Hello... I am making my first vivarium and I have a concern about the surround I made. It's made from expandable pond foam and egg crate. I painted the foam with dyed Drylok. I added silicone to the back of the tank and secured the surround to it. Now I am concerned about moisture getting to...
Hi all ... just starting out with my first dart frog and bioactive vivarium. I've been doing some digging about silicone curing in the viv, and I'm a bit worried I've made a rookie mistake. Here's a quick lowdown on my setup: I have an 18x18x24 Exo Terra tank. Last Saturday (so not quite a week...
i made a background for my vivarium and i used expended foam..then i covered it with slicone but some parts of the foam couldn't be covered and it is impossible to reach these parts..is it harmful for the frogs or the plants if i leave it unsealed..
I am trying to decide if I should stick with a coco fiber w/ cork background or maybe try doing a rock and cork background. Which do you think looks better? Also which do you think would be better for the frogs and fauna? I figured the coco fiber would be better for plants and mosses to grab...
What are the main ways to create a background and the pro's and con's for them?
I know a couple of the different methods used are:
clay cat litter
foam covered with aquarium grade silicone and coco husk
foam covered with PVA (with paint mixed in for colour) and coco husk
I've already foamed...
I was thinking about beginning my first viv build fairly soon and was wondering what the best background to use is. This includes price wise, ease of building, and what is best for the frogs. Any opinions are helpful and welcome.
First time posting here and im new to making dart vivs so please forgive my inexperience.
Exo Terra 12 X 12 X 18
Advanced Mist King Setup
Hydroton/ABG MIX/Live Moss/Live Oak Leaf Litter (from ne herp and joshs frogs)
Some Cork rounds for hiding
Bunch of broms from ne herp...
What would you use as a background for an established tank? In other words, the tank was built long before the days of cork tiles, fake rocks, etc. Since I do not think it a good idea to tilt an established tank (necessary to attach these), these backgrounds are not an option. I...