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  1. Lizards
    I know there's plenty of posts about this sort of thing, but I just wanted to know what exact brands of Expanding Foam people are using nowadays. Just a couple of things, I'm wanting to do 3 enclosures (2 45x45x60 Exo Terras and one 30x30x45 - Wanting to upgrade to a 45x45x45 cube) I have two...
  2. Habitat
    Hello all, I'm planning a live planted terrarium in a large terrarium but am a little stuck as to what kind of expanding foam I should use. Of course there's loads of different brands out there but which ones are safe to use? I know that they need to cure for a week or so anyway but this would...
  3. Amphibians
    Hiya I am wondering if there is some expanding foam I can find in a local diy store like homebase that would be safe for frogs? I was going to order some black pond foam but with delivery it is over £35 and it has slightly put me off. Thanks a lot!
  4. Lizards
    Hi Guys, So I've been hastling Josh (my other half) for ages to do something with our crested gecko tanks as we always kept them in exoterras with plastic/silk plants etc in, and I always liked the live planted tanks. He agreed to give the expanding foam backgrounds a go, and so now we are...
  5. Lizards
    I sadly have no progress photos from start to finish of my Electric Blue Day Gecko set up, so instead I will give instructions, to start I had an Exo Terra 30x30x45cm tank, I stripped it bare removing the polystyrene background. I then used expanding foam on the back and sides, placing...
  6. Habitat
    Last year at Kempton I picked up myself a Green Tree python who's been happily living in a large RUB but it's finally time to build his viv! First off, here's the man himself, Heisenberg: My plan is to use an Exo Terra 60x60x45 viv with a large cork log in the background, a DIY expanding...
  7. Habitat
    Hi all! I have previously kept a number of reptiles but have been out of the hobby for a while due to other commitments. I have now decided to get a crestie and am now in the process of knocking up an exo-terra for the new fella. I will post photos as I go and hopefully they will help others...
  8. Amphibians
    Just wanted to check if this stuff would be alright to use on a dart frog background? Polycell Expanding Foam Polyfilla 0030010 Yellow, 5010567003012 If not, does anyone have any suggestions on what to use? Thanks,
  9. Habitat
    Hi guys ill try keep it to the point, I'm mid way building my boa new viv 8ft long 3ft tall and I've covered the background completely in expanding foam now I'm having major problems sticking the coco fibre to it :( I 1st tried watered down Pva painted on then sticking the fibre down which all...
  10. Habitat
    Hey guys, basically i messed up my expanding foam background so just wondering is it easy to remove so i can start again from scratch with gorilla glue ? cheers, Ryan
  11. Habitat
    Hi I am going to do and background for a basilisk viv I am building but I have a few questions: 1) how long do I have to leave the foam before putting the basilisk in? 2) is there anything else I need apart from the foam? As I wi be spraying the cage Thanks
  12. Habitat
    Is any type of expanding foam safe ? I'm in b&q now an looking at their own version .... Help ! Lol
  13. Newbie Advice
    Hi I wanted to find out with regards to using expanding foam in my build for PDFs what is the best expanding foam? Is there any that is safe that I could get from B&Q or homebase ? Thanks
  14. Habitat
    Expanding Foam is the worst substance on the planet! That said I hope it's as easy to cut as they say as it expands a lot... I'm using the Gorilla Filler for a background on my new build, I'm doing a planted tank with bio substrate hopefully everything goes alright as I'm hoping to get the...
  15. Amphibians
    Any ideas on the best method to remove this? Made a background with expanding foam and coco-fibre for some WTFs. The lower part of the foam has expanded too much and I need to take some of it off. It was put directly onto the glass. Any recommendations on how I can cut the excess away...
  16. Habitat
    Hi, Im just wondering if someone could possibly help me with a question I have regarding Expanding foam for 'fake-rock' backgrounds. I have a couple of cans of expanding foam lying around from when we did some work on a friends garage. The foam is by a brand named 'Bond-It', and the can reads...
  17. Habitat
    Hey guys i was just wandering if anyone had one? and how hard they are to remove if you decide to do something diffrent? And also does the eco earth not rot or just fall out over time ?? And is it not difficult to clean ? Cheers Julz!
  18. Habitat
    I'm doing a new background for my boyfreinds leopard gecko. I've got exo terra backgrounds arranged to make certain levels and hides but I want some ledges too. Time is kind of the essence as the gecko is in small temp housing, so I was wanting to use expanding foam. So... Will the...
  19. Habitat
    Just a quick question... Can any expanding foam be used and any silicone along as it is aquarium grade so it is safe with animals? I'm looking to do a planted viv covering the foam with Eco earth Thanks
  20. Equipment & Supplies
    I've been reading around but couldn't find anything, I was wondering if anyone knows if expanding foam can be used; 1. As a river bed - Was thinking to spray some foam over some mesh rounded to a semi circle, wait for it to dry and then hollow it out to a river bed. And 2. Create a wall to...
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