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any tips for me? :)
okay guys i know there is alot of posts about foam background and hides and stuff but a few nights ago i started my foam rockwall and ledges for my 2 black headed monitors i was wondering if any one has any helpfull tips for me? it would be alot of help considering this is my first big project the tank theme is desert if that helps. there tank is about 8ft long and 90cm width and about 3ft high so lots of room for the lil guys.
- 06-Jul-12, 12:22 AM #2
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cheers i will
- 06-Jul-12, 03:44 PM #4
make sure you put a thick coat over it whatever medium you use, otherwise you might find it wont last to long with there claws scratching at it.
Good luck with it.
At least 2 coats of thick grout and 3 layers of non toxic sealant. Check out my thread on my background.. It's called Baby bearded dragon DIY background
thank you i will atm ive done 4 layers of pool grout on half of it but unfortunetly the weather hasnt been at its best lately
- 06-Jul-12, 08:59 PM #8
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thanks i will
something that I would do is to make a platform for basking which has a bit of overhang so the dragons can go under the basking spot also if they wish. You will get all kinds of cool hidey holes and temperature sweetspots.
so far ive made a hide and tunnel seperate from the backboard, and on the backboard ive made a series of ledges, rocks, caves and hides.
- 07-Jul-12, 04:58 AM #12
Sorry I have to, it drives me insane.
- 07-Jul-12, 05:47 AM #13
Better to do many thin coats and allow each coat to dry before applying the next.
Now my tip is to get this moved to the DIY zone and increase your likelihood of getting good advice.
Also check out these threads if you haven't already
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DIY fake rock-wall.
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thanks your lots of help okay im going for 6 coats of grout and im also doing a layer of non toxic car bog and then a fews of render
- 07-Jul-12, 10:56 AM #15
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The render is cheaper and stronger than the grout. As Mad at arms has said, multiple layers slightly increase thickness each layer but make sure it's dry before adding the next layer.
The 'foam work for all' thread is a discussion in the "DIY Group" not in the DIY zone in the main forum, I can't link to it from my phone, maybe someone who is on the pc can help, but I'll check later when I'm on my PC and link to it if no one else has
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