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  1. mosco

    mosco Active Member

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    I didn't really like the look of the toilet roll as a hide so I made my own little hide. I just cut the bottom of a 1.25L water bottle off, burnt a small entrance in it, used some grout and covered it in that. So easy and cheap as chips. Hope this helps some people. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Please leave any feedback on how I could improve this :)
     
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    Improve? You could start with a sky light and a satellite dish at the minimum :D

    Great job, what's to improve? It looks like a rock :) cheap as way of making stuff yourself.
     
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    montysrainbow Very Well-Known Member

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    What a neat idea! :) im impressed and yes it looks much nicer than a dunny roll lol.
    Well done :)
     
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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    I was also thinking the top of the hide could be used as a basking spot or even putting another entrance at the top of the hide :)
     
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    Yes u could make deeper ones too! :) very creative [MENTION=35700]mosco[/MENTION]
     
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    Yeah there's so many things you could do! :) thank you [MENTION=32876]montysrainbow[/MENTION]
     
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    Im going to make one.thanks..bit better than my tubing,and it looks like a rock
     
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    [MENTION=35700]mosco[/MENTION] Thaught about dry brushing the edges with a light grey to give it that rock look?
     
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    Great idea and good looking finish. Burning plastic bottles would give off some nasty fumes but because you have coated it in grout I guess this will suppress any residual toxic chemicals. I wonder if grout has any toxic chemicals in it?


    PS: I use non-toxic pond sealer to coat my hides
     
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    I think once it is left a few days to cure it is safe, It would be with a few coats of pond sealer. Wonder if you could / try to remove the plastic inside?
     
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    [MENTION=34564]Native_EWD[/MENTION] that's a good idea I'll try it with my next one. And also you would have to make the plastic have a gradual angle outward other wise it would be nearly impossible to remove it without cracking the grout. Mine has a sort of bow inwards so I can't take the plastic out
     
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