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Old 06-11-2019, 03:43 AM
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Default Waterproofing a Wooden Vivexotic Vivarium

I have just bought a 3 foot vivarium does it need sealing before using it? I have read that some people use silicone sealant on the edges and also applying yacht varnish is this necessary?
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Old 14-11-2019, 12:45 PM
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What species are you planning to house in it?
In theory the laminate ‘should’ keep the moisture away from the wood beneath, however it would be a good move to apply silicon sealer over the joins. Use an aquarium sealer rather than the regular stuff though.
I used pond liner as well as aquarium sealer in the vivarium that housed my water dragon, this created an additional barrier between the viv and the substrate.

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Old 17-11-2019, 07:50 PM
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All depends on what you are keeping.

I have used vivexotics for years and they really do not hold up well to humidity unless they are silconed when you put them together.

As above i have also used pond liner if i need high humidity.
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Old 22-11-2019, 10:49 AM
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Fiber glass resin but you have to know what your doing as the fumes are toxic.

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