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  1. 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
  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. Parts & Construction
    So, having read multiple accounts of people's great stuff failing to adhere to aquarium glass, I took the advice advanced by NEHerp and first applied a layer of silicone to the interior glass. This was cured for several days before I took the next step and added the Great Stuff. In both tanks...
  4. General Discussion
    I've had frogs for a few years, but until recently I've always been in an apartment with little/no outdoor space of my own. I am now in a house in the city with a moderately sized back patio. Today I started working on a new tank and have the silicone and background down. Will it be okay to...
  5. Parts & Construction
    Hello, Last week I made a custom background for my dart frog tank using spray foam and silicone. The silicone I used was GE II silicone. I noticed that there is still a silicone smell coming from the tank days after using it. I read that GE II silicone will always retain a smell and it is not...
  6. Parts & Construction
    So I'm planning on building a vivarium for my group of 4 marbled newts. Since they are still young and newts do enjoy a lot of time on land i figured a divided 36"18"18" exo terra would be perfect. The tank will just be mostly moss, ferns, and cork bark branches. Excited to use my new Finnex...
  7. Parts & Construction
    Ok, so I'm challenging myself to create a ten gallon for a pair of thumbnail darts... the catch... I want this tank to seem spacious without being too bare. I've got my plant list ready for order, as well as two bags of ABG mix Here's a few pictures of what's been done so far.
  8. Parts & Construction
    I'm currently building by background out of extruded polystyrene (insulation board). I plan on painting it, either with acrylics mixed with waterproof masonry paint, or regular acrylic paint and using a spray-on silicone to make it water resistant. The spray-on silicone is the stuff I use to...
  9. Parts & Construction
    I'm in the process of my first build. I used way too much Great Stuff, but it turned out okay. I let it sit overnight and started cutting holes into the great stuff for plants and the inside is still gooey. My question is, should i coat the inside of the holes with silicone? With Great Stuff...
  10. Parts & Construction
    A lot of this thread might end up in the beginner mistakes thread! I'm turning an old 55g that used to house hermit crabs into a paludarium. Since it's so much space and mixing species is, at least for beginners like me, not advisable, I decided to give the land space to a couple dart frogs...
  11. Parts & Construction
    So I'm planning on building a great stuff background that will cover an area roughly 4 feet x 6 feet. I was originally going to go the GE silicone route but realized how costly and time consuming that would be... I've been searching the forums but can't find a solid answer. What will be the...
  12. Parts & Construction
    XtraBond®250 – 100% RTV Silicone Sealant | Premier Building Solutions Menards had this silicone on sale 12 bottles for around $10. I'm building a viv for 4 imis and am wanting to make sure I can use this. It is 100% silicone that is acetoxy based. The box didn't have all the info that the...
  13. Parts & Construction
    Hello Everyone, I am making a new top for one of my tanks and have a plastic hinge that I siliconed to the two pieces of glass. The hinge is the kind that just extends over the top. The glass has a 1/4" gap between the pieces. I need to figure out how to plug that gap at least at the ends to...
  14. Parts & Construction
    Hi all, apologies if this has already been asked but the search function didn't return anything (actually, it returned way too many things to find the answer). I'm planning on a GS / silicone background, with eco-earth pressed into the silicone. I'm trying to figure out how many tubes I'm going...
  15. Parts & Construction
    I have the spray foam i need to get started on my Exo Terra background but I don't know what kind of silicone I can safely use. I have a canadian tire gift card that I would like to use, so if you can recommend a silicone that is sold at Canadian Tire that would be great. Thanks The Wolfe
  16. Plants
    Hi, so I am looking to mount some bromeliads to the back of my tank which has a cork background. From what I've heard, silicone is the best way to do this. The only thing I'm worried about is the fumes while it's curing. I already have two leucs that live in there. Any suggestions? Thanks Kyle
  17. Parts & Construction
    So i have been reading that these three will not mix very well for making a water tight seal. I dont see why this would be so, seeing as how they have both glass, and acrylic tanks, and they are all siliconed together, i guess acrylic is done with a weld-on type chemical bond though. Anyways im...
  18. Parts & Construction
    So, we bought this 24"W x 18"Dx 36"H Exo Terra tank a little while back. The plan all along was Tree fern root background with driftwood "braches" jutting out to mount small and medium broms onto. Well, we found such a spectacular single peice of driftwood (so large we had to trim several...
  19. General Health & Disease Treatment
    So I built my terrarium complete with waterfall, false bottom, and water area and I used silicone to adhere some of the construction together. It wasn't until I was finished that I realized I used a non aquarium safe brand. Is my whole terrarium a bust? Will I ever be able to add frogs or fish...
  20. Parts & Construction
    Anyone have any problems with silicone fumes? In the past, I never really thought about it too much as usually a couple days after using silicone I don't notice a smell. Recently, I haven't changed a thing but I've been smelling fumes and I can't understand why. This is WAY after the...
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