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Old 26-07-2009, 04:50 PM
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I was wondering if anyof you that have used ceramic tile for bearded dragons stick the tiles down and if so what with

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Old 26-07-2009, 09:01 PM
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My boyfriend looked up advice before we got our beardeed dragon. Put newspaper down and the tiles on top, don't worry about sticking them down because if they're loose you can remove them for cleaning.

I think ours are mineral tile, but from what I've read a rough tile like slate is definately the best bet. Also watch for gaps on the outside of the tiles - makes it harder to feed in my opinion, because when we put crickets in the viv they go straight for the gaps in the tiles and our reptile can't find them.
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Old 26-07-2009, 09:22 PM
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Just tiled my new viv, Used no more nails to stick them down and then going to grout the gaps, Sealent will be used to seal between the edges and the epic fake rock build Its goig to be so much better because the roaches and crikets will have no where to hide!!

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Old 26-07-2009, 09:38 PM
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Filling in the gaps sounds good. I would use sand, but I don't want to risk our baby beardie eating it and getting impacted.
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that a good idear neva thought of tileing in size of viv easy to clean, a wont cost am much in the long run
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Old 27-07-2009, 11:57 AM
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stuck the tiles down in mine with normal tile adhesive grouted in between, then painted the white grout with fake sandstone paint, then sealed that with clear laquor.
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Old 27-07-2009, 08:59 PM
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Nice never expected this much response.

So the best idea is to use no more nails and grout the gaps. Does the grout need to be sealed?
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Old 27-07-2009, 09:28 PM
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Noob question but can someone post or link me to tiles to use myself for viv I'm building for my BD?
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Old 28-07-2009, 08:25 AM
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I just put down some paper then some mounting card then just rested the tiles on top.

I used aquarium sealant to go arround the edges and in between the tiles.

Then I put in a fake rock build and my walk through for that is here
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Old 28-07-2009, 09:40 AM
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I just fitted the tiles together as close as I could but didn't stick them down so, if necessary, I could prise out any that needed extra cleaning.
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