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Old 06-12-2012, 11:32 PM
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So I'm building a new tank for some Varadero dart frogs. I want to either do a GS background, or do something like a tree stump out of GS. What do you think? I'm going to start on it Friday evening.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:43 PM
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I think that you should do a great stuff b.g. but carve it to make some cool vine or even a small tree stump. There are so many more possibilities if you do a great stuff b.g.-Good Luck
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:51 AM
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Yeah, I agree with froggies. if you do the background, you can maybe do a tree stump too. Why settle for one when you can have both?
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Yeah, I agree with froggies. if you do the background, you can maybe do a tree stump too. Why settle for one when you can have both?

I agree. Why not do both?!
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I think I might do both, but still its a toss up.
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I think you can do both. What size tank btw? You can carve and make vines with GreatStuff.
I recently started my build as well. Im doing an all cork background aswell as great stuff background.

Its difficult to do a tree stump build and for it too come out looking nice.

This is one of the vivariums that inspired me.
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Construction starts TODAY... after work. I have decided I will attempt to do both. i will start with the GS background, once it dries, later in the week, I will do the tree stump.
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Just finished my first. Learned yellow GS is a pain in the a$&. Spring for the black pond version. Easier to work with and if some gets left exposed doesn't stick out like a plumbers butt!
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get the GS for windows it doesn't expand as much
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i had an idea about how to help in making your tree stump. Get a piece of PVC and cut it in half (half circle way) and attach it to the background to serve as a base structure to GS on. You'll probably want to cover it in silicone so the GS will adhere to it.
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As J Teezy suggested, PVC pipe is very easy to use and is a great - I recently used it for a tree stump and use 80 grit sandpaper to rough it up in a cross hatch pattern and the GS stuck like glue. Good luck, looking forward to seeing your build and I think doing both is a great idea. What the size of your project?
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I decided to go to petsmart and found a perfect piece of driftwood. It sticks out like branches. I will get pictures posted soon. Btw its a 20g high.
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going to secure it to the background with GS?
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