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- Fake Vines
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What is the preferred method for making fake vines? I know (nylon?) rope is used and then covered with something.. Can somebody help me out here?

I realize that most people work with diy rocks rather than the real deal, but Id rather add a few small “real” rocks to my new build. What types of rocks are safe? Obviously I don’t want to have to pay for rocks… but if I cant find any which retailers (home depot, fish store, etc) would be my best bet?

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Igneous rocks are the way to go. Avoid sedimentary rocks because they can break down in the high-humidity of a viv and leach minerals. If you collect rocks be sure to clean them well. I soak in 10% bleach solution for a few hours, scrub with a stiff-bristled brush, rinse really well, then let them air-dry.
 
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