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  1. 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...
  2. Beginner Discussion
    I used the foam and silicone background method on my tank. It’s been a month and I can still lightly smell silicone or foam or something on the background if I put my nose up to it, the thing is it’s all cured I tested the both tubes of silicone before using them they were good
  3. Parts & Construction
    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...
  4. Parts & Construction
    Hello everyone, I'm building a 72 bowfront and instead of using Greatstuff (GS) I bought Lepage titefoam (Canadian equivalent to Loctite titefoam, [I think]). After seeing its 4x better density and increased rigidity I was sold. From the MSDS they use a similar "recipe" as GS: hydrocarbon...
  5. Beginner Discussion
    Hello, guys! I have used my whole day today reading in the "101" posts on this very useful forums! But I'm left with one question. Which kind of foam for making a nice background should I use? My local hardware store got "PU-Foam" for 2-3$ e. can, but I can also buy one made especially for...
  6. Parts & Construction
    The 12x12x18 Exo Terra tank I got came with the generic fake rock looking foam background pannel. Since I don't have the time or energy to make a gs/silicone/coco fiber background I decided to use what I have. How have you guys used the foam background and made it look natural? Since there are...
  7. Parts & Construction
    I have been searching the threads for a while gathering ideas on how to rebuild my 40 gallon Oceanic Hex once again. I finally decided on making a water feature and some trees with sheet foam and Drylock. My main motivation, besides getting lost in a fun project, is to make a low maintenance...
  8. Parts & Construction
    I would like to build a paludarium without a false bottom and am researching various ways to build up the terrestrial portion. I very much admire the tank shown here: Paludarium. He uses layers of gravel, stones, expanded clay bricks, clay balls and then soil. I can't find expanded clay bricks...
  9. Parts & Construction
    I have been changing my mind every 10 minutes as to how I want to go about building the waterfall for my tank. Design: I want to have several small pools that the water falls between as it makes its way down. I want the waterfall to be a greyish color since the rest of my background will be a...
  10. Parts & Construction
    My tank is coming together nicely. 32x20x20 so ~55 gal tank. Im doing a greatstuff foam backround on it and needed some assistance. what is the easiest way to put the backround in. Would i be better off doing the entire thing inside the tank right on the acrylic, or would i be able to do it...
  11. General Discussion
    So I just experienced a somewhat surprising event. I had made a background for a ten gallon out of pond foam with a single piece of wood yesterday, just to get some practice before trying to make a background out of foam for my 40 breeder. Just now it exploded, blowing foam and glass out the...
  12. Parts & Construction
    I think I have finally made it about half way through building my first frog vivarium and thought I would share what I've done thus far. I have made a couple smaller backgrounds for a few tarantula enclosures using silicon, great stuff, and kitter litter methods but this is my first true full...
  13. Member's Frogs & Vivariums
    Hello, Tomarrow I will be purchasing a few cans of great stuff and was wondering, 1. Is great stuff all its cracked up to be? 2. Is it easy to use? 3. Can it be used for desert cages too? thank you for any and all help, shane
  14. Beginner Discussion
    Does anyone know of a few small bromeliads that could go in a 20 tall with Leucs? I was also confused about how to mount bromeliads into a foam background. Thanks:D
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