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It seems to be the same thing. But after 5 years I strongly suggest not to use this kind of product because it just isn't strong enough to last in our wet vivarium. You can better use some sort of epoxy if you don't wanna redo your viv in a couple of years.
I plan to redo my viv and I'll be using epoxy.
Thank you for the heads up, i wont be using it then. Any reason not to just use silicone?
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You can use silicon. It's a bit better but nothing beats epoxy. Especially if your viv isn't too big I def would use epoxy.
I know this isn't what you wanna hear but in the end it is important what material is best suitable for a viv.
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You can use silicon. It's a bit better but nothing beats epoxy. Especially if your viv isn't too big I def would use epoxy.
I know this isn't what you wanna hear but in the end it is important what material is best suitable for a viv.
I'm glad you mention this, raf. I usually use silicone because I can use one tube for a ten gallon and my hardware store doesn't carry large enough quantities of epoxy, they only have the tiny tube for the price of a normal silicone tube.
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You can use silicon. It's a bit better but nothing beats epoxy. Especially if your viv isn't too big I def would use epoxy.
I know this isn't what you wanna hear but in the end it is important what material is best suitable for a viv.
For sure, its exactly what i need to hear. Im doing a 75 gallon viv show tank, so using the right product from the beginning will be worth while. Thank you so much for your help. I cant wait to get started!
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So do you suggest using epoxy for making the lianas? Just epoxy and then cover with peat?
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Where are the pictures?
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I love how this thread is still going after like 6 years or something like that
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The images disappeared again so here they are:










I'll try to post the rest asap.
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Not seen you on here in a long time Raf!

Any updated photos of the vivarium?
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I'm not that active on fora anymore. Still have my vivarium but nothing really changed. I'm planning to redo/fix my vivarium cause it really needs some attention (the fake root system is in bad shape).
The only problem is how and where to put the animals while working on it. I'm even trying to create parts outside the vivarium and gradually fix it without the removal of the animals.
To be continued...
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Making of a liana:









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Tank looks amazing. Anything you would do differently if you could do it again?

What are the dimensions I have a 48"x36"x18" tank that I just picked up that Im going to get started on shortly
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Raf your vivarium was an inspiration for countless on this forum. It makes me really happy to know that you still have it! What animals do you have in there? Cheers.
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At the moment I have 3 Leucomelas in there with 2 male Epipedobates anthonyi ( tricolor ) which I couldn't catch. And I have a lot of Lepidodactylus lugubris in there (started with 1 but there are a lot now).
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Tank looks amazing. Anything you would do differently if you could do it again?
I would def would make another rootsystem but with epoxy. Eventually most of the rootsystem is degraded with a lot of exposed plastic pipe. I gonna fix it with hygrolon and see how that turns out. More mosses and less plants is the plan. I don't find another way of restore the terrarium. It's impossible to get all the animals out of there and have adequate housing till the terrarium is fixed so I have to do it with the animals inside.
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What are the dimensions I have a 48"x36"x18" tank that I just picked up that Im going to get started on shortly
Dimensions are 185cm (72")L x 50cm (19,7")D x 100cm (40")H
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I trimmed a lot of plants and removed a lot of dead branches and stuff. I wanted a reasonably clean vivarium before restoration.

current state:
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So amazing to see a fellow countryman's tank got viral!
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I trimmed a lot of plants and removed a lot of dead branches and stuff. I wanted a reasonably clean vivarium before restoration.



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I don't think it's in bad shape, it still has that original natural look. In fact, all those roots (what plants make all those roots by the way?) make me like it even more. Anyway, excited to see what your plans are!
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Yeah, the bones are still there. Just need to grow in some plants and it will be as good as ever. Looking forward to seeing it thrive again.

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I don't think it's in bad shape, it still has that original natural look. In fact, all those roots (what plants make all those roots by the way?) make me like it even more. Anyway, excited to see what your plans are!
It isn't very visible on photo but up close the plastic pipes are so exposed it's so obvious how it's made.
I started to collect mosses and even bought a nano aquarium so I can grow mosses and tiny plants on hygrolon as test. The most obvious exposed pipes will be covered with hygrolon. I hope as I gonna get rid of the most biggest plants (or trim more often) I can get the moss growth back as in the more earlier photos.

The roots are from Philodendron and Cissus Amazonica
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