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Hi All!

I'm building a new tank for my non dart frogs. ;) The tank will be for Lepidodactylus lugubris as I want to give them their own home away from the darts.

My plan is to go with a broken up cork background. The gaps will be filled with a product similar to great stuff (as this is not available in Germany) and then cover up the great stuff with cocoa.

Now my question is for those of you who have such a background do you find the method of pressing the cocoa directly in the great stuff to be better or do you find the method where the great stuff is left to dry then silicone is smeared on it and cocoa pressed in to be better?

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Opps one more thing. Is it okay just to press the cork in to the foam or should i glue the cork on first?
 

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I found it worked better to put the fiber on the silicone and not the good stuff. I did apply a layer of fiber on the goodstuff when it was wet, but most just fell off when the goodstuff was dry. The trouble I had after that was getting the silicone to stick to the goodstuff/fiber mix. So, if I were to do it all over again, I would just put the fiber on the silicone.
 

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Great Stuff is like the softest poo in the world when it comes out of the can. Pressing anything into it is just going to make a terrible mess. I recommend you let it dry first and then apply the silicone. Much much easier.
 

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I would definitely vote for applying the coco fiber to the silicone. You should let the great stuff harden fully, then you can sculpt it to your liking. Then use lots of silicone and lots of coco fiber!
 
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