviously I'm looking forward to all the plant work first though
Hopefully you guys can give some insight. Obviously I want to do things the right way from day 1.