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  1. Parts & Construction
    My back wall is a few inches higher than my substrate. I was wondering if it’s ok to fill the gaps in with dragon stone and lava rock? I have some left over
  2. Parts & Construction
    Hi everyone, I have this dream of a Terrarium with a Background thats fully covered by Parthenocissus Discolor. My Idea was to use a technique that I have seen in homemade Moss poles. You use chickenwire or Something similar to create the Shape you want (usually a half moon) and use hard...
  3. Parts & Construction
    Hey everyone. I’m new here and just want to share some of my more recent builds. New tanks, new racking systems. Revamping the frog room. My backgrounds are made with great stuff window and door spray foam (blue can). I paint them with a mixture of drylock original and QuikCrete cement pigments...
  4. Beginner Discussion
    Hello! I am experiencing issues when attempting to adhere a background mix to foam with Original Gorilla Glue. See attached picture. I have done my research and attempted adhering the soil in countless different methods. Here are some that I tried: 1. Lightly mist the area of the foam I want...
  5. Parts & Construction
    So I spread a very thin layer of silicone on the back of my tank to create a surface the foam could stick to. It has been about two and a half days and it is still curing apparently as it is tacky to the touch. Though it leaves no residue on my fingers when I touch it. I used the Marineland 100%...
  6. Beginner Discussion
    I have ordered a cork bark background to attach to the back of my vivarium. What is the best way to attach it? It is pre-cut to fit. I’m planning on cutting the height down so it’s above the drainage layer. But should I use the aquarium silicone? And if so, how much do I use? Thank you!
  7. Parts & Construction
    Hi all! I am wanting to know what is another alternative to using silicone and peat on GS. My tank is for a Crested Gecko. It won't have a water feature, so I don't think I need to worry about the pH problems.. unless I should worry about him drinking the water on the background. I have a GS...
  8. Parts & Construction
    I’m basically done with the background but I’m having issues with missing spots. I know silicone won’t stick to silicone but what else am I supposed to use?? Would it be ok if in these few spots I use something else other than silicone to stick the rest of the coco fiber too?
  9. Parts & Construction
    Hi All, I am new to the hobby and decided to build a vivarium using great stuff and a mix of the drylock method as well as the silicone and peat moss method. I am still waiting on a pump for the waterfall on the left and need to add moss, abg, etc. I keep thinking I’m gonna mess it up. Any...
  10. Food & Feeding
    Hi all, I am putting isopods into my Viv, and immediately they ran towards the edges and got into the cracks in my Cork Background panel (lucky reptile cork background).... this has me thinking, will they eventually start eating it? This is siliconed to 3 walls of my viv, so if they did...
  11. Beginner Discussion
    Hello all, New to the hobby been a life long fan of dart frogs I hope one day to have a pair of Strawberry blue jean since they were my favorite when I was a kid I recently bought a used palladium 12x12x24 and started creating my dart frog habitat. I built my background and I personally love...
  12. Beginner Discussion
    I used smartponds black animal safe pond foam for the background, carved it and siliconed spots and applied cocofiber. I liked the color of the foam and how it looked as rocks and I wanted to leave a lot of that exposed (i am satisfied with this part visually. however, am I going to have any...
  13. Beginner Discussion
    I recently completed a terrarium build and am noticing there are some areas in the background that could use a touch-up of dirt / coco fibre. Does anyone have recommendations on how to go about doing this while the terrarium is standing -- I'd rather not remove the substrate layers to lay the...
  14. Parts & Construction
    hey guys, so about over 7 months i built the background of a tank using foam and a safe silicone and tree fern fiber on the background and sides. the acetic acid vinegar smell went away quite fast but ever since i made the background it has a sort of 'plastic' smell in the tank on the...
  15. Beginner Discussion
    Currently finishing up carving my great stuff background. Should I stop it just above the substrate line or let it go under the substrate line when lining it with hygrolon? I plan on siliconing all the edges exposed to glass as well.
  16. Parts & Construction
    Hello, I’m in the stage of building a cork mosaic background for my bioactive crested gecko tank( it’s 18x18x36inches)and was a little confused about how to put in the background plants. In the first horizontal cork bark round I’ll wanted to put a 3inch potted pilea depressa in the hole. In the...
  17. Beginner Discussion
    Would great stuff foam background get destroyed if one small spot that had been carved didn't get covered with silicone and substrate ?
  18. Parts & Construction
    I'm planning my second viv and leaning towards drylok for a background. For my first, I used silicone + neherp's background mix which was fine but I'm concerned about it holding up over time. Hygrolon seems like a lot of work and I'm already overwhelmed. So that led me to drylok. But my concern...
  19. Parts & Construction
    Long title I know. So I recently started a build- Exo Terra 36”h x 24”l x 18”w. It’s a beast. The biggest vivarium I have done. I used 3 cans of great stuff-with some wood to create a background. Waited a couple days. Everything looked great. Carved it up, and finished it off with a coating of...
  20. New Members Introductions
    Hi, I'm Brazilian and we have little support about Dendrobates here. I'm here to learn from you. I have been with the animals (Galactonotus) for about six months and they are apparently healthy but always on top in a garnish. They just go down to get wet and eat, then go up again. I wonder if...
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