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hi all i used expanda foam for a fake rock background in a frog tank. I used black silicone on the side walls of the tank to hide the messy looking foam, then sprayed the stuff all over the back in the way i wanted it (it was more of spray and hope). Then i used a terracotta coloured silicone on the wall with red desert sand on top for texture and stuff. Also i put a thick hose on the wall before i sprayed so i could run a smaller hose from the filter pump to run down the wall.
The first pic is the black silicone then just shots of the wall
That looks fantastic Jim. When I started this thread I never expected to get so many incredible looking ideasKnowledge - The one thing you can give away freely while still keeping for yourself
i got the idea from a website someone posted on here that showed how to make backgrounds in a similar way but instead of using red silicone and sand they used black silicone and coco fibre (that stuff you can get in brick form). it also showed how to put little planters in it and used drift wood for an awesome look i'll try to find it for you guys
Found this, its not the one i was looking for but its cool.
And this one has heaps
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- 09-Feb-11, 02:49 PM #64
just in case anyone has missed it I have a poll going DIY Zone on the forum, good idea or not ? to try and convince Admin that we need a DIY zone on the forum for exactly this type of thread, there are so many creative people out there and so many others looking for ideas that we need to have it all in one place,
Seeing some of the frog tanks it almost makes me want to get into frogs....READING GIVES YOU KNOWLEDGE, .... LIFE GIVES YOU EXPERIENCE
- 09-Feb-11, 03:05 PM #65
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- 12-Feb-11, 09:15 PM #67
I hope you have done quite a few coats with the grout, its not a strong material, concrete or render is the prefered option for claws. but it looks great though. just make sure it wont get wet, the PVA will soften when wet,READING GIVES YOU KNOWLEDGE, .... LIFE GIVES YOU EXPERIENCE
hopefully it will hold up im using the strongest aquadhere available, the bottle says waterproof but I doubts it is fully waterproof should be fine in a drier tank. but ill go over parts of it with more grout and see how it goes
- 12-Feb-11, 09:50 PM #69
make sure you post pics when its in the tank....READING GIVES YOU KNOWLEDGE, .... LIFE GIVES YOU EXPERIENCE
- 13-Feb-11, 04:13 PM #70
I was at bunnings today and they have a cardboard dome which is used as a liner for hanging plant baskets. I think it would make a good mold for a large hide.
- 09-Mar-11, 01:11 AM #71
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- 25-Mar-11, 07:38 PM #72
Great set up and hides......
just a question, do you use sand and cement mix or just cement? about to start some of my own
- 31-Mar-11, 09:04 PM #74
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Go down to a discount store and look through their melamine bowls and vases. They come in a variety of sizes suitable for anything from neonates through to adult BHPs. Then get a hole saw and cut a hole in what would be the base (soon to become the top) of the required size. The material is impervious to moisture, so it will last forever and is easy to clean. You can choose to decorate the exterior in any way you please or just leave it standard which is how I choose to leave them for cleaning purposes,
- 28-Apr-11, 07:30 PM #75
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Hey guys. The creative cage in my head was left unlocked and I have now made a hock hide out of clay and I was wondering if a clay hide would be fine to acutally use after it had dried. (Planing on getting a Bearded in the near months or so) Just thought I would see what people thought. The photo dosen't do it justice xD It is quite big and I made it so s/hes able to bask and laze around on top.
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