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    Hello again, Dendroboard! Recently, I had a chance to go through my parents' wooded property, about 5 acres of which is wooded and overgrown with undergrowth. I was going mostly for inspiration, trying to find a setting for a terrarium, or part of a terrarium. I took a LOT of photographs of...
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    Hello Dendroboard! I'm Spdybee and this is my first post here. Been lurking for a couple of years now, reading and learning. Since I've started my first real viv I thought I would document the process to share my experiences like so many of you have. First a little history. I say...
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    Hi guys, I've been reading a lot about drylok on this forum, and decided to use it for my fake rocks. But the thing is, I can't find it in local home depot stores in my country. What alternatives do i have? Can I just buy other latex based paint, that are waterproof?
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    Here's a Viv I just completed. I used GS painted with coats of Drylok to create the background. I made a couple of small rock ledges on the false bottom to help hold the substrate creating a nice sloping soil layer. Also carved a few shelves in the wall since this will be for arboreal lizards...
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    I have seen so many posts about how Polystyrene may be unsafe for amphibians and so many posts with backgrounds made of it. I want to make a background but don't want to use GS like I did for my last one. I was going to use Polystyrene, covered in grout and then sealed with drylok. Should I...
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    Hey Everyone, Thank you to everyone who has been answering my many questions over the past few weeks. I am finally ready to get going on my Viv. My plan is to document and photograph each step of the process and when done compile all that I have learned / materials and methods used to a pdf...
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    Hi everyone. :) Just wanted to share some pics of my Viv that I'm in the process of creating. To start it's a 24" cube that I designed. I've been building these for a while now testing out the design and materials to make sure they hold up over time. Now that the kit is 99% refined I...
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