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    Josh's Projects

    As per request, here's one of my recent endeavours!

    I figured the big 80 gallon tank required a make over, so I went out and bought some materials. After some research, I found that spray foam and silicone works best for realistic backgrounds.
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    It took roughly half a day to get it done, from 1 to 11 at night. I sprayed foam on the back, then applied silicone on top. While the silicone was still wet, I put plantation soil on top, and to add a little realistic touch, placed spaghnum moss around the rock and branches (which were a pain to stick to the glass). I then topped up the substrates—orchid bark chunks on the left, plantation soil onr he right, and riverbed sand in centre.
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    On day two, I built the UVB light system. This was tricky, as there is a palm tree growing on the tank that is sensitive to the light bulbs. It leaves touch it they shrivel and die (which is a pain for cleaning, but small ground dwelling reptiles love it). So I installed brackets to stow away the chord, installed the lights. This is how it turned out!ImageUploadedByTapatalk1405042917.918093.jpg
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    That looks incredible! I bet those reptiles of yours are loving it!
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    Well nobody is in there yet! Trying to decide who's going in there.

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    ah. hehe who are you thinking is going to be the lucky one?
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    Well it too dry for my geckos. I think the iguana and snakes would destroy the moss and the iguana would most likely eat the plants :P

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    Hmmm. Well who do you have left?
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    That's all I have

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    sounds like you'll need to get something else to put in there then
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    Yea, so you listed all of your pets and none of them fit the build for your custom terrarium... sooo are you planning on living in there? Lol
    I'm thinking you should just add water.
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    Well I mean, I could put a snake in there, in just worried the nice background will be destroyed in a couple days. Boas and pythons (cough cough—Monty) can be clumsy. And I would fill it for water, but it's built for land :/

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