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Ok, so this isn't for a dart frog vivarium, it's for my mossy leaf tail gecko vivarium, but I still don't know of a better group of people to ask about things regarding vivarium design. I have a 24"x18"x24" exo terra that I'd like to cover three walls of and make look sort of like this http://www.dendroboard.com/forum/members-frogs-vivariums/51966-ranitomeya-fantastica-vivarium.html , just with more vertical branches for the mossy's and the sides covered. My problem is I can't decide between the cork tiles or the forest tiles. I've seen the cork tiles in person and used them in cages, and they look great, but the forest tiles look like they might blend in with the mossy's a bit better, but I've never actually seen one in person. Anyone have any experience with them or pictures of them in use? I need to place my order by this afternoon.Thanks :)
 

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The cork looks better in my opinion. It has deeper grooves and looks more like old, mature bark. The forest tiles are smoother, not as deep crags and bumps.
 

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I ended up going with the forest tiles because I figured the geckos were less likely to pull of chunks of it while clambering around the tank, they are rather clumsy. Here's pics of the background so far, still waiting for the branches that I ordered to come in the mail, so it will be at least a week before I can make anymore progress on it.





 

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Actually the cork tile is amazingly durable my red eye croc skinks couldn't even mess it up and another thing is that u dont want the substrate over the wood tile yet alone water from the false bottom the wood will slowly asorb it warp and get a nasty waterline
 

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I put a bunch of silicone at the bottom, to try and prevent water from seeping up inside the tile, I guess I could try to coat the front of the tile with silicone as well, I just didn't want to have to trim 4 inches off of all those pieces.
I have to say... the cork tile seems to hold up pretty well even in wet/ humid conditions.
Todd
 
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