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Old 08-29-2014, 02:46 PM
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Default Drylok vs. Epoxy backgrounds


Can anyone help me figure out what would be better to use for coating a styrofoam or wire+newspaper structure. I am going to start small with this on a 10 gallon for practice. What's lasts longer and is moe durable, is there a practical difference in vivarium use or is the longevity about the same? From my understanding, which is limited, polyurea requires a lot of experience and expensive equipment to use and is not a practical option.

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Old 08-30-2014, 01:05 PM
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I've never read about anyone using newspapers over wire...but would have to be concerned about humidity and rust despite a coating. I've used styro siliconed to the glass...and am aware that there are possible issues with the styro being an endocrine disruptor...but have coated the styro with something to seal it...and the viv has been set up now for quite a while...no changes so far. I've done the kittylitter/clay thing, the broken cork, GS, --all sorts and each has a really good point, and some real bad points...but I do believe that the cork type is the most attractive and lends itself to better plant growth...check Pumilo's posts as a start, and there are lots of other examples of how it has been used...you can make some ledges, and some real texture...Oddlot has some suggestions on drilling holes for film cannisters, and you can mount plants, and plant holes...
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