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Old 30-11-2013, 04:25 PM
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Hello,

Time has finally come to start kitting out the housing for Archer and Tesla.

I started by varnishing the shelves



These were around £2.50 from B&Q



Thumbs up all done

The Vivarium currently looks like this




Currently I have the tiles and paper towel mixture (Tiles were left over from other rooms)
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Old 30-11-2013, 04:31 PM
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Next I need to seal the vivarium again as it is empty and make sure the runner wood is secure.

This has put me on hold as I can not find the aquarium sealant

However I have found this stone spray - Would it be ok for the geckos?



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Old 30-11-2013, 05:01 PM
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I have the following two options.

1) Spray the entire vivarium with the stone spray and leave the
flooring normal.

2) Spray the flooring and leave the vivarium normal.

here is the test picture



and heres the temporary housing solution

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:19 PM
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So I ran out of gas in the stone spray (annoying as it still has 25% paint left)

I did however start cutting the floor boards to scale.

I am off to B&Q to look at some more spray.

Pictures to come later
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Looks good mate
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Old 03-12-2013, 04:36 AM
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So I started the floor boards. I took a guess (Stupid I know) at the size inside the vivarium and started to cut the first piece



Also the test of the last bit of the old spray paint went well


No Drips or issues with it coming off


Cheeky Cat and Dog this morning




Ponyo and Sasuke




Any way back on with the project.

So after finding out that B&Q didnt have the same colour spray, I decided to go for another Colour (Darker) and a bromeliad (£2.50 with 2 pups on it)

Next being lazy and not really having all the right tools, I clamped down the wood to get the same size as the first piece.

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:14 AM
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All Cut finally (Wrong saw and issue with the first piece)




So heres a test of the new spray paint against the old, the spray is under £10



I will be putting the heatmat under the flooring.


So I did not have a hacksaw or jigsaw to cut the heatmat section out poroperly, I still managed to do it with that big saw.


This was a test to make sure it fits.

I then used fire retardant insulation tape to keep the matt secure in place



Finally the flooring is in

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Old 03-12-2013, 09:16 AM
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I then proceed to cover up the flooring ready for the spray painting




Woopsie, I spilt the bloody varnish on the floor



This is all I have left



And here it is people after the first coat



I will be updating this either later tonight or tomorrow as it is my Grandmas funeral today.

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:04 PM
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I could be wrong but that stone spray is probably quite toxic

I used it years ago to cover an old tiled fireplace and we couldn't go in the room for almost a week after due to the fumes, they were choking, had to leave the windows open.

Inside a warm viv its liable to give off fumes for a lot longer
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:28 PM
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Spaceisdeep - dont worry it has to be varnished yet plus leaving it for at least a week to get rid of fumes.

What you think so far?
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