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Old 02-10-2014, 12:46 AM
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Default Two very simple questions about Titebond Methods

I fixed my failed vivarium last week, and today...I think I failed again though side wall looks OK- -;
Last time, some of peat were not soft and gathered together, so I grinded peat with water because my grinder didn't grind peat without water.
For the reason, I may did over water.
And I may put less TB than I should use.

Please help me.

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I'm very confusing about the ratio. I saw some people said that I have to use 2 or 3 part of TB and 1 part of peat. However if I use the ratio, the mix looks so white. I think the ratio should be 1 part of TB and 2 or 3 part of peat.
What ratio do you use?
By the way, how much water should I use?
Can I use this method without water?


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I wanted to try TB mix method without GS form, So I applied one think TB mix layer for the Background.

If I use TB mix methods without form, do I still need to apply couple of layers, or is it ok applying just one thick layer?

I think it might be too thick to cure.


extra question.
Can I attach a cork bark with GS, not with silicon?
Do I have to put a straw onto bottom of plastic pot for water drain?

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I have found that applying dry peat to the TB3 is a much better process. It cures quickly, is durable and looks great. There are plenty of posts of people having issues when they try to mix it into a slurry.
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Default Re: Two very simple questions about Titebond Methods

I think most people over think this method. I don't go for a specific ratio. I just mix it up until its slightly runny when I'm covering a background. I use a slightly drier paste when I want to add ledges or other features.

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I tested some ratio yesterday.
For example
1:1(glue : peat)
1:2(glue : peat)
...

Although it doesn't cure yet, I felt that 1:1(g : p) or 2:1(g : p) or 3:1(g : p) is non-sense. it is too white, and it is very watery, ect

I think couple of users in this site who insisted the ratio should be 2:1 or 3:1 made mistake, and make confusing other users like me.

I felt the ratio should be 1:2 or 1:3, not 2:1 or 3:1

I had to test myself instead of seeking answer from others.
I'll update the result
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