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  1. Parts & Construction
    Hi guys, I had been planning all along on using a leca false bottom, but read some comments from Tihsho in another thread indicating it tends to wick too much and make things soggy. Do others have this experience? I also have some egg crate, probably enough to do a false bottom as well as...
  2. Parts & Construction
    Hi everyone! First post. I have been searching forums for days and can’t find a solid answer. I am constructing a paludarium and wanted to do an egg crate silicone backing to hold up a larger piece of drift wood and other things. I covered the back with black silicone and waited for it to cure...
  3. Beginner Discussion
    With all the egg crates from Easter eggs leftover, I like to reuse and recycle stuff. Normally I get the cardboard and use it to start seeds for outdoors, but I had to get the foam type this time... Trying to find things to do with it got me wondering if it can be used beneath substrate to help...
  4. Parts & Construction
    I am going to slowly start building a 20g viv and I am seeing many ways to do the bottom. I don't plan on having a water feature so do I need a false bottom? If so how high should it be and should I use egg crate or hydroton. For substrate I plan to just use ABG so does that influence the bottom...
  5. Parts & Construction
    I've got my egg crate supported by PVC pipe, on top of that I've got landscape fabric, then coconut mat, then a soil combo in some areas (where ground plants are) then moss and finally, leaf litter. My question is, why would I need gravel or Leca or anything else in the water reservoir? I...
  6. Parts & Construction
    I'm at this stage in building my viv and would like a general consensus on the 'correct' way to go about building my walls in a glass tank. Option one would be straight Great Stuff on the glass Option two would be priming the glass with silicone first Option three would be making a false wall...
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